Highlands Museum of the Arts is the venue for a display of Haitian Drapo, a traditional folk art of sequined and beaded temple flags from the collection of Butler H. Smith, Jr. and Betty Ford-Smith.
Over 50 flags range in size and subject, from saints to snakes to mermaids, all hand-stitched and embellished with tiny seed beads and shimmering sequins that define the art form. “Vibrant with reflection, the flags are by turns reverent, playful, uplifting, mysterious, political and spooky,” said spokesperson Susan James.
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