Welcome to the Gallery of Folklore & Popular Culture!

Do you like to go out “Dutch Treat” where everyone pays for their own meal?

Well, I have a different kind of Dutch Treat for you. This one is about Dutch Traditions in Southern California, specifically Dutch foods and Sinterklaas customs documented in slides and with music. Check it out.

This website is dedicated to exploring material culture and contemplating the possible meanings for people who possess these objects. Additionally, we provide information about the backgrounds of the artifacts.

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Decorated Lion Incense burner

As a professional folklorist, I have collected these objects over the decades. To some, these items might seem trivial. NOT SO. I consider them cultural and historical gems, important clues about society that need to be identified and preserved.

Amulet-FLK476
Good luck-Thailand-Thai-Plastic/fabric/beads/string-6″ x 7″
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Miniature Screen panels with Chinese figures in traditional dress

Visit the Discussion Board to post comments or personal stories about objects. Additionally, we solicit your input to correct errors and add enlightenment.  We encourage you to contact: flpcgallery@gmail.com.

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Mexican chile-man with sombrero playing guitar

This site is constantly growing and evolving, so KEEP ON COMING BACK!

Sincerely,

Norine Dresser-Folklorist/Collector & Mariah Chase-Curator/Photographer

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