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About Folk Art

Prim is in — primitive home decor, that is. Folk art has been around for centuries, but it has made a recent comeback in popularity with both interior decorators and art connoisseurs. Gift shops, galleries, and home goods stores are all full of the handmade traditional paintings, quilts, pillows, and carvings that give your home the particular primitive or country look you want. From miniature Mexican masks to Southwestern clay pottery to Pennsylvania Dutch hope chests to ornate Norwegian Rosemaling bowls, folk art pieces convey a rich, comfortable, homey feel. You can place a Shaker sideboard in your kitchen to hold vintage hand-painted plates and antique molded figurines, and cover the chairs with hand-sewn cushions or with cushions that look as if they are hand sewn, made with burlap or potato-sack cloth. Decorate the living room with old-time pottery urns to hold fresh flowers and milk cans to function as side tables. Primitive pillows and rag dolls can settle on the back of the couch, with a crocheted or quilted throw. Folk art goes hand in hand with the popular shabby chic look, as well. Fill all your folksy art and decorating needs by choosing from the vast folk art selection available on eBay.