December 7, 2011

Collection Name: Scott Skinner Collection

Collection Number: 1923

Post Type: Kite Object or Accessory

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Artist or Author: Unknown

Creation Year: 2010

Height: 11 inches

Width: 15 1/2 inches open, 10 inches closed


Retablo, folk painting from Guatemala shaped like the front of a church. When the doors are opened, the scene inside depicts numerous kites flying over a Guatemalan village. Retablo is made of scrap wood, probably pine.

Geographic: Guatemala

Kite Type: Figure, Flat

Significance: Art, Cultural

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