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Folk Art For Sale
19th Century Klickitat Carrying Basket
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Klickitat/Cowlitz partially imbricated basket in checkerboard design with brain tanned belt loops and top rim loops and shoulder straps all intact. Nice patina inside showing much us...
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Late 19th Century American Native American Antique Folk Art

Materials

Other

Important Irish Fireside Chair
Located in Greenwich, CT
An important handcrafted fireside cottage armchair. Shaped hewn top rail over turned spindles through a braced and continuous curved arm with hand holds. Solid low D-shaped seat on c...
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Mid-18th Century Irish Rustic Antique Folk Art

Materials

Ash

19th Century Hand-Painted Folk Art Spanish Tambourine with Artist's Signature
Located in Madrid, ES
A painted rustic city scene framed by a branch of exquisite pink flowers adorns this small Spanish tambourine. Skillfully painted with an illegible artist's signature at lower right,...
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19th Century Spanish Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Leather

Mid-20th Century Child's Painted Wood Kachina Doll
Located in Van Nuys, CA
This is an excellent replica of a 19th century child's kachina Doll with a flat, wood tableta headdress and concave back. It is made of cotton wood and hand painted with a textured p...
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Mid-20th Century American Native American Folk Art

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Wood

Vintage Christmas Big Violet Nutcracker with Knife, Erzgebirge, Germany, 1970
Located in 05-080 Hornowek, PL
Big wooden nutcracker figure from the Erzgebirge. The region Erzgebirge formerly Eastern Germany is famous for this special kind of nutcrackers, where intricate carving has been thei...
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Mid-20th Century German Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Benin Bronze Bell Sculpture Depicting an Oba
Located in Palm Desert, CA
An exquisite Benin bronze sculpture in shape of a bell depicting an Oba. Oba translates to "ruler" in the Yoruba and Bini languages of contemporary West Africa. The Kingdom of Benin ...
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20th Century Nigerian Tribal Folk Art

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Bronze

Folk Art Walking Stick, USA 1900
Located in Milan, IT
Folk art walking stick: one piece of fruitwood. The handle depicts a laying Indian woman. Engraved characters along the shaft. America XIX cent.
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art

Materials

Fruitwood

Giant Double Sided Wood Peach Trade Sign from California Farm
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Great wooden trade sign from a California farm. Giant peach with graphics on both sides. Sign reads 'Hamilton's Tree Ripened Peaches 1/2 Mile' on one side, and 'Remember Hamiltons On...
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1980s American Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Ceramic Bowl or Cup with White and Green Glaze Decoration, circa 1950
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
A ceramic bowl or cup whit white and green glaze decoration. Perfect original decoration. Signed under the base, Circa 1950.
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20th Century French Beaux Arts Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Martin Nyrop Pedestal for Copenhagen City Hall in Pine, Danish Modern, 1905
Located in Odense, DK
Rare tall pedestal in solid pine by Danish architect Martin Nyrop (1849-1921). Designed for Copenhagen City hall as a custom made project, therefore this is a unique opportunity to ...
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Early 20th Century Danish Art Deco Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Moroccan Moorish Star Blue Hand Painted Side Table
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan colorful hand painted and carved side occasional blue table with Moorish designs. Pedestal table in blue background with multicolored floral and geometric designs. Very de...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage Afghan Kilim Rug
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage Afghan kilim rug, circa late 1940s. Flat-weave kilim is 100% wool and fully hand-woven with geometric patterns that cannot be quite characterized as tribal. There is no back ...
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20th Century Afghan Tribal Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Large Antique Scratch-Built Model English Tudor Mansion Wooden Doll’s House
Located in Sherborne, Dorset
Very large scratch-built derelict ‘Haunted’ Doll’s house, once part of the house contents of Ripley Hall estate in Shropshire, circa 1920. The house is designed in the Tudor style, t...
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Early 20th Century British Tudor Folk Art

