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Folk Art For Sale
Chino, Chinese Influence Rattan Console
Located in Bangkok, TH
“Chino” is inspired by the traditional Chinese console from Qing Dynasty. Employing graphic practice, rattan is used to outline the basic shape of the table while black and white cor...
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2010s Thai Modern Folk Art

Materials

Nylon, Rattan

Arkha 'Red', Tribal Rattan Armchair
Located in Bangkok, TH
The rattan language of the chair inspires by the symbolism in various tribal cultures. The color of the Arkha chair applying theory of pointillism. By wrapping ropes of various co...
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2010s Thai Modern Folk Art

Materials

Nylon, Rattan

Bamba'M', Bamboo Side Table
Located in Bangkok, TH
Bamba is an ode to Bamboo. Gathered in strength and though covered in black, the organic nature still shines through honoring the materiality of the tree. The top portion was created...
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2010s Thai Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Bamboo

Old Japan Pair Magnificent Bronze Cockatoo Parrots
Located in South Burlington, VT
From our recent Japanese acquisitions First we have seen A rare pair (2) of Japanese hand cast bronze "cockatoos" or parrots dating to the early 20th century. They possess much...
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Early 20th Century Japanese Meiji Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Rare 19th Century Samoan Tapa Cloth
Located in Rochester, NY
An antique Samoa Siapo (tapa cloth) made from the inner bark of the mulberry tree / free hand paint decorated ( Siapo Mamanu ) with the natural dyes from plants, tree and clays. This...
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Late 19th Century Samoan Tribal Antique Folk Art

Materials

Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Black Forest Turn of the Century Mirror with Hand-Carved Oak Leaves and Viola
Located in Atlanta, GA
A Swiss Black Forest mirror from the early 20th century, with hand-carved oak leaves and viola motif. Created in Switzerland during the Turn of the Century, this Black Forest mirror ...
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Early 20th Century Swiss Black Forest Folk Art

Materials

Mirror, Wood

Obe, Rattan Stool a Reinterpretation of the African Ashanti Stool
Located in Bangkok, TH
Obe is Kitt.Ta.Khon’s reinterpretation of the African Ashanti stool. In this rattan structure stool, Kitt.Ta.Khon melds African references with Southeast Asian wicker techniques and ...
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2010s Thai Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Nylon, Rattan

19th C Oakwood Counter Top Cigar Store Indian Statue, Netherlands
Located in Leuven , BE
The cigar store Indian originated as a tradition, not in the United States but in Europe, where carved “Virginie men,” as Europeans called native Americans, were used for advertising...
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19th Century Dutch Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Matched 19th Century Cow Horn Scrimshaw
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 19th century matched pair of cow horn scrimshaws elaborately carved with motifs of birds, butterflies, animals, and period female figures. Made in the United States. Please not...
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19th Century American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Horn

Early 20th C Wool Lancaster County Saw Tooth Diamond Quilt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine Amish example of a early Lancaster county Amish saw tooth diamond in a square is in fine condition. The colors are most unusual and very vibrant. Listed in most Amish quilt...
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1920s American Country Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Adnet Style Saddle Leather Waste Basket
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Handsome saddle leather waste bin in the style of Jacques Adnet. Circa 1950s. Great color and age. Inset, removable wooden basket to collect waste. Staining and age as shown. Great p...
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1950s French Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Leather

Antique Dan Mask, Ivorian, Hardwood, West African, Tribal, Victorian, Circa 1900
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique Dan mask. An Ivorian, hardwood African tribal mask from the Ivory Coast, dating to the late Victorian period, circa 1900. Fascinating celebratory mask with coll...
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Late 19th Century African Antique Folk Art

Materials

Hardwood

Mughal Royal Blue Silk Throw Pillow Embroidered with Gold Peacocks
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Mughal India royal blue Dupioni silk throw pillow embroidered with gold beads in a peacock style design. Vintage lumbar decorative silk blue throw pillow handcrafted with gold beads...
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Mid-20th Century Indian Anglo Raj Folk Art

