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Primitive Styled Ceramic Bowl From The Mixteca Region of Oaxaca, Mexico
Located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato
Primitive styled, black clay ceramic bowl from Oaxaca's Mixteca region, circa 1940s. Used for rinsing potters hands after mixing the corn maza for making tortillas.
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1940s Mexican Rustic Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic, Clay

Early American Hooked Rug. Size: 8 ft 7 in x 12 ft 6 in (2.62 m x 3.81 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and early antique American Hooked rug, Country of Origin: American, circa early 20th century – Size: 8 ft 7 in x 12 ft 6 in (2.62 m x 3.81 m) Ingenious in its style, col...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Antique American Floral Hooked Rug. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 8 ft 4 in
Located in New York, NY
A magnificently modern design background with floral a floral design antique American hooked rug, country of origin / rug type: antique American rugs, circa early 20th century. Size:...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wool

"Universal Soldier" Ghanaian Movie Poster
Located in Chicago, IL
Starring Jean Claude Van-Damme and Dolph Lundgren, Universal Soldier was a pulpy action/sci-fi from the early 1990s. The film's international success is evident in this hand-painted ...
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1990s Ghanaian Folk Art

Materials

Paint, Paper

Azerbaijan Blown Art Glass Vase
Located in Pasadena, TX
Azerbaijan Russian art glass fluted vase. Measures: 12.75". Hand crafted art work features multiple layers of hand blown glass in shades of red and amber, rimmed in blue.
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21st Century and Contemporary Azerbaijani Modern Folk Art

Materials

Art Glass

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

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Welded Steel Sculpture Made with Salvaged Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is sustainable design created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects. Thes...
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2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Painted Guro Mami Wata Mask
Located in Chicago, IL
This brightly-colored painted mask is a dance mask used by the Guro peoples of Côte d'Ivoire. The mask depicts Mami Wata, or "Mother of Water," a goddess of water, healing, fertility...
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Mid-20th Century Ivorian Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Smart Chess Table in Brass and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Chess table, brass and chrome-plated steel, circa 1975. A very sleek and stylish chess table with matching chess set. The brass and chrome-plated steel in which these items are ex...
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1970s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Brass, Steel, Chrome

Dolores Hackenberger Folk Art Amish Farm Scene
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folk Art painter, Dolores Hackenberger (American, b.1930 - ) was fondly referred to as "the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Grandma Moses." In her many decades living among the Amish in S...
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1970s American Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

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

Folk Art Amish Farmstead Scene by Dolores Hackenberger
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Folk Art painter, Dolores Hackenberger (American, b.1930 - ) was fondly referred to as "the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Grandma Moses." In her many decades living among the Amish in S...
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1970s American Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Brutalist Abstract Metal Figure of an Owl by Noted Mexican Artist M. Felguerez
Located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This expressive metal plate sculpture by the late Mexican modernist Manuel Felguérez Barra is reminiscent of some of Picasso's imagery and also of some traditional African masks. The...
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Mid-20th Century Mexican Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Samuel Mazy Dark Porcelain Camelia Tree Sculpture
Located in Toronto, ON
Enhance your table with these delicate porcelain flowers by French artist Samuel Mazy, exclusive to Maison Nurita in Canada. Mazy has been working as a ceramist for nearly 20 years i...
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2010s French Folk Art

Materials

Copper

19th Century American Folk Art Rocking Horse
Located in San Francisco, CA
19th century American Folk Art rocking horse Fantastic American Folk Art hand carved rocking horse with ample remains of red and white paint. The horse has leather ears and sad...
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Late 19th Century American Arts and Crafts Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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

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

1900s French Saint Anthony Sculpture
Located in High Point, NC
A plaster sculpture with wood wrapped base from France, produced circa 1900. A liturgical sculpture depicting a Friar of the Franciscan Order, a typical image of Saint Anthony—holdin...
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Early 1900s French French Provincial Antique Folk Art

Materials

Plaster, Wood

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.
Category

1970s Spanish Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Vintage French Toy "Les Acrobates", circa 1920
By G. Doloy
Located in Incline Village, NV
Rare 100 year old French toy in it's original box depicting two acrobats attached to a wire frame with brown barrel weights, cascading down a green metal ladder. Once assembled (loop...
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1920s French Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Tin