Materials

Glass, Wood, Paint, Paper

Navajo Eye Dazzler Indian Weaving Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Navajo eye dazzler Indian weaving pillow. Feather and down insert and zippered insert.
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20th Century American Navajo Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Irregular Oval Circular Shapes with Beige Brown Tosca Wool Carpet by RAG Home
Located in Jakarta Selatan, ID
Irregular oval circular shapes with beige brown Tosca wool carpet by RAG Home Original designed by Rannisa Soraya RAG Home Jakarta Hand-tufted carpet with mixed carving embossed met...
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Early 2000s Indonesian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

19th C. Antique Blazing Star Quilt, Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fantastic early 19th c blazing stars quilt is from Pennsylvania and in fine condition. Amazing vivid colors from Pennsylvania Dutch country. Berks county origin.
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1860s American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

Antique Lathed Turned Wood Drill Bit Holder & Bits, As Found Sculpture Object
Located in Rochester, NY
Antique American lathe turned wood drill bit holder with drill bits. Bits are not fixed and can put in many different positions. Measure 17" high x 7" across as photographed / wood s...
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Early 20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Iron

Vintage Carnival Midway Wood Ring Toss Game
Located in Santa Monica, CA
Great vintage carnival midway ring toss game. Perfect wall art. Wood with original park paint surface. These appear to be one of a kind carny made pieces for a traveling carnival. Bo...
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1950s Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Constant Leemans, Bucolic County Road, Oil on Canvas, Signed and Framed
Located in Leuven , BE
Very colorful and French naturalistic landscape painting in an old gilded frame. Constant Leemans (1871-1945) is a landscape artist; he applies a light and vigorous touch, close to i...
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Early 20th Century Belgian Folk Art

Materials

Canvas

Unusual Primitive 19th Century Swedish Chair
Located in Helsingborg, SE
Unusual primitive and sculptural early 19th century Swedish / Scandinavian folk art chair. Ca 1800 Sweden.
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Early 19th Century Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Musicians Bone Carving Bone and Wood, Around 1900
Located in Vienna, AT
Carved figures of wood and bone, on wooden base, height ca.17 cm. around 1900, three figures, good condition.
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Early 1900s Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Table Lamp by Martz for Marshall Studio
Located in NYC, NY
A pottery table lamp designed by Gordon and Jane Martz for Marshall Studio. This piece is signed "MARTZ" on the lower, backside of the lamp, as seen in image 4. The color is matte wh...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

Navajo Indian Geometric Weaving Pillows, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This fine pair of Navajo Indian weaving pillows are in fine condition and have cotton linen backings. Sold as a pair.
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Wool, Linen

Delightful French Artist’s Paint Box
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
A Delightful French Artist’s paint box A charming piece, used but still with many of the original contents, the front of the box is decorated it has “Dessir et Peinture D’apres N...
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Early 20th Century Country Folk Art

Materials

Pine

Antique Indian Battle Shield 19th Century
Located in Berlin, DE
Old schield from India with bronze and leather verry rare 19th century Antique Indian battle shield 19th century Very old battle shield probably India. Arched round body...
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Late 18th Century Indonesian Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Bamba'S', 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

19th Century Carved and Painted Wooden Horse
Located in Chillerton, Isle of Wight
19th century carved and painted wooden horse This is a superb piece of Folk Art, superbly carved in wood, the paint is original, it is quite bright if a bit shabby The horse is i...
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Late 19th Century Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

American 46 Star Muslin Flag, circa 1908
Located in Nantucket, MA
Antique American 46 Star flag, circa 1908, celebrating the admission of Indian Territory as the state of Oklahoma. An official flag of the United States for only four years. Made in ...
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Early 1900s American Federal Antique Folk Art

Materials

Muslin

Stunning Large Shag Pile Rug Depicting Houses in the Style of L.S Lowry
Located in GB
We are delighted to offer for sale this lovely brand new Shag Pile run depicting L.S Lowry style houses A very comfortable and thick rug, extremely well made and clearly Lowry in...
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20th Century English Mid-Century Modern Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Framed Maritime Signal Flag of Letter F
Located in Norwell, MA
Shadow box framed ships Signal flag with attached rope and wood toggle. Blue and yellow field. Weight is 5 pounds.
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1950s Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Cotton