Materials

Beads, Silk

Josef Albers Study for Homage to the Square Limited Edition Ceramic Platter 1999
Located in Studio City, CA
German-born artist Josef Albers wonderfully designed Homage to the Square, four glazed Italian porcelain ceramic platters, chargers, plates, each hallmarked/stamped on verso, from a ...
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20th Century Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Danish Table Lamp by Per & Annelise Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus, 1960s
Located in Studio City, CA
Simply designed yet elegant glazed lamp by Danish ceramists husband and wife per and Annelise Linnemann-Schmidt for Palshus. Signed/ Incised "Palshus" and "Denmark" on the undersi...
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1970s Danish Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Marcello Fantoni Signed Mid-Century Italian Raymor Glazed Ceramic Table Light
Located in Studio City, CA
Beautifully designed and textured yellow green glazed studio ceramic lamp by Italian ceramics master or designer Marcello Fantoni for Raymor. Very rare and hard to find style and col...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic and White Metal 'Alpaca' Compote Bird Centrepiece
Located in Guadalajara, Jalisco
Always unique pieces is what you are going to hear about Jesus Guerrero Santo's work, all the pieces are handmade and created one by one it takes months to produce each peace. This ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Alpaca

20th C Eagle Applique Quilt
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine eagle applique is in pristine condition. The swag border is quite nice as well and the quilt has very nice stitching and piecing. The quilt is so unusual in a golden rod co...
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Mid-20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Otto and Vivika Heino Monumental Hand Thrown Ceramic Six Bird Head Bowl Pot
Located in Studio City, CA
A wonderfully designed and exceptionally rare earthenware six bird's head bowl or pot (bird head works are very coveted among collector's of the Heino's work) by ceramics masters hus...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Earthenware

Stunning Batak Tribe Ceremonial Bowl from Jackfruit Wood, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A stunning example of a Batak tribe ceremonial bowl from jackfruit wood. Dating to the early 20th century this bowl features a wonderful smooth finish and form. The dip at the bowls ...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Other Folk Art

Materials

Fruitwood

Hand-Carved Wood Javanese ‘Wayang Topeng’ Theatre Mask, Indonesia c. 1900
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old mask from the Javanese masks theatre ‘wayang topeng’: carved from hard wood, and painted on the front side. The mask shows clear traces of age and long usage with multi...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Other Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Giant Excedrin Pill Pop Art
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Monumental vintage Excedrin pill in cream plaster/ceramic. 3.75" diameter. Likely used as a store display. Whimsical desktop object or paperweight. Green felted bottom. Great piece o...
Category

1970s American Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Plaster, Paint

Indonesian 'Wayang Golek" Shadow Puppet, Java, Indonesia, Early 20th Century
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
This “Wayang Golek” is a visibly old shadow puppet carved using soft wood and cloth. It features an articulated head and arms connected to rods, the dresses are made with batik fabri...
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Early 20th Century Indonesian Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Fabric

Folk Art Sunburst Mirror Early 19th Century
Located in Hastings, GB
A charming and very rare folk art sunburst mirror, French, dating the the early 1800's, it is formed out of lead which has been hammered and shaped, it has then been overpainted in g...
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Early 19th Century French Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Lead

Henry Culver Model of Revenge
Located in Norwell, MA
Rare ship model of the noted warship "Queen Anne's Revenge", by famous ship modeler Henry Brundage Culver. This is an exceptional piece with a very colorful paint scheme, exceptional...
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1920s Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Empire Hand Knotted Wool Antique Reproduction Large Rug
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Imperio rug made in Spain, circa 1970. Hand knotted wool antique reproduction Measures: 300 x 300 cm.
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1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wool

African Baga Nimba Wood Carved Figural Headdress Mask Sculpture
Located in Studio City, CA
A nicely carved Baga Nimba figure/ mask top made by the Baga people of the coast of Guinea Bissau. This carved figure may have been intended to be part of a larger mask at one poi...
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Early 20th Century Guinea-Bissauan Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Libra 'Corner pattern', Tribal Stool
Located in Bangkok, TH
Libra stool, tribal stool Inspired by the African Ashanti stool, the Libra has been re-contextualized with modern materials such as steel and recycled plastic strips. Kitt.Ta.Kho...
Category

2010s Thai Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Steel

21st Century Poseidon Square Bathroom Set Waterproof Leather Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
It’s easy to understand why they are called best seller. This is Poseidon, our square bathroom set entirely covered in soft and waterproof genuine leather. Our Rialto tray, togeth...
Category

2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Chrome

Vintage Turi-Design Lotte Pitcher, Made in Norway
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Turi-Design Lotte hand painted pitcher, Made in Norway, stamped 1075 on Bottom, F/F Figgjo Flint Flameware, # 1075. The pitcher is high gloss white ceramic with a girl weari...
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Mid-20th Century Norwegian Scandinavian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Porcelain

