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Our collection of beautiful pieces of folk art from around the world includes Mexican Day of The Dead gifts, colourful Mithila painting, tribal inspired items, Peruvian crafts, intricate Buddhist thankas and Indian tapestries.

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Kenyan Animal Engraved Pot

Kenyan Animal Engraved Pot

KE119

£4.80

 

These small engraved pots are so versatile - they're the perfect size for keeping your keys or trinkets in, or perhaps using as a little planter. Each pot is hand painted and hand carved by artisans in Kenya and is decorated with much loved African wildlife.

Approx ∅ 9-10cm.
Origin: Kenya

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Kenyan Medium Pot

Kenyan Medium Pot

KE160

£15

 

These medium engraved pots are so versatile - they're great for enlivening a boring plant pot and drip tray. Each pot is hand painted and hand carved by artisans in Kenya and is decorated with African animals and traditional abstract patterns.

Usually around 15cm × 15cm
Origin: Kenya

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Kenyan Large Pot

Kenyan Large Pot

KE161

£19.80

 

These large engraved pots are so versatile - they're great for storing items, or for jazzing up a boring old plant pot. Each pot is hand painted and hand carved by artisans in Kenya and is decorated with animal and abstract patterns.

Around: 20cm ∅ and 15cm high
Origin: Kenya

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Mexican Scene Bark Painting

Mexican Scene Bark Painting

MEX480

£8.40

 

These beautiful paintings will bring a small piece of Mexican culture to your home! Each piece has been intricately painted by hand on paper made from natural bark pulp paper. The bright colours depict a variety of traditional Mexican scenes.

Assorted designs. 
Origin: Mexico

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Crown of Roses Folk Art Frame

Crown of Roses Folk Art Frame

PE130

£17.40

 

Beautiful Day of the Dead picture featuring a Calavera (skull) with a crown of roses. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm
Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Dancing Couple Folk Art Frame

Dancing Couple Folk Art Frame

PE161

£17.40

 

This beautiful Day of the Dead picture depicts a skeleton couple doing a traditional Central or South American dance. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin-like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm
Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Dancing Friends Folk Art Frame

Dancing Friends Folk Art Frame

PE160

£17.40

 

These excellent Day of the Dead pictures feature two skeleton friends dancing a traditional Central or South American dance. Made in a style first made popular by José Guadalupe Posada. These paintings are made by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame, this type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin-like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Harpist and Couple Folk Art Frame

Harpist and Couple Folk Art Frame

PE162

£17.40

 

This excellent Day of the Dead picture depicts a skeleton couple dancing while their harpist plays. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm
Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Lady Folk Art Frame

Lady Folk Art Frame

PE131

£17.40

 

Beautiful Day of the Dead picture featuring a Calavera (skull) lady sitting with a crown of roses. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm
Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Serenade Folk Art Frame

Serenade Folk Art Frame

PE134

£17.40

 

These beautiful Day of the Dead pictures feature a a pair of Calavera lovers in a famous Central and South America style. Each of these delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin-like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm
Origin: Peru

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Sweeper Folk Art Frame

Sweeper Folk Art Frame

PE133

£17.40

 

These beautiful Day of the Dead pictures feature a pair of skeleton road sweepers in a Central and South America style first made popular by José Guadalupe Posada. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin-like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Catrina Folk Art Frame

Catrina Folk Art Frame

PE132

£17.40

 

These beautiful Day of the Dead pictures feature a rendition of the Calavera Catrina, a famous Central and South America icon. These delightful little pictures are made by a small family workshop in Peru by painting on mirror which is then sealed into a wooden frame. This type of mirror painting gives each picture a bold satin-like finish.

Approx: 11cm × 11cm Colours vary
Origin: Peru

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Flowers Retablo

Flowers Retablo

PE163

£10.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This particular version depicts a skeleton or 'calavera' holding flowers. This style is commonly seen across Latin America, particularly around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx 8cm × 9cm
Origin: Peru

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Guitar Retablo

Guitar Retablo

PE165

£10.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version depicts a guitar playing skeleton or Calavera, a common style in Latin America that is most frequently seen around the Day of The Dead festival. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx 8cm × 8cm
Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo

Tall Wedding Retablo

PE075

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a bride and groom represented as skeletons or calaveras. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Grooms

Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Grooms

PE172

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a pair of grooms represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is common in Latin America particularly as part of Day of The Dead festivities. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Brides

Tall Wedding Retablo - Two Brides

PE173

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. This version shows a pair of brides represented as skeletons or calaveras. This style is common in Latin America particularly as part of Day of The Dead festivities. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 15cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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Bar Retablo

Bar Retablo

PE087

£28.80

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 10cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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Music Shop Retablo

Music Shop Retablo

PE088

£24

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art  in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 13cm × 4cm
Origin: Peru

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Small Wedding Retablo

Small Wedding Retablo

PE074

£20.40

 

Handmade in Peru, these wonderful little scenes are known as retablos. They are a popular form of folk art in Central and South America and they often depict religious themes and scenes of traditional life. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 7cm × 10cm × 3.5cm
Origin: Peru

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