Friday, 27 August 2010
This is a painting that has now formed part of the collection for the Museum of British Folklore. It is a painting on glass, etched away in sections, called
''Scenes from British Folklore in mock scrimshaw style''. . Pretty self explanatory really!
The folkloric practices involved include the Burryman, Hobby horses, Mummer's plays, Mermaids and Shellycoats, May day celebrations, the Dunmow flitch, the Whittlesea straw bear, Swan Upping, Well dressing, Abbots Bromley Horn dancing, beating the boundaries, Chalk figures, Maiden's garlands,Welsh love spoons, corn dollies....