Suriname Maroon Art – Paintings

In addition to being master wood carvers, the maroons of Suriname also have a distinct paint style in which the same motifs that appear in their wood carving or houtsnijwerk, also appear in their paintings.

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Always using vibrant lively colors:

Traditionally they decorated their houses, paddles and other household utensils using this technique, but now due to tourist interest they also create it on canvas and other souvenirs.

The African influence is always present in the motifs.

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