Toys and Gifts at the FolkArt Gallery

 

Toys and Gifts



In all cultures throughout history people have created toys for themselves and children. Even these simple toys give us many clues about the flavor of life in these faraway places, and yet they have a universal appeal that transcends borders and cultures. Made of wood, ceramics, recycled materials such as tin cans, wire, scraps of fabrics, or anything at hand, they captivate the imagination of both old and young.

 

Day of the Dead Coasters

The turn of the century graphic images of Jose Guadalupe Posada have become synonymous with Mexico and Dia de los Muertos. This set of foam coasters, with 6 different Posada illustrations, are some of our most popular items. 3.5" Diameter. $15.00

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Day of the Dead Coasters

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Worry Dolls

Worry Dolls

According to legend, Guatemalan children tell one worry to each doll when they go to bed at night and place the dolls under their pillow. In the morning the dolls have taken their worries away. Each hand-woven pouch contains six 2.25" dolls. $4.00

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Handknitted Stuffed Animals
Kenya


These charming stuffed animals are handknit of homespun wool by women in rural Kenya.

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Handknitted Stuffed Animals
Bird Tree

Bird Tree

This delightful wrought iron tree from Guatemala shelters six tropical ceramic birds in its branches. Approximately 6½" tall by 6" wide. $18.00

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Mouse Purse

Inside each of these leather mouse coin purses is a colorful little kitty. Made in Guatemala. 4½" long. $6.00

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Alebrije

Alebrije

This charming dragon is part of a toy carving tradition that has existed over 500 years in Mexico. Let this friendly little creature protect your home! Created by the Sosa family, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Approximately 2" tall. $18.00

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