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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.

Standing Bulul Pair

Pair of standing male and female bulul figures, Hapao, ...

Standing Male Hook Figure

Standing male "hook" figure with white shell eye inserts, ...

STICKY RICE CONTAINER

Sticky rice container, hill tribes, Thailand, Mid-20th C., ...

STONE DEMON FIGURE

Stone seated demon figure, "Phanoi" people. Phonsari, ...

STONE FRIEZE OF ROMAN SOLDIER

Carved stone frieze of Roman soldier. Turkey, 20th C. 18"H ...

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus Bud Finial on black stand, 8"H x 6"D

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus Bud Finial on black stand, 10"H x 6.5"D

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone lotus finial, 8"H x 6"D. Thailand.

STONE LOTUS FINIAL

Stone Lotus finial with swirl design, 10"H x 6.5"D. Thailand

Storage Container

Bronze storage vessel

Sunduk Grave Marker

Bajau grave marker - Sulu Archipelago

Takaan Dress Form

'Takaan', papier mache dress form, Philippines

TAMI ISLAND FOOD BOWL

Tami Island Feast bowl, New Guinea.

Tangkil Kalangua Tribe

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

Tapa Cloth

Handmade Tapa cloth, South Pacific Islands

Tapa Cloth

Handmade Tapa cloth, South Pacific Islands

TEAK ANIMAL FEED TROUGH

Teak animal feed trough, Gujarat, India, mid 20th C.

TEAK DEITY FIGURE

Teak wood, polychrome painted, deity figure, India, ...

TEAK HALF ROUND TEMPLE DECORATION

Teak half round temple post decoration. Burma, Early 20th ...

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

TERRA COTTA NANDI BULL FIGURE

Terra cotta Nandi bull figure with polychrome paint. India, ...

THE GREEN MAN CLAY MASK

The Green Man, clay-fired thespian mask with brown glaze. ...