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

Nude Theme and Roses Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Highly desirable barber shop collectible item consisting of a German straight edge razor with a molded cream, red, and green colored celluloid handle; theme is a nude standing sidewa...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Wood Thai Dancer Statue
Located in Pasadena, TX
6ft wood Thai dancer statue Thai deity with mirrored accents throughout. Deity is holding a staff, with arm outstretched. Statue is hand carved.
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Early 20th Century Thai Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wood

19th Century Wooden Grinder Vessel Treen
Located in Vosselaar, BE
A 19th century English wooden grinder with metal and copper fitings. The upper part opening on a hing and reenforced with copper. The top lid and grinding stick detachable.
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Elephant Sculpture in Pink Murano Glass by Archimede Seguso, 1950s
Located in Milano, IT
Beautiful baby elephant sculpture, designed and made by Italian master glassmaker Archimede Seguso in 1950s in fine light pink Murano glass, using special freehand Murano glass techn...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Murano Glass

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

Wedgewood Fairyland Lusta Bowl, by Daisy Makeig-Jones
Located in Brighton, Sussex
A fine quality Wedgwood Fairyland Lustre footed bowl by Daisy Makeig-Jones. Wedgewood. Made in England; Z4968 numbered to the base. Batch 65 60795 DHSZE.  
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20th Century English Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Early 19th Century Folk Art American School Portrait of Julia Lee Aged Seven
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A charming and delicately executed American School Portrait of Julia Lee, aged 7 years old. Pen, ink and watercolour Indistinctly inscribed "Julia Lee 7 years old" along the lower ed...
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Early 19th Century American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Nude Theme Straight Razor, Germany, 1905
Located in Incline Village, NV
Great barber shop collectible item consisting of a German straight edge razor with a molded red celluloid handle; theme is a nude standing on a pillow holding flowers over her head. ...
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Selection of Authentic Kongo Knives
Located in Leuven , BE
The knives were handmade with heavily decorated Forged Iron blades with embellished wooden handles. They would use brass or leather wrappings and tacks that turned their weapons into...
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1930s Congolese Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

19th Century Thomas Comley Watchmaker & Jeweller Trade Sign Folk Art
Located in Lowestoft, GB
A pretty much perfect late 19th century trade sign, a dark green ground with a pale pink and yellow elaborate front. The trade sign we believe is from Somerset, Bath circa 1890 a...
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Late 19th Century English Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Early 19th Century Gilt and Gesso Picture Frame President James Polk Estate
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Early 19th century gilt and gesso picture frame. Found in President James K. Polk's estate in Tennessee. Fantastic alligatored gilded surface. Please see images. There are losses to ...
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19th Century American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Gesso, Wood

19th C Oil Painting of an Exaggerated Basket of Blueberries
Located in Los Angeles, CA
19th C Oil Painting of an Exaggerated Folky Basket of Blue Berries. Framed in an Ornate Victorian Wood Frame. Signed AML on bottom right of painting.
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19th Century American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

"Red Owl" Vintage Sign
Located in Aurora, OR
The Red Owl grocery store chain was founded in 1922 and had locations throughout the Midwest. This bright red porcelain enamel steel sign features bold three-dimensional lettering in...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Steel

American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book
Located in North Hollywood, CA
American Indian Art by Norman Feder Hardcover Book Discussing and illustrating the art forms of the Native Americans of North America, a comprehensive tour covers such areas as the ...
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20th Century American Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Pewter Weathervane Representing a Rooster
Located in Saint-Ouen, FR
Pewter weathervane representing a Rooster French work from the second half of the 18th century Measures: Height : 52 cm / Width : 52 cm.
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Late 18th Century French Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pewter

Vintage French Wire Hen Shaped Egg Basket
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1970s or earlier vintage wire hen or chicken shaped egg basket. Great for displaying farm fresh eggs that don't need refrigeration, all with a touch of farmhouse country flair. It is...
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Mid-20th Century French French Provincial Folk Art

