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Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

FOLK ART STYLE

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

Quilts are a quintessential part of American folk art but their roots are international, with quilting dating back to Ancient Egypt. The practice spread to Europe and was especially prominent in the Middle Ages, with one of the oldest surviving examples being the Tristan quilt made in Sicily in the 14th century. They were made as bedcovers and clothing, including as a layer for knights to wear beneath their armor. Native American folk art includes functional objects reflecting their heritage, such as baskets, textiles and wooden pieces.

Elsewhere, the vast range of work associated with Mexican folk art includes masks made by Mexican craftspeople for traditional celebrations and ceremonial dances. Mexican masks are part of the country’s folk-art traditions that go back thousands of years and play a role in festivals and theater.

Works in the folk art tradition are valuable because of the 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.

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 antique, new and vintage folk art on 1stDibs.

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Style: Folk Art
Unusual and Unique Swedish Folk Chairs, circa 1900
Located in London, GB
An unusual and unique set of four pine Swedish folk chairs, circa 1900. Fast shipping worldwide. UK customers please note: displayed prices do not include VAT.   Ple...
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Early 1900s Swedish Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Pine

Mexican Art Populaire Dining Chair, Folk Art, Leather, Wood, 1970's
Located in Antwerp, BE
Studio Craft, Folk Art, dining chair that would fit well in a rustic modern or eclectic interior. Originally designed and made in Mexico, this stool was distributed by the famous "B...
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1970s Mexican Vintage Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Leather, Wood

Pair of 20th Century South American Armchairs with Leather Seat and Back
Located in Pasadena, CA
Peruvian hand carved reproduction of a French found antique. Dark stained wood frame, very sturdy and substantial. Leather sling seat and back with large nailhead detailing on leathe...
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20th Century Peruvian Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Leather

Early 1740s English Oak Set of Six Dining Chairs
Located in London, Greenwich
Early 1740s English oak set of six dining chairs.
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1740s British Antique Folk Art Dining Room Chairs

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Oak

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