Museum of Folk Art
As part of the efforts of organizations seeking to foster the diversity and uniqueness of the artistic traditions Salvadoran, Folk Art Museum is a sample of that work.
This museum was founded by the association Folk Art Initiative (INAR) in 2001, private non-profit organization formed by Salvadoran professionals united by the interest of documenting, studying and preserving the different expressions of arts and popular traditions of El Salvador.
In this sense, more than one 100 objects and documents were collected for permanent and temporary exhibitions throughout the eight rooms that make facilities. Each includes different expressions Salvadoran folk art as a product of artistic traditions inherited or emerging.
Within the collection are some sculptures, embroidery, jewelry, pottery, tissues, masks, confetti and its main exhibition: clay miniatures.
The main area is the "Hall of the Thumbnail Dominga Herrera" in honor of the creator of this miniature art from Ilobasco, Cabañas. You will know you used clothing, to the national and international awards received this pioneering Salvadoran crafts.
Throughout find countless thematic rooms miniature, from different indigenous dress, National Guard uniforms of yesteryear, representative bands, Salvadorans mythical characters and more.
Also find topics relating to traditional processes that give the corn, bread, Coffee and sweets. Until life itself: from love, Catholic traditions such as Easter and immigration to the United States.
Staged creations also places and historical events such as the Spanish conquest, National Zoo, Amapulapa the spa in the department of San Vicente, inter.
As part of the trip you will find the room that exposes fragments of the folk traditions of El Salvador as the almost extinct "confetti" of Izalco, Sonsonate, which was used for holidays. Its characteristic is that the indigenous population cuts embodied in mythical figures like animal "Cuyancúa", inter alia.
Likewise will glimpse masks from popular dances like the dance of Moors and Christians.
In this space there is space for the recognition of women artisans who keep old procedures. Such as the production of the waist looms, Panchimalco characteristic and basketry Olocuilta, both the department of San Salvador. Likewise, the black mud of Guatajiagua, department of Morazán and San Miguel.
An emotional corner is the room dedicated to women and children who made embroidery between 1980 and 1989, era marked by civil war displacements generated thousands of Salvadoran families Honduran land.
They embody embroidery and living conditions they faced in everyday life Colomoncagua, Honduras by way of expressing the problems they faced with the passing of the years.
Visit the Museum of Popular Art and discover this facet of folk art hand traditions still preserved in our society.
Address: Avenida San Jose #125, colony Central America, San Salvador.
When driving a vehicle must pass through the Boulevard of Heroes into Calle Gabriela Mistral right. The museum is located opposite corner to Holy Family Parish.
Bus routes that circulate in the area are: 46, 30-B 30-A bus and minibus. Ticket cost from $0.20 USD.
- Visiting Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m.
Adults: $1.00 USD
Children: $0.50 USD*
*Note: For this fee is entitled to visit all the museum, see the shorts and perform the practice with mud.
- Phone: (503) 2274-5154
- Official website: www.artepopular.org
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elevation 2147 feet
N 13° 42.789´
W 89° 12.863´
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