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Welcome to Folk Art for Children

Vignette with 19th century hooded cradle, varnished dresser, and drop leaf table and chairs.

Vignette with 19th century hooded cradle, varnished dresser, and drop leaf table and chairs.

Open FOLK ART FOR CHILDREN. You have just lifted the lid of an amazing toy box filled with American folk art made to entertain children. Delight in the magic of 180 years of handmade children’s toys. Step into the artist’s world to view folk art from a unique perspective, through the eyes of folk toy makers. Delve into the social and economic forces that influenced and defined toy design.  It is lavishly illustrated with toy-sized examples of our material culture and the decorative arts, created between 1760 and1940. Beware; folk toys captivate the observer. They will steal your heart. Experience the magic of each artist’s creative exuberance and artistic genius. Chapters include:

  • THE FARMSTEAD IN PLAY SCALE: Barns, Animals and Equipment
  • DOLLS: Three Dimensional Folk Portraits
  • QUILTS FOR DOLLS: Graphic Design with Fabric
  • FURNITURE, FURNISHINGS, AND DECORATIVE OBJECTS MADE FOR CHILDREN AND DOLLS
  • ARCHITECTURE FOR CHILDREN: Dollhouses and a Store
  • FOLK ART ON THE MOVE, OTHER TOYS, AND SOFT SCULPTURES
  • SCISSORS, PAPER, AND GLUE: Paper Dolls

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