Folk art crosses national divides

20th October 2000 at 01:00
A superb piece by Robin Laurance (Big Picture, October 13) but I wonder if others, like me, were struck by the similarity in style between the painted Pakistani truck, traditional Romany caravan art, and traditionl 19th century canal-boat art? What a good example of grassroots folk art, and of how art spans national divides. I feel a citizenship lesson coming on...

Maggy Simms Springfield Avenue, Blackburn

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