19th Century Great English Marine Sailboat Oil Painting
Located in Dallas, TX
Great 19th century English marine sailboat oil painting! I bought this at the Paris Flea Markets a decade ago because it touched me then but now it’s time to let someone else enjoy i...
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19th Century English Antique Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Ceramic and White Metal 'Alpaca' Compote Bird Centrepiece
Located in Guadalajara, Jalisco
Always unique pieces is what you are going to hear about Jesus Guerrero Santo's work, all the pieces are handmade and created one by one it takes months to produce each peace. This ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Alpaca

"Still Life in a Basket" Oil on Canvas by Frederick Jessup
Located in Palm Desert, CA
This signed painting by Frederick Jessup (1920-2007), depicts a floral and fruit arrangement in a basket in a quaint village. The wooden frame has a gold finish. This artwork is from...
Category

20th Century French Arts and Crafts Folk Art

Materials

Cane, Paint

Large Abstract Blue and Red Stoneware Ceramic Sculpture by Michel Lanos
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
Michel Lanos (1926-2005) Large abstract stoneware ceramic sculpture by french artist Signed under the base Blue, red and black ceramic glazes colors Painted ceramic 20th...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Carved Tuna Fish with Painted Finish
Located in Norwell, MA
Carved and painted Atlantic Bluefin tuna. Carved fins, gills, eyes and snout. Fitted with iron hanging bolts. This carved fish is reminiscent of the trade signs that would hang in th...
Category

2010s British Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Art Nouveau Italian Scupture Terracotta, Lioness with Her Lions, A Amorgasti
Located in Valladolid, ES
Amazing sculpture in patinated bronze terracotta, "Lioness with her lions" by Antoine Amorgasti, born in 1880 in Pisa and died in Antwerp, Belgium in 1942. He studied sculpture at th...
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Early 1900s Italian Art Nouveau Antique Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

Vintage Bocce Balls
Located in Napa, CA
Vintage set of bocce balls 1 large, 7 small, 4 croquet - 12 total vintage condition.
Category

19th Century Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Masha Archer Pearl Bib Necklace
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Masha Archer pearl bib necklace A regal fresh water pearl necklace with brass and silver spacer beads from the famed San Francisco jewelry designer Masha Archer. The interior circ...
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Late 20th Century American Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Silver

Incanto Bust by Raffaello Romanelli
Located in Milan, IT
A glorious work of art by sculptor Raffaello Romanelli, this piece is an original and singular sculpture handcrafted of gypsum. It depicts the bust of a naked female body, imbued wit...
Category

2010s Italian Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

Pottery Vase, Northern Thailand, 14th-16th Century
Located in New York, NY
Natural feldspathic, wood-ash glazed ceramic vessel with four small handles and a flared mouth. OUR REFERENCE N7597  
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16th Century Thai Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Wall Mask of Afro Child, Afro Woman , Mid-20th Century, Germany
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Afro Child , Afro Woman Wall Mask which looks great. This wall head decoration is very detailed and was made in Germany. This German pottery mask dates circa 1950-1960. It's ...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stone

David Heminsley 'Scottish, 1927-2007' Studio Pottery Lidded Conserve Jar
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very finely made studio pottery lidded conserve jar decorated in tenmoku glazes with a ribbon and bow pattern applied around the body of the jar by Scottish based potter David Hemi...
Category

20th Century Scottish Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

Touching Stars Quilt
Located in Darnestown, MD
Touching stars quilt in soft shades of brown and tan printed fabrics. It has an applique border on two opposing sides with flowers in the shape of hearts. It is nicely quilted with w...
Category

1880s American Country Antique Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Helen Cordero Story Tellers Ceramic Figure
By Helen Cordero
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Helen Cordero story tellers ceramic figure. The famous Grande Dame of Story Teller Potters. This piece was among her last creations, 1989. Singing Mother Motif, Clay is a living subs...
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1980s American Anglo-Indian Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Airline Poster of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown, New Zealand, ca.1960
Located in Langweer, NL
Vintage poster of New Zealand / Go There by NAC. Wellington: R.E. Owen, ca. 1960s. Photographic lithograph of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. Condition: Tiny spots of profes...
Category

