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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.

TIMOR ISLAND SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask, Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SKULL MASK

Bone scrimshaw mask Timor Island, Indonesia

TIMOR SPIRIT ANCESTRAL FIGURE

Carved wood spirit / ancestral figure, Timor, Indonesia, ...

TIN CIGARETTE BOX

Tin cigarette box from “Best Egyptian Cigarettes 100 No. 9 ...

Tobacco Storage Box

Bontoc pine tobacco storage box, Philippines

Toe-Nayar Dragon Naga - Burma

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

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN CHINESE FIGURE

Han Dynasty "stick man" figure (repaired) on plexiglass ...

TOMB EXCAVATED HAN DYNASTY FIGURE

Tomb excavated, painted earthenware female figure in muted ...

Toy Horse

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

TRAN ERA ROOF TILE

Tran Era Vietnamese Blue-green roof tile finial rain drain.

TRAVELER ON HORSEBACK

Traveler on horseback, teak wood with polychrome paint. ...

Troll Head Figure

Troll head guardian figure with antlers, Burma

TURKEY BRONZE WATER CONTAINER

Hammered bronze water jar, Turkey, Early 20th C.

TURKEY POTTERY BOWL

Pottery food bowl, Turkey, 20th C.

Turquoise Necklace

Turquoise Necklace Bhutan

Vahana Horse India

Polychrome painted vahana (processional) horse figure, ...

Vietnam Fisherman Water Puppet

Water puppet, Hanoi, Vietnam, Vintage.

VIETNAM WAR DRUM

US Armed Forces made drum, Vietnam

VIETNAMESE GLAZED JARLET

Excavated crackle glaze jarlet, Hanoi, Vietnam, Tran ...

VIETNAMESE HANGING VASE

Green glazed wall pocket vase, Vietnam, mid 20th C.

VIETNAMESE MYTHOLOGICAL DEITIES

Pair of mythological deities. Vietnam, early 20th C.