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Thomas B. Maracle Indigenous Canadian Mohawk Stone Carving or Sculpture
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Nation in circa 1985 in his signature Indigenous Folk Art style. The sculpture depicts an Eagle with its
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Late 20th Century North American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Stone

Mexican Rug Chiapas Wool Indigenous Technique Red Black Carpet Folk Art Tribal
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
beautiful cozy wool tapestry is hand knotted in fixed loom, a very traditional indigenous folk art technique
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2010s Mexican Native American North and South American Rugs

Materials

Wool, Cotton

Australian Indigenous Aboriginal Art Thompson Yulidjirri Figural Bark Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
Kelton Collection located in Santa Monica, California) of important Australian Indigenous Works of Art
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Vintage 1970s Australian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Burlap, Wood, Paint

Australian Indigenous Aboriginal Art Thompson Yulidjirri Emu Bird Bark Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
, California) of important Australian Indigenous Works of Art and was acquired in 1982. Thompson Yulidjirri
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Vintage 1970s Australian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Wood, Paint

Vintage 2011 Boruca Authentic Indigenous Wooden Mask w/ Stand ~ Costa Rica
Located in Naples, FL
This vintage 2011 Boruca mask is a truly unique piece of art. Handmade by indigenous artisans from
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2010s Costa Rican Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Mexican Burnished Clay Folk Art Terracotta Handmade Vase with Handles
By Silvia Martínez Díaz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
the traditions of indigenous settlers in the region.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Mexican Rustic Natural Clay Folk Art Handmade Ceramic Pot Terracota
By Silvia Martínez Díaz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
pieces which carry the traditions of indigenous settlers in the region.
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Mexican Rustic Natural Clay Folk Art Handmade Ceramic Pot Terracotta
By Silvia Martínez Díaz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
pieces which carry the traditions of indigenous settlers in the region.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Mexican Rustic Vase Folk Art Handmade Ceramic Vessel Terracotta Oaxaca Clay
By Silvia Martínez Díaz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
indigenous settlers in the region.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay, Terracotta

Vintage Nahua Pottery Chililico Hidalgo Mexican Folk Art Animal Candleholders
Located in Forney, TX
A most charming pair of two rare and whimsical indigenous Nahua peoples pottery animal folk art
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Pottery

Mexican Burnished Clay Folk Art Ancient Pre-Hispanic Handmade Vase with Handles
By Silvia Martínez Díaz
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
the traditions of indigenous settlers in the region.
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Rustic Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Mid-Century Era Signed West Coast Cedar Haida Indigenous Canadian Totem Pole
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Canada and dating to approximately 1960 and done in the West Coast Indigenous Haida style. The totem is
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

An early 20th century Canadian folk art maple wood carved Inuit figure group
Located in Central England, GB
This superb rare figure group is a piece of Canadian folk art. It is beautifully hand carved in
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Maple

Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving Traditional Dance Handmade Alebrije One of a Kind
By Manuel Cruz Prudencio, Ruby Fabian
Located in Queretaro, Queretaro
The young dancers wear an armor of threads over their bodies, showing off an ancient indigenous art
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Folk Art Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Acrylic, Wood

American Diorama, Follower Gerrit Schouten, Carib Indigenous Village
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Indigenous camp Carved wood, papier-mâché, paint on paper and natural twigs H 27.3 x L 43.5 x D 13 cm
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Antique 19th Century Surinamer Native American Objects

Materials

Clay, Twig, Wood, Paper, Feathers

Antique Native American Indigenous Peoples Carved Polychrome Canoe Model
Located in Forney, TX
primitive folk art sculpture presents splendidly, with beautifully aged warm mellow heavily worn patina
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Early 20th Century North American Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Twine, Wood, Paint

Pair of Vintage Indigenous American Inuit Mukluks or Boots
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Indigenous American Folk Art style. The upper portions are made with fur and the bottom or 'boot' is composed
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Mid-20th Century North American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Fur, Leather, Wool

Sally Morgan Signed Australian Aboriginal Art Original Painting Marble Bar Pool
Located in Studio City, CA
Indigenous Works of Art. The Kelton Foundation is located in Santa Monica, California. The painting was
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1990s Australian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Australian Aboriginal Art Janet Forrester Ngala Painting Milky Way Dream, 1994
Located in Studio City, CA
Australian Indigenous Works of Art and was exhibited at the Australian Consulate in Los Angeles
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1990s Australian Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Paint

