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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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Antique Chichicastenango Huipil

Antique Chichicastenango Huipil

GU060E

£156

 

Huipils are a traditional garment worn by women of Central and South America. Typically made on a back strap loom, these Guatemalan huipils are a fascinating show of the individuality and diversity of the country with each village having its own distinct style. This example is from the town of Chichicastenango.

Approx length: 74cm (Shoulder to bottom)
Approx Width: 85cm (Shoulder to shoulder)
Approx Weight: 974g
Unique item. Please do not order multiples.
Origin: Guatemala

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mexican Skeleton Idol

Mexican Skeleton Idol

MEX485

£14.40

 

Available in five different designs, these Mexican idols depict skeletons in various historical guises. Inspired by the Mexican festival of The Day of The Dead, these figurines are handmade by a small scale potter in Texcoco, Mexico.

Approx: 12cm high
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Urn

Mayan Urn

MEX487

£21.60

 

These vessels are reproductions of ancient Mayan pottery urns. They feature small mask detailing and are great for decoration or for educational purposes.

Approx: 16cm high and 9cm ∅
Origin: Mexico

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Mayan Plaque

Mayan Plaque

MEX488

£14.40

 

These simple ceramic plaques feature artwork based on ancient Mayan paintings. They depict a seated figure in early Maya dress and have two holes for ease of hanging on the wall. Each one is made in the traditional barro pottery style in Texcoco, Mexico.

Origin: Mexico

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Medium Catrina Ceramic No.22

Medium Catrina Ceramic No.22

MESP022

£144

 

Made with the upmost of care and attention to detail in a small family workshop on the outskirts of Texcoco, the figures show the famous Catrina skeleton.

Approx: 33cm High Unique item, please do not order more than one.
Origin: Mexico

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Medium Catrina Ceramic No.24

Medium Catrina Ceramic No.24

MESP024

£144

 

Made with the upmost of care and attention to detail in a small family workshop on the outskirts of Texcoco, the figures show the famous Catrina skeleton. Originally made by artist Jose Posada, 'La Calavera Catrina' has become a very popular image in Mexico and is closely associated with the Day of The Dead festival. Diego Rivera has also had a lasting influence on the popularity of the image after he included her in many of his vast murals.

Approx: 33cm High Unique item, please do not order more than one.
Origin: Mexico

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The Dance of Death Retablo

The Dance of Death Retablo

PE178

£30

 

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 showcases the traditional folk art reflecting the contemporary situation of the pandemic.

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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Nativity Mini Retablo

Nativity Mini Retablo

PE119

£12

 

Adorable South American retablo from Peru featuring a tiny ceramic nativity scene. Each of these delightful little pieces makes a great little Fair Trade and handcrafted stocking filler. You can read more about these fascinating items on our blog here.

Approx: 4cm × 6cm × 3cm
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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