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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.

Bone Container

Carved bone container, Africa

Bontoc Pine

Bontoc pine "duyo" food bowl, Banaue Luzon Cordillera, ...

Bontoc Pine Carved

Bontoc pine carved "Kinalu" bowl with double stylized head ...

BONTOC PINE EROTIC SCULPTURE

Bontoc pine erotic sculpture, Bontoc Province, Luzon ...

Bontoc Pine Ladle

Bontoc pine carved food ladle, Ifugao tribe, Luzon Island, ...

Bontoc Pine Mixing Bowl

Bontoc pine mixing bowl with spout, Luzon Island, ...

BRASS POURING VESSEL

Brass pouring vessel with double dragon motif, China, ...

BRASS VANITY LAMPS JAPAN

Pair of lamps with Fujiyama scene, Japan

BRONZE GONG, THAILAND

Ceremonial bronze temple gong, Chiang Mai Thailand

Bronze Horse and Warrior Figure

Bronze horse and warrior figure, toy w/umbrella. Bastar, ...

BRONZE TEMPLE GONG THAILAND

Hammered Bronze Temple Gong, Thailand

Buddhist Temple Bell

Buddhist temple bell with Vishnu, India, late 19th century

Buddhist Temple Elephant

Buddhist temple elephant, Burma, L. 20th C

Buddhist Temple Umbrella

Buddhist temple umbrella, Myanmar, 38" x 93"

BULUL GONG HOLDER

Bulul gong holder with two bowls. Philippines, c. 1920s. ...

Bulul Lime Container

Hand carved carabao (water buffalo) bone lime container ...

Bulul Rice Dieties

Pair Bulul rice gods, Igorot tribe, Banaue, Philippines, L. ...

Bulul Tangkil Armlet

Tangkil', armlet, double Bulul figures, Bontoc, ...

Bulul Top Salt Container

Carved wood bottle shaped salt container with Bulul top ...

BULUL WOOD GONG HOLDER

Wood gong holder, double Bulul design. Philippines, late ...

BULUL WOOD GONG HOLDER

Wood gong holder, double Bulul design. Philippines, late ...

Bura Phallic Funerary Pot

Bura Tribe phallic form funerary pot

Burkina Faso Storage Vessel

Burkina Faso jar, 36" dia. x 24" tall

Burkino Faso Bird Mask

Burkino Faso bird mask, Africa, 24.5" x 12".