GULLAH CHRISTMAS; Falla da Sta
The painting was inspired by Anita Singleton-Prather and her singing ensemble The Gullah Kinfolk from Beaufort, South Carolina. It is Christmas 1860, the last Christmas before the Civil War begins. The plantation households were more relaxed during holidays and encouraged enslaved people to embrace the Christmas story. In the painting the storyteller speaks of following the star, however her listeners know she is not referring to the star of the nativity but she is sharing directions for escape in the UNDERGROUND RAILROAD; coded symbols in the painting include; North Star Quilt which appears to be put out to air but actually used as a mnemonic device, the man playing guitar is singing “Follow The Drinking Gourd”, another reference to following the north star in big dipper constellation.
This painting has become an iconic symbol of The Gullah Christmas of the Sea Islands. This is an opportunity to own a signed limited edition glicee print. The Gullah Christmas Comes numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Limit 100
This special order comes in size 24 x 18, for $ 200.00 +15.00 shipping and handling, if shipped in the US, however international shipping fees will be higher.
SIGNED PRINTS OF THE GULLAH CHRISTMAS ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 100
"See below for ticket information for the Dec 4, 2015 performance by Anita Prather and the Gullah Kinfolk, Sea Island Holiday celebration".
Gullah Christmas 24 x 18 Giclee on archival watercolor paper or archival canvas. Museum quality. Signed by the artist with a certificate of autenticity. Numbered/Artist Proofs. Please see international shipping fees for purchases outside of the USA
Gullah Christmas notecards are 10.00 each. Large colorful note cards with 5 x 7 image suitable for framing. Blank on inside. Purchase five and get one free, please indicate quanity, sixth card added when shipped.
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