SLP2002 Garifuna Print
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The Garifuna are descendants of African slaves who settled on Roatan, an island off of the coast of Honduras in Central America, in the late 18th century. They have retained many of their customs and dances. The Garifuna male dancers wear ladies' dresses as a tribute to the Garifuna men who dressed as women during the Second Garifuna War from 1795-1796. The British thought they were women and the dresses helped them to avoid capture and execution. Susan Stephenson traveled to Roatan and upon her return created the oil painting from which this print was made. The overall print is 24" by 18". A larger image can be seen here: http://www.michaelolaf.net/susanartOPM.html