Indigenous American West Coast Haida Styled Carved & Polychrome Painted Totem
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This folk art carved and polychrome painted totem pole is signed by an unknown artist and
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Late 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Large Vintage Indigenous Canadian Lidded Birch Bark Painted Shoulder Basket
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
approximately 1970 and done in the period indigenous Canadian style. This lidded basket is composed entirely of
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Birch

John Williams Signed Indigenous American West Coast Haida Styled Totem Pole
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This Indigenous American totem pole was done by the renowned master carver John T. Williams of the
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Mid-20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Large Brazilian or Guyana Amazon Indigenous Macana War Club, 18th or Earlier
Located in Amsterdam, NL
A splendid and rare Amazon indigenous wamara wood Macana war-club Southern-Guyana or Northern
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Antique Early 18th Century Brazilian Native American Objects

Materials

Hardwood

Australian Aboriginal Art Barbara Charles Napaltjarri Hunting Dreaming Painting
Located in Studio City, CA
important Australian Indigenous Works of Art. Provenance: 1987; Papunya Tula Artists Pty. Ltd., Alice
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Vintage 1980s Australian Tribal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

19th C. Mexican Retablo, C.1880
Located in San Francisco, CA
become what is known today as the Mexican folk retablo. The retablo was an art form that flourished in
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Antique 19th Century Mexican Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Tin

19th C. Mexican Retablo, C.1880
19th C. Mexican Retablo, C.1880
H 14 in W 10 in D 0.2 in
Australian Aboriginal Art Leanna Wanjidari Reid Signed Black Marlin Triptych
Located in Studio City, CA
from the famed Kelton Foundation Collection of important Australian Indigenous Works of Art and has
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20th Century Australian Tribal Paintings

Materials

Paper

19th C. Mexican Retablo Saint Francis c.1880
Located in San Francisco, CA
the Mexican folk retablo. The retablo was an art form that flourished in post conquest Mexico and
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Antique 19th Century Mexican Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Tin

Latin American Art Manuel Eduardo Nieto Crayon Portrait Columbian
Located in London, GB
A fine bright and vibrant original crayon portrait on a young Indigenous boy from the Colombian
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20th Century Peruvian Paintings

Materials

Crayon

19th c. Mexican Retablo "Veronica's Veil" c.1880
Located in San Francisco, CA
become what is known today as the Mexican folk retablo. The retablo was an art form that flourished in
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Antique 19th Century Mexican Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Tin

19th C. Mexican Retablo "Veronica's Veil", c.1880
Located in San Francisco, CA
become what is known today as the Mexican folk retablo. The retablo was an art form that flourished in
Category

Antique 19th Century Mexican Folk Art Paintings

Materials

Tin

Australian Aboriginal Art Bobby Barrdjaray Nganjmirra Painting Rainbow Serpant
Located in Studio City, CA
Kelton Foundation Collection of important Australian Indigenous Works of Art. This work is from the
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Vintage 1970s Australian Tribal Paintings

Materials

Stone

Australian Aboriginal Art Janet Forrester Ngala Painting Snake & Milky Way Dream
Located in Studio City, CA
Foundation Collection of important Australian Indigenous Works of Art. Provenance: 1992; Hank Ebes
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20th Century Australian Tribal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic, Paint

Brazilian Wai Wai Tribal Cassava Graters Circa 1945
Located in Dallas, TX
Wai Wai Indigenous tribe of Northern Brazil to process raw Cassava for consumption. Boards are roughly
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Vintage 1940s Brazilian Folk Art Antiquities

Materials

Stone

African Tribal Art Igbo or Igala Cast Bronze Bell, West Africa, Nigeria
Located in Miami, FL
Traditional Tribal Art cast bronze bell from the Igbo People in West Africa. Made by the lost wax
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Antique 19th Century Nigerian Primitive Tribal Art

Materials

Bronze

Inuit Native American Eskimo Signed Large Stone Carved Tusked Walrus Sculpture
By Native American Art
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful soapstone large, heavy carving of a tusked walrus by the indigenous inuit people who
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Soapstone

