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Folk and Ethnic Art

Folk Art is the art of the everyday. It’s rooted in traditions that come from community, culture and expresses cultural identity by conveying shared community values and aesthetics. It encompases a range of utilitarian and decorative media including cloth, wood, paper, clay, metal and more. These artistic works, as paintings, sculpture, basketry and utensils are typically produced in cultural isolation by untrained anonymous artisans of varying degrees of skill. Marked by such attributes as highly decorative design, bright bold colors, flattened perspective, strong forms and simple arrangements.

The term ‘Ethnic Art’ is a catch all designation which describes the cultural creations of non-Western societies. It relates to objects from national and cultural origins, i.e. denoting origin by birth or descent rather than by present nationality. They are characteristic of or belonging to a non-Western cultural tradition and are neither Christian nor Jewish; pagan or heathen.

Our collection of folk and ethnic art comprises all these attributes as mentioned and can be observed and viewed in this category.

Stone "Bulol" Ifugao Rice God

Carved stone seated "Bulol" Ifugao rice god figure, seated ...

Stone "Bulol" Ifugao Rice God

Carved stone seated "Bulol" Ifugao tribal rice god figure, ...

Storage Container

Bronze storage vessel

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

T'Nalak Tapestry Philippines

T'Nalak (Tanalok) fabric, Lake Sebu, S. Cotabato, Mindanao, ...

Takaan Madonna Mold

Takaan paper mache' mold, Madonna figure, Philippines, 20th ...

Tangkil Kalangua Tribe

"Tangkil" Kalungua Tribe, N. Luzon Is. PI. 6" x 5" x 5½"

Tapa Cloth

Bark tapa cloth, South Pacific Islands, vintage

Teak Ox Cart Handle

Teak ox cart handle, Burma, Early 20th Century, 14" tall x ...

Teak Wood Temple Bell

Carved teak wood bell in demon motif, Indonesia

Temple Guardian

Teak temple guardian figure

Temple Guardian Figure

Polychrome pianted wood temple gaurdian figure, India

Timor Female Ancestral Effigy

Female Ancestral Figure, Timor, Malaysia

Tobacco Storage Box

Bontoc pine tobacco storage box, Philippines

Toe-Nayar Dragon Naga - Burma

Dragon / Naga like 'Toe-Nayar', mythological creature gong ...

Toy Horse

Polychrome painted stonewood child's standing horse figure, ...

Troll Head Figure

Troll head guardian figure with antlers, Burma

Turquoise Necklace

Turquoise Necklace Bhutan

Vietnam Fisherman Water Puppet

Water puppet, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vintage.

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