21st Century Hook Tall Laundry Basket with Leather & Cotton Handmade in Italy
Located in Bagnatica, Lombardia
An attractive contrast between leather and cotton fabric. Our Hook basket is hand woven, made with eco-friendly, washable, and resistant material suitable also for outdoor use. Th...
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2010s Italian Modern Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Cotton

1970s Belgian Wooden Sculpture
Located in High Point, NC
This wooden sculpture with a glossy patina was made in Belgium, circa 1970. It depicts a standing figure playing the pan flute, staring dreamily into the distance. The skillful carvi...
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1970s Belgian Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Vintage 1930s Persian Qashqai Leopard Rug, Red, Cream, and Grey, 4x6
Located in New York, NY
Hand-knotted in red, cream, grey, brown, green, blue, and gold handspun wool, this Persian Qashqai carpet measures 3’8” x 5’11” and features a distinctive prowling leopard design. Pl...
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1920s Persian Tribal Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Roger Litski 1950s Pair of Mallard Decoys
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Mallard pair of hand carved by Roger Litski. Original paint still showing. Glass eyes. Each marked on the bottom "R.L." Oversized for big water. Period: circa 1950 Origin: Green ...
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1950s American Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Victorian Silk Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt
Located in Darnestown, MD
This Victorian Courthouse steps log cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of li...
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1880s American Antique Folk Art

Collection of Six Industrial Vintage Metal Balloon Molds
Located in Santa Monica, CA
These wildly shaped vintage balloon molds come from an Industrial factory in Ashland, Ohio. Shapes include a big nose clown, rabbit and abstract forms. Mounted on custom museum stand...
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1950s American Steampunk Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Metal

Italian Large Majolica Terracotta Sculpture with Lustre by Adolfo Merlone, 1950s
Located in Morazzone, Varese
Majolica terracotta sculpture decorated with lustre glazes in shades of red, blue and yellow depicting a knight in seventeenth-century clothing and a lady; prepared to be used also a...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Maiolica, Terracotta

W.P.A. Style Painting, Science, Politics Industry 1940s-1950s, Oil on Board
By WPA
Located in Buffalo, NY
Amazing W.P.A. style painting, trip-tic depicting science, politics industry, worker's, 1940s-1950s. Oil on board, measuring: 52" x 32". Attention to details. Unfortunately not signe...
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1940s American Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood, Paint

Grand Scale Hand Carved Wood Giraffe Sculpture on Base circa 1970's
Located in St. Louis, MO
Grand scale African folk art hand carved wood giraffe, with charred black stained spots. Appears to be carved from log. In fine vintage condition. Unsigned. Measures: 80" High.
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1970s African Folk Art Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Wood

20thc "Meat Market" Trade Sign from Pennsylvania
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The patina is so wonderful on this 20thc Meat Market trade sign. The sign is in good used condition.There is a minor crack in the middle of the sign. This sign was found in Pennsylva...
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20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Wood

Elegant and Big Ceramic Sculpture "Diamant" by Nadia Pasquer, 2016
Located in Neuilly-en- sancerre, FR
An elegant and big ceramic sculpture entitled "Diamant" by Nadia Pasquer. Unique piece. Artist monogram under the base. 2016.
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21st Century and Contemporary French Beaux Arts Folk Art

Materials

Ceramic

Original Fashion Design Illustration Watercolor Painting Laura Ashley Designer
Located in Cirencester, GB
Original Fashion Design Illustration by Roz Jennings, British. Watercolor and ink on card, unframed, size: 12 x 8.25 inches. Condition: very good. A beautifully colorful and c...
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Late 20th Century Folk Art

Materials

Other

Navajo Indian Eye Dazzler Weaving Bolster Pillows, Pair
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These fine geometric eye dazzler pillows are in a golden rod color and trimmed in black. The back ground is in a natural color. The backing is in natural cotton linen. Down and feath...
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Early 20th Century American Adirondack Folk Art

Materials

Wool

Victorian Marble Solitaire Fine Hardwood Board with 33 Clay and Stone Marbles
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is an original and complete game of Marble Solitaire with a very good polished hand turned hardwood board and 33 early clay and stone marbles, all dating to the mid-19th century...
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Mid-19th Century English Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Stone