Inuit Native American Eskimo Signed Stone Carved Walrus Sculpture
By Native American Art
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderful soapstone carving of a walrus by the indigenous Inuit People who inhabit parts of the
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Mid-20th Century Canadian Native American Sculptures and Carvings

Materials

Soapstone

Native American Tomahawk
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
would display nicely in any home or indigenous weapon collection. Family Owned & Operated Cisco’s
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Early 20th Century American Native American Objects

Materials

Metal

Native American Tomahawk
Native American Tomahawk
H 23.75 in W 7 in D 7 in
Native American Pueblo Pictorial Drum
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
held horizontally. Beautifully made drum with excellent art and craftsmanship. Would display nicely in
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Mid-20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide, Wood

Antique Navajo Germantown Weaving, circa 1890, Eyedazzler Red Green Yellow Black
By Navajo Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
indigenous to the area now known as the Southwestern United States. This textile is best suited for use as a
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Antique 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wool

Navajo Two Gray Hills Area Rug, Trading Post Textile, Gray Ivory, Black, Brown
By Navajo Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
(Navajo) peoples are a Native American Indian tribal group indigenous to the area now known as the
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Early 20th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Wool

Native Nootka Totem by Rick Williams, 2 Foot
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
carves today. His positive Attitude and wisdom make him a pleasure to be around. Each piece of his art is
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20th Century Canadian Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Northwest Four Figure Cedar Totem
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
condition and just the right size. Northwest Coast art, consisting of totem poles, posts or pillars, carved
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Early 20th Century Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Cedar

Moccasins, Antique 1880s Arapaho Native American Plains Indian, Hide with Beads
By Arapaho Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
known as the Hinono'eino or Inun-ina which means "our people", they are one of the indigenous peoples of
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide, Glass, Beads

Native American Parfleche Box, Sioux, 19th Century Painted Hide Plains
By Sioux Indian Art
Located in Denver, CO
parfleche was coined by 17th century French Canadian voyageurs and used to describe indigenous objects made
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

Materials

Hide

Pre Columbian Moche Portrait Head Vessel South Latin American Antiques
Located in London, GB
personage with a grimacing face perhaps a prisoner the shaved head and fringe is typical of indigenous
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Peruvian Antiquities

Materials

Pottery

20th Century African Ceremonial Drum
Located in Doylestown, PA
Large, hand-crafted African ceremonial drum sculpted from a single piece of indigenous wood. It
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20th Century African Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Hide, Wood

20th Century African Ceremonial Drum
20th Century African Ceremonial Drum
H 30.75 in W 9.5 in D 9.25 in
Dayak Tribal Baby Carrier Kalimantan Borneo
Located in Chonburi, TH
indigenous craftsmanship. Made from a combination of beads, rattan, and wood, this carrier is not only a
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Mid-20th Century Asian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Rattan, Wood, Beads

Dayak Tribal Baby Carrier Kalimantan Borneo
Dayak Tribal Baby Carrier Kalimantan Borneo
H 11.62 in W 11.74 in D 5.12 in
An Extremely Fine South African Tsonga Prestige Staff by the ‘Baboon Master'
Located in London, GB
- 41 ins high These staffs were used by indigenous Zulu leaders as ceremonial and important prestige
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Antique Late 19th Century South African Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

Early 20th Century Pende "Circumcision Ceremonial" Mask
Located in Austin, TX
top, lending it an air of authenticity and tribal allure. This mask stands as a symbol of indigenous
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Early 20th Century Ivorian Masks

Materials

Wood

Antique Ethnic Brass Traditional Anklet Bracelet from India Vide Poche
Located in North Hollywood, CA
enchanting Dhokra art objects have motifs inspired by indigenous folk culture and are characterized by an
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Early 20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Tribal Art

Materials

Metal

Papua New Guinea Talipun, Boiken, Sepik River Region
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
indigenous communities in the region. Whether displayed as a captivating piece of tribal art or appreciated
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20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Shell, Paint, Feathers, Wicker

Early 20th Century Shaman Body Bag
Located in Chicago, IL
cultural practices and rituals among various indigenous communities and shamans in different parts of the
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Early 20th Century African Tribal Art

