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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.

Burmese Puppet Heads

Pair of puppet heads, Burma

Candomblé Afro-Brazil Voodoo Figures

Pair male & female iron figures. Candomblé Jefe Afro-Brazil ...

Candomblé Afro-Brazil Voodoo Figures

Pair male & female iron figures. Candomblé Jefe Afro-Brazil ...

Candomblé Afro-Brazil Voodoo Symbol

Iron voodoo symbol, Candomblé Jefe Afro-Brazil religious ...

Carabao Horn Bulol

Carabao horn "bulol" (rice diety) figure, Philippines

CARVED EROTIC PANEL

Carved erotic panel with male and female figures. India, ...

Carved Mask

Carved wooden mask with paint. Bali, Indonesia. Late 20th ...

Carved Processional Horse

Carved teak wood processional horse, Kochin, India, E.-M. ...

CARVED TEAK FROG TOYS

Carved teak "lucky" frog toys, Changmai, Thailand, Mid-20th ...

CARVED TEAK HEAD OF BARONG

Carved teak head of "Barong," a traditional character in ...

Carved Temple Guardian

Polychrome painted wood temple guardian figure, India

Carved Tiger Figure

Teak carving of stylized tiger, India

CARVED WOOD DOVE

White painted wood "dove of peace" (holy spirit). ...

CERAMIC BROWN GLAZED VASE

Ceramic vase with brown glaze and incised design, Cham ...

CERAMIC CARABAO FIGURE

Ceramic carabao figure, votive/candle holder with brown, ...

CERAMIC CARP WALL VASE

Ceramic carp wall vase with elegant painting and glaze, ...

CERAMIC CASSEROLE

Glazed pottery saucer

CERAMIC CHOPSTICK HOLDER

Brown glazed ceramic chopstick holder, China, c. 1840-1860, ...

CERAMIC ELEPHANT

Custom glazed, wood kiln-fired, earthenware elephant ...

CERAMIC GLAZED TEA POT

Ceramic glazed tea pot with white glaze and blue under ...

CERAMIC PEACOCK WALL VASE

Ceramic, glazed wall vase in the shape and color of a ...

Cesar Buenaventura Painting

Signed Cesar Buenaventura oil painting of ballet dancers ...

CHANCAY BURIAL DOLL WITH BABY

Handcrafted Chancay Burial Doll With Baby, assembled with ...

Chenda Drum

'Chenda' drum, India, India, mid 20th C