Mid-20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Ceramic and White Metal 'Alpaca' Compote Bird Centrepiece
Located in Guadalajara, Jalisco
Always unique pieces is what you are going to hear about Jesus Guerrero Santo's work, all the pieces are handmade and created one by one it takes months to produce each peace. This ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Mexican Other Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Alpaca

1930's Art Deco Streamline Arrow Plane Car Design Study Model
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A plaster design study attributed to an artist designer at the Hill Auto Body Metal company based in Cincinnati Ohio . The company specialized in streamline equipment for airplanes a...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Streamlined Moderne Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

100 FEARS, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
The traditional masks of the Calabrian town of Seminara are intended to chase away evil from the home, dispel fears and gossip with their exaggerated and grotesque features. The mask...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Art Deco Box Neon "ETCHISON HATS" Wonderful Red Neon, The Neon Shop, LIMA OHIO
By Neon Products
Located in Buffalo, NY
Art Deco Box Neon sign advertizing Etchison Hats,c.1930's,, wonderful red neon, made by The Neon Shop.Lima Ohio.. Great graphics..retains original black metal housing.. curved deco d...
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1930s American Art Deco Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Iroquois Splint Storage Basket, circa 1900
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique Iroquois hand woven splint lidded storage basket with big ring handles at both sides and an overall very graphic contrasting natural and black stained design pattern. Great l...
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Early 1900s American Native American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Reed

21st Century Leather Rectangular Tissue Box with Chrome Profile Made in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
Masterful artisanal craftsmanship. Pinetti rectangular tissue box, made in ABS with chrome or gold finishing is covered with genuine waterproof leather and is available with gold ...
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2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Chrome

Early 20th Century Carved Hand Painted Decoy
Located in Debenham, Suffolk
Early 20th century carved hand painted decoy circa 1920. Hand painted scandinavian decoy duck, black and white paint scheme with yellow eyes. Later fitted with shaped polysterene ...
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Early 20th Century Swedish Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Chinese Painted Lucky Fish
Located in Chicago, IL
Hand-carved from reclaimed wood, this rustic fish sculpture recreates early 20th-century Chinese folk art designs. The fish is carved with a squat, rounded body and brightly painted ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Chinese Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1930's Neon Sign Lunches
Located in Chicago, IL
1930's Neon Sign Lunches. It has new wiring and new transformer.
Category

1930s North American Industrial Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Hand-Carved Wood Javanese ‘Wayang Topeng’ Theatre Mask, Indonesia
Located in Jimbaran, Bali
A visibly old mask from the Javanese masks theatre ‘wayang topeng’: carved from hard wood, and painted on the front side. This mask is from Cirebon in Java. With dark, reddish skin a...
Category

19th Century Indonesian Other Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

1850s Wooden Rakes
Located in Tarrytown, NY
1850s wooden rakes with leather binding. Purchased from a Southampton, NY estate. Only one left.
Category

1850s Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Emeralite Bankers Desk Lamp with Cased Glass Shade American Arts & Crafts
By Emeralite
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful hard-to-find Art Deco, desk table lamp freshly rewired original patinated finish, we put a beautiful new cloth cord and new sockets. The glass its beautiful when its lited.
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Metal

MISTO, Seminara Ceramic Mask
Located in Paris, FR
MISTO invites itself into your interior to ward off spells, evil spirits and evil influences. Sophie Dries reinvents the traditional Calabrian mask with her contemporary graphic li...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage, New and Antique Folk Art

Folk art refers to a genre of art that shares the creator’s traditions, offering not just an artistic display but an opportunity to learn about a culture. Vintage, new and antique folk art typically reflects a heritage or location. It can include utilitarian objects and handmade art as diverse as weather vanes, portraiture and paintings, carnival art, quilts and duck decoys.

American folk art is frequently valued because of the traditional skills involved, like weaving, hand-carving wood and even stonework. Many folk artists are self-taught, while some train as apprentices within their community. By using available materials and taking a personal approach to their creations, artists ensure each piece is unique and conveys a story. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

During the Great Depression, artistic materials in America were hard to come by, so artisans used discarded wood from cigar boxes and shipping crates to make highly stylized, notched pieces — most often picture frames and boxes — that are today sought after by collectors. This folk art style is called tramp art and was popular from roughly 1870 until the 1940s.

Folk art brings vibrant culture and traditions into your home. Browse an extensive collection of folk art on 1stDibs.

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