Materials

Goat Hair

Early 20th Century Shaman Body Bag
Early 20th Century Shaman Body Bag
H 25 in W 14.5 in D 0.5 in
Framed Collection of Twenty-One Native American Arrowheads
Located in Chicago, IL
the ancestral heritage of the indigenous peoples who once inhabited the land. The 19th-century
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier American Native American Tribal Art

Materials

Stone

Xantolo Mask From The Huasteca Region Of Hidalgo, Mexico, 1970´s
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
that have departed with their spirits present. Nahuatl is the indigenous language spoken in the
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Vintage 1970s Mexican Tribal Masks

Materials

Wood, Paint

Massive Shipibo Tribe Peruvian Vessel
Located in San Francisco, CA
Howard G. Charing writes "The Shipibo-Conibo are an indigenous people people (currently numbering
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Vintage 1940s Peruvian Ceramics

Materials

Clay

20th Century Emberá-Wounaan Basket
Located in Chicago, IL
craftsmanship of the indigenous Emberá-Wounaan people of Panama and Colombia. Woven with unparalleled skill from
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20th Century Panamanian Tribal Tribal Art

Materials

Natural Fiber

Vintage Navajo Rug, Trading Post Era Southwestern Weaving, Red Brown Black White
By Navajo
Located in Denver, CO
group indigenous to the area now known as the Southwestern United States.
Category

20th Century American Native American Rugs

Materials

Wool

Ancient Pre-Columbian Inca Chimu Silver Portrait Votive Cup Vessel Peru 1400 CE
Located in Portland, OR
An important Pre-Columbian Inca/Chimu silver portrait vessel cup, Peru, 1400 CE. The indigenous
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Pre-Columbian Antiquities

Materials

Silver

Aboriginal Painting by Makinti Napananka (1930-2011), Australia
Located in NICE, FR
Indigenous Art Award, Perth (Australia) 2008 - Winner, 25th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait
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20th Century Australian Tribal Paintings

Materials

Canvas, Acrylic

Aboriginal Painting by Makinti Napananka (1930-2011), Australia
Aboriginal Painting by Makinti Napananka (1930-2011), Australia
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H 46.86 in W 24.02 in D 0.91 in
A Nias 'Adu Zatua' wooden ancestor sculpture
Located in Amsterdam, NL
a visit to Nias, where Kunst studied the indigenous music. Impressed by the island which remained
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Antique 19th Century Indonesian Tribal Art

Materials

Wood

A Nias 'Adu Zatua' wooden ancestor sculpture
A Nias 'Adu Zatua' wooden ancestor sculpture
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H 14.77 in W 3.94 in D 3.15 in
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Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more in our collection of indigenous folk art on 1stDibs. Was constructed with extraordinary care, often using wood, fabric and animal skin. If you’re shopping for a piece of indigenous folk art, we have 10 options in-stock, while there are 1 modern editions to choose from as well. Your living room may not be complete without an item from our selection of indigenous folk art — find older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. A choice in our collection of indigenous folk art is a generally popular piece of furniture, but those created in Folk Art styles are sought with frequency. Many designers have produced at least one well-made object in our assortment of indigenous folk art over the years, but those crafted by Carmen Cruz are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Indigenous Folk Art?

Prices for a piece of indigenous folk art start at $295 and top out at $16,749 with the average selling for $995.
Questions About Indigenous Folk Art
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 22, 2024
    Yes, mandala art is folk art. The definition of folk art is art that reflects the sociocultural characteristics and values of a particular group of people. Mandala art fits this definition due to its association with the Hindu and Buddhist faiths. On 1stDibs, explore a selection of folk art from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Mexican folk art can be characterized by vibrant colored paintings and jewelry designed with floral motifs. Lush forests and animals, especially birds, are featured in Mexican folk art, which is a blend of Indigenous and European methods and skills. You’ll find a variety of Mexican folk art from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Among the materials used in folk art are cloth, wood, paper, clay and metal.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Jamini Roy was an Indian artist whose paintings often reflected his Indian roots. Roy combined imagery from Indian folk art with Western motifs to create his unique modern works. Subjects ranged from paintings of legendary figures to everyday life in rural Bengal. His goal was to make art affordable to everyone. Browse a selection of Jamini Roy paintings on 1stDibs.