Malachite Beaded Bracelet
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Malachite stone beaded bracelet. New.
Category

2010s Folk Art

Materials

Malachite

Antique Sepia Oil on Canvas Bloodhound After Sir Edwin Landseer, Signed 1915
By Sir Edwin Henry Landseer
Located in Melbourne, AU
A wonderful large portrait of a bloodhound, painted in sepia tones in oils on canvas, signed and dated 19 May 1915. The painting was produced in Australia. This date and location is ...
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1910s Australian High Victorian Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Canvas, Hardwood

Set of Six Hunting Plaques, Austria
Located in Kitzbuhel, AT
Set of six hand-carved hunting plaques with deer trophies. Wooden plaques hand-engraved from wood with oaks and oak leaves in the traditional style of Black Forest. Each plaque is s...
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Mid-20th Century Austrian Black Forest Folk Art

Materials

Oak

20x120 Nikon Naval Binoculars, Japanese, circa 1940
Located in Forest Row, East Sussex
Pair of chromed metal and brass Nikon 20x120 WWII Naval Binoculars. Set on an original 1940s military, re-polished metal stand. 20x magnification with 120mm objective lenses. Pain...
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Mid-20th Century Japanese Folk Art

Materials

Metal, Brass, Chrome

19th Century Zinc Lion
Located in Brecht, BE
Wonderful grey patina on this zinc lion, made in the 19th century, loved by collectors, quite a rare find.
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Late 19th Century French Antique Folk Art

Materials

Zinc

Folk Art Found Object Doll TOTEM by Bill Fink, Bergdorf Goodman
By Bill Fink
Located in New York, NY
Fantastic doll TOTEM sculpture composed of European doll parts, European and American vintage tin tea caddies, fire bell, and topped by a whimsical tin bird. Signed by the artist.
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20th Century American Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Metal

19thc Navajo Indian Weaving Eye Dazzler Pillow
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This amazing early eye dazzler saddle blanket weaving is so amazing and very geometric. This 19thc Navajo weaving has a bittersweet linen backing & is down & feather fill.
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Late 19th Century American Adirondack Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wool, Linen

Vintage Primitive Farmhouse Chicken Wire Wicker Egg Basket Country Kitchen Decor
Located in Dayton, OH
This wire and wicker basket is made in a lovely rustic farmhouse design that brings to mind egg gathering.
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Late 20th Century Country Folk Art

Materials

Wire

19th Century Sponge Ware Pottery Serving Bowl
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a large 19th century sponge ware serving bowl with a fluted rim. The condition is very good.
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Late 19th Century American Folk Art Antique Folk Art

Materials

Pottery

Charming French Papier Mache and Wood Large Antique Horse, 19th Century
Located in London, GB
With original leather bridle, saddle, head-dress and accompanying booklet. A wonderful thing, beautiful patina.
Category

19th Century French Antique Folk Art

Materials

Leather, Wood, Paper

Vintage 1940's PHILCO TV Kids Ride On Toy Truck
Located in San Diego, CA
1940's PHILCO Television metal Ride On Toy Truck. Beautiful original distressed condition.
Category

1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Folk Art

Materials

Sheet Metal

Santa Lucia Model Ship, Museum Quality
Located in Bafra, 55
Handmade wooden Santa Lucia 70 centimeters long. Although it is completely handmade, it has been completed at the end of long efforts. It was completed with about 600 hours of work. ...
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17th Century Turkish Arts and Crafts Antique Folk Art

Materials

Wood

4 Hand Made Wicker Nesting Baskets Fruit Bowls Native Shovel Dust Pan
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of four hand woven nesting baskets in the shape of dust pan, fruit bowl or shovel. Measures: Largest - 16” x 13” x 4.75” / Smallest - 8.75” x 7.5” x 2.75” (Length x Width x Dept...
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20th Century Folk Art Folk Art

Materials

Wicker

Hand-Carved Currituck Swan
Located in Sheffield, MA
This is handmade by a nationally famous decoy maker in the southeast. His work is displayed in the American Folk Art Museum in NYC. He does pieces for Painted Porch, as well. This is...
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21st Century and Contemporary American 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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