Tablas de Sarhua--Sarhua Boards from Peru: A Latin American Folk Art Exhibit
Experience Tablas de Sarhua from September 13-October 15. Join us on Saturdays September 29, October 6, and October 13 from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. to enjoy family friendly activities and discuss the exhibition with volunteers from the Latina Women's League.
Sarhua boards are also called quellcas, for their similarity to the ancient drawings that the Incas in Peru had made to note down events during their regime. They are colorful illustrations painted on a flat wooden board, portraying the town customs, and accompanied by a written explanation.
The exhibit will feature some of the charming scenes of the Peruvian Andes rural life: Ronday, Kanka, Plaza Tusuy, Qachua, Musicos, Pacio, Takiq, Ninos Reyes, Conviday. These Sarhua boards were made by Peruvian folk artists. Also the exhibit offers a take home children's coloring activity. Open to both children and adults. The exhibition will be open until October 15.
This exhibit was possible with the support of the Williams-Condor Family, Peru Folk Craft Collection and the Latina Women's League.