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Fri, 29 Jun 2018 22:18:00 GMT
<p>Despite the heat, the Folklife Festival continued today with just as many feats of talent and cultural displays. The <a href="">Federació Catalana d&rsquo;Entitats Catifaires</a>, the Catalan <em>catifa </em>(flower carpet) makers, began a collaboration with <a href="">Los Viajeros de las Americas</a>, a group in D.C. with Central American roots that practices a similar tradition, called <em>alfombra de aserrín </em>(sawdust carpet). Together they are creating a large flower carpet featuring Modernist images in the center of the National Mall throughout the weekend. </p><p>Here you can check out our favorite pictures from the day. Add your own to our <a href="">Flickr group</a>, and make sure to use <a href="">#2018Folklife</a> when sharing your photos on social media. </p><p>Tomorrow, <a href="">learn the techniques of <em>frrik</em></a>, a traditional Armenian spinning top toy, revived by a group of artists in Gyumri. Discuss the <a href="">possibilities that tourism holds for Armenia&rsquo;s future</a> as well as the ways tourism initiatives differ from one another. Participants of all ages can <a href="">try their hand at carving</a> in a class led my Armenian wood and stone carvers. </p><p>Explore the world of Wakanda and African traditions that inspired the stunning costumes of <em>Black Panther </em>at a <a href="">special talk</a> held at the National Museum of African Art, part of the <em>Crafts of African Fashion </em>program<em>.</em> <a href="">Sample different wines</a> in our Marketplace before getting ready for performances from <a href="">Les Anxovetes, Zulal, and Alidé Sans</a> to hear women&rsquo;s voices form across cultures.  </p><p><em>Rachel Barton is the media intern for the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.</em></p>
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