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Drawings adapted from Afro-American Arts of the Suriname Rain Forest
(1980) by Sally and Richard Price, pg. # 66, 67.
- Colored pencils or crayons
(red, white, navy, yellow, pink, blue or green)
You are planning colors for your new patchwork cape.
Look closely at the shapes in the patchwork design examples.
As the Maroons do, try using contrasting colors (use strikingly
different colors next to one another).
Then repeat your color patterns for some of the square boxes and
design your own colorful patchwork design for your cape.
Colored pencils, paper, and
Can you design your own
unique Maroon patchwork cape? Using the materials listed above, design your own colorful
patchwork cape. Be creative! (Children 8 and older with adult supervision may use fabric
to produce a Maroon patchwork cape.)
Suriname and French Guiana
Maroons name the cloth they design according to memorable stories and events in the life
of their community. Can you name your own patchwork cape?