Celebrating Thanksgiving Through Mosaic Art
(5 min read) Ahhh Thanksgiving! The holiday is celebrated by all the proud Americans. It is the day when, back in 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Native American Wampanoag people shared an autumn harvest feast.
These days this meaningful holiday is also known as the day of three big Fs, and before your mind starts imagining colorful scenarios, it’s a day of feasting, Football, and Family. Needless to say, the magic of Thanksgiving is captured through gathering around a table stacked with great food with one of the NFL games blasting in the background.
Keeping that in mind, if your displayed artwork depicts one of those three things, you’re already halfway… well, okay, one-third into achieving that cheerful Thanksgiving atmosphere. On that note, a mosaic artwork depicting a table rich with food, and a family laughing and having a good time, is a perfect fit for your Thanksgiving vibes.
Historians agree that the majority of the dishes were prepared using traditional Native American cooking methods, recipes, and spices. Pilgrims settlers had no oven and the sugar supply from the Mayflower dwindled quickly, so the first feast did not contain cakes, pies, or other similar desserts. These days Thanksgiving is almost unimaginable without a golden-hued pumpkin pie.
One of the major symbols of the Thanksgiving holiday is the turkey. Thanksgiving turkey is a sign of a nation’s great abundance and ability to provide for its citizens. However, it is interesting to note that the turkey wasn’t part of that first historical Thanksgiving feast. Pilgrims ate lobster, seal, and swan, but the turkey was nowhere to be seen.
In fact, the person responsible for the turkey becoming the unofficial mascot of Thanksgiving wasn’t even born until 1877. American writer Sarah Josepha Hale was considered to be a trendsetter of her time and she seems to be the sole culprit of the relentless November slaughter of turkeys. She is also known for writing a nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb” Keeping that in mind, it’s no wonder she went for turkey and not lamb…
Today, almost almost 90% of all Americans have a turkey for Thanksgiving. Whether baked, roasted, or deep fried, turkey is present on the table. It is usually accompanied by stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
On that note, it is only fitting to grace your dining room with a colorful mosaic depicting a richly set table. As long as it features delicious food, your mosaic artwork is Thanksgiving-worthy.