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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.

'Cho Cho' Container

Swamp grass woven 'cho cho' milk container, Africa


Carved wooden figure of Adonis, Greek god of beauty and ...

African Fang Ngil Mask

Male society initiation and persecution ngil mask, Africa


Carved wooden children's toy horse with incised brass ...


Alabaster oil lamp, Afghanistan, late 19th C., 4"H x 5.5"L ...


South West American indian rug, late 20th C


Repousse bronze ceremonial Chieftain chair, Ashanti, Ghana, ...

Baining Fire Dance Mask New Britain

Baining Fire Dance Mask, East New Britain, Papua, New ...

Balinese Dancing Figure

Balinese dancing figure,w/polychrome paint, Bali, ...

Balinese Prosperity Figures

Pair of Balinese prosperity figures holding lotus ...

Balinese Puppet Head

Polychrome painted puppet head, Bali, Indonesia

Balinese Village Scene

Balinese Village Scene

Balinese Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet

"Wayang Kulit" shadow puppet, Kumbokorno, a character from ...

Bamboo Document Box

Bamboo document box, Laos


Bamboo ladder, constructed from "timber bamboo," China,12'H ...

Beatrix Potter Embroidery

Mr Gregory's garden and squirrels wood house are featured ...

Bedouin Treasure Chest

Silver overlay, bronze and brass treasure / doury chest, ...

Bell & Vajra Ritual Objects Holder

Bell & Vajra (Dorje) Ritual Objects Holder

Betel Nut Box

Betel nut box, Philippines

Betel Nut Lime Box

Betel nut box, Philippines

Bhutanese Elephant

Bhutanese elephant with Ganesh statue

Binabuy Pig Figure

Binabuy (companion to Bulul) pig figure, Philippines


Framed etching of Binali container with gecko figure in ...

Bone Container

Carved bone container, Africa

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