Harmless Banter by Beverly Taylor Design

Folk Art

May 13th, 2010

According to Wikipedia…”Folk Art was produced from an indigenous culture or by peasants or other laboring tradespeople.  In contrast to fine art, folk art is primarily utilitarian and decorative rather than purely aesthetic.”




“Today antique folk art is distinguished from traditional art in that it is collected based on its artistic merit but was never intended as a category to be art.”


Many items can be considered folk art- primitive art, weathervanes, old signs, carved figures, fire buckets, painted game boards, old crocks, baskets.


It is easy to find pieces that attract you and once the bug has bitten…there is no
turning back.

Rocking horse and baskets

Hooked rug, barber poles, decoys, iron object

Fish decoys

 Carousel  ride, portrait, dolls

Weather vanes



Target piece

Quilt, weathervane carved animal

Rocking horse, game board

Weather vanes

Carnival signs

Bird whistle
See how you can incorporate the art into you home and how much it 
adds to your own space.





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