Journal of Washington State FOLKLIFE

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Rites of Green shines a light on the rich traditions & cultures throughout our state.

Rites of Green is an online space curated by Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission where makers, documentarians, artists, writers, musicians, & activists from Washington’s many walks of life can exhibit their work & illuminate their regions.

NEW Series Spotlight:

SPRING 2022: Foodways

View our first issue, Spring 2022: Foodways, here!

Kristi Maldonado and two others hold out dollar bills as tips to a performer out of frame.

New Documentary: Center for Washington Cultural Traditions presents a short documentary on Kristi Maldonado who performs as drag king Cesar Hart in Twin Harbors, Washington.

May 10, 2022
Kelli Faryar

Efrem Fesaha

April 14, 2022
SPRING 2022: Foodways

Editor's Note

In 2021, the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions (CWCT) embarked on a statewide exploration of food traditions. Our goal as to document food practices and practitioners in this state, but also to explore the ways foodways interacts with other important social processes. This debut issue of Rites of Green is the result of this work.

April 10, 2022
SPRING 2022: Foodways

Chicken Soup

A chicken soup recipe from the Hmong Association of Washington cookbook.

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