Materials

Wire

Trinakrie Vase
Located in Milan, IT
This anthropomorphic vase is made entirely by hand and painted in a matte ivory monochrome tint, rich in natural pigments and resin binders that provide intense color depth. Only the...
Category

2010s Italian Folk Art

Materials

Terracotta

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

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...
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Mid-20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Paper

Mid Century Abstract Sculptural Carved Stone Figures by Louise Abrams
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fantastic carved stone depicting multiple configurations of a couple embracing. Beautiful green stone chiselled out to a smooth finish. Carved on all sides. In excellent vintage cond...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Stone

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

Collection of Three Early 20th Century "XXX" Cast Iron Railroad Crossing Signs
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Collection of three iron railroad crossing "X" signs. Three dimensional lettering with different original paint surfaces. Embossed "W. 1777". Presented on custom ...
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Early 20th Century American Steampunk Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Emily Brock "the Red Wagon" Floral and Gardening Group Diorama in Glass, 1995
Located in Toledo, OH
A whimsical art glass diorama by Emily Brock, titled, "The Red Wagon". This unusual sculpture features a wagon with cactus, plants, garden hose, rubber gloves and scissors. The combi...
Category

1990s American Modern Folk Art

Materials

Glass

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Set of Two Nesting House Sculptures in Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is created from salvaged steel panels left over from his larger projects. These sculptures reference tradition...
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2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Oil Painted Sculpture Model 2 by Marek Cwiek
Located in Geneve, CH
Oil Painted sculpture model 2 by Marek Cwiek 2019 Unique piece Dimensions: W 19 x D x H 18.8 cm Materials: Oil painting on plaster Marek´s art is an exploration of histories an...
Category

2010s Spanish Modern Folk Art

Materials

Plaster

1850 Mexican Colonial Style Oil on Copper Religious Painting
Located in Malaga, ES
Antique 1850 Mexican colonial style oil on copper religious painting.
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Mid-19th Century Mexican Antique Folk Art

Materials

Copper

Late 19th Century Small Bronze Vishnu Statue
Located in Chapel Hill, NC
Late 19th century small bronze statue of Vishnu, chiseled with great detail on a fine casting, lost wax process. 2 1/2" x 1 3/8" x 4 1/4" h. We have been a major source for the se...
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Late 19th Century Indian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Bronze

Brown Texture Glazed Studio Pottery Stoneware Signed Vase
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A very stylish studio pottery vase, probably British, decorated in rich brown sand textured glazes with incised initials to the base and believed to date from the 20th century. The h...
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20th Century British Modern Folk Art

Materials

Stoneware

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

Antique Elf Sculpture "Digging For Gold"
Located in South Burlington, VT
Digging For Gold- Rare Form Gardener's Best Friend - As American as Apple Pie An American garden friendly elf or gnome- hand cast and hand painted. Imagine this fellow going ab...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Jim Rose Barn House Structure, Welded Steel Sculpture Made with Salvaged Steel
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a welded steel sculpture made by furniture creator Jim Rose. It is sustainable design created from salvaged and recycled steel panels left over from his larger projects. Thes...
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2010s American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Steel

Mid-20th Century Turquoise Snake-Eye Cuff Bracelet by a Zuni Jeweler
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Mid-20th century turquoise snake-Eye cuff bracelet by a Zuni Jeweler. A nice vintage Zuni snake-eye turquoise cuff with 60 stones; it bears no markings or signatures. The interior...
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Mid-20th Century American Native American Folk Art

Materials

Silver

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

Old Wooden Tray on Stand, Nagaland, India, Early to Mid-20th Century
Located in Point Richmond, CA
Old tribal wooden tray on stand from Nagaland, NE India. Early to Mid- 20th Century. 14.25" diameter x 8 tall. This tray was fashioned by hand from a single piece of wood. It would ...
Category

1930s Indian Tribal Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Yam Ancestor Figure TOTEM Pole Papua New Guinea with Provenance
Located in Atlanta, GA
A yam ancestor TOTEM pole from the mid-Sepik River region of Papua New Guinea. Carved out of a solid wood by the Abelam people, who cultivated yams as their main crop, the pole featu...
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Early 20th Century Papua New Guinean Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wood

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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