Folk Art – Food for the Soul

August 25, 2013

Folk art is mostly unsung art. It does not fetch millions of dollars.

But  it is likely that as a category taken together,  it warms a greater number of hearts, (even though the reach of each individual subgroup is usually limited to a local audience,) than the art created for the sake of art by artists.

A few examples from the Cultural Image Library:

 

FOLK ART

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FOLK ART

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These images were taken in Kathmandu Nepal.

More images may be seen in the cultural image library at WOVENSOULS.COM

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Aug 2013

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