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Lot of 2 Vintage Wooden Folk Art Carved Whittled Wood Boot Pipe Rest Holder
Lot of 2 Vintage Wooden Folk Art Carved Whittled Wood Boot Pipe Rest Holder
$8.99
Mexican folk art painted wood carving spotted cat jaguar seated 75 tall
Mexican folk art painted wood carving spotted cat jaguar seated 75 tall
$45.60
Hand Carved Hand Painted Wood Antique Folk Art Nativity Set
Hand Carved Hand Painted Wood Antique Folk Art Nativity Set
$59.00
Balinese Mermaid Panel Goddess Hand carved wood Bali folk Wall architectural Art
Balinese Mermaid Panel Goddess Hand carved wood Bali folk Wall architectural Art
$89.00
VTG African Tribal FOLK ART Carved Wood Black Wood Man  Woman Wall Plaques
VTG African Tribal FOLK ART Carved Wood Black Wood Man Woman Wall Plaques
$19.99
Sky diving Parachuting Frog Toad mobile hand carved wood whimsical folk art Bali
Sky diving Parachuting Frog Toad mobile hand carved wood whimsical folk art Bali
$19.95
Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Irish Setter Dog Signed By Artist G W Fisher 1977
Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Irish Setter Dog Signed By Artist G W Fisher 1977
$34.99
Vintage Folk Tramp Art Hand Carved HOG  SOW signed AI anatomically correct
Vintage Folk Tramp Art Hand Carved HOG SOW signed AI anatomically correct
$79.99
Antique Large Wooden Courting Ladle w Folk Arts and Crafts Carving
Antique Large Wooden Courting Ladle w Folk Arts and Crafts Carving
$50.00
WOOD HAND CARVED WORK BOOT SHOE FOLK ART 1 5 8 inches TALL WOODEN
WOOD HAND CARVED WORK BOOT SHOE FOLK ART 1 5 8 inches TALL WOODEN
$4.25
Painted  Carved Wooden Armadillo Folk Art Signed Victor Xuana Mexico DAMAGED
Painted Carved Wooden Armadillo Folk Art Signed Victor Xuana Mexico DAMAGED
$0.99
VTG RARE Folk Art Wood Carving Wild Boar Pig Hand Carved Razorback Excellent
VTG RARE Folk Art Wood Carving Wild Boar Pig Hand Carved Razorback Excellent
$28.00
Hand carved wood bust of JESUS CHRIST folk art Modigliani elongated face
Hand carved wood bust of JESUS CHRIST folk art Modigliani elongated face
$24.99
Vintage Folk Art Carved Steer Head 1880 1890
Vintage Folk Art Carved Steer Head 1880 1890
$95.00
Primitive Hand Carved Swan Americana Folk Art Signed on Bottom  Dated 1980
Primitive Hand Carved Swan Americana Folk Art Signed on Bottom Dated 1980
$6.99
carved wood Canister Jar Lid Folk Art Primitive Tobacco canister south american
carved wood Canister Jar Lid Folk Art Primitive Tobacco canister south american
$12.49
Beautiful vintage hand carved wooden Hound Dog folk art
Beautiful vintage hand carved wooden Hound Dog folk art
$20.00
Pair of Vintage Carved Solid Wood Zebras Africa Folk Art
Pair of Vintage Carved Solid Wood Zebras Africa Folk Art
$9.95
Folk Art HAND CARVED  PAINTED Bottle Opener DUCK HEAD DECOY 6 Long 325 High
Folk Art HAND CARVED PAINTED Bottle Opener DUCK HEAD DECOY 6 Long 325 High
$19.99
Folk Art Wood Carving Of Elongated Face w Exaggerated Features Made In Krakow
Folk Art Wood Carving Of Elongated Face w Exaggerated Features Made In Krakow
$0.99
Vintage Folk Art Exotic Naked Nude Sexy Lady Woman Hand Carved Wooden Nutcracker
Vintage Folk Art Exotic Naked Nude Sexy Lady Woman Hand Carved Wooden Nutcracker
$23.99
75 Chinese Folk Brass Copper Carved Confucius Kong Zi KongZi God Buddha Statue
75 Chinese Folk Brass Copper Carved Confucius Kong Zi KongZi God Buddha Statue
$98.00
Folk Art Carved Wood Bas relief style Man Vintage unusual 245 x 19
Folk Art Carved Wood Bas relief style Man Vintage unusual 245 x 19
$50.00
Vintage Colorful Floral Roses Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Round 14
Vintage Colorful Floral Roses Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Round 14
$14.99
VIntage Hand Carved Wooden Nutcracker Semi Nude Woman Polynesian Folk Art 14
VIntage Hand Carved Wooden Nutcracker Semi Nude Woman Polynesian Folk Art 14
$20.00
Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Rooster Statue wood Figurine 12 tall  BEAUTIFUL
Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Rooster Statue wood Figurine 12 tall BEAUTIFUL
$6.99
Vintage  Vibrant Blue Bird Peacock Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Bowl
Vintage Vibrant Blue Bird Peacock Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Bowl
$28.99
Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved  Painted Long Billed Curlew Duck Hunting Decoy
Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Painted Long Billed Curlew Duck Hunting Decoy
$99.99
Antique Walnut Carved Wood Picture Frame Hearts Diamonds Pattern Folk Tramp Art
Antique Walnut Carved Wood Picture Frame Hearts Diamonds Pattern Folk Tramp Art
$125.00
PRIMITIVE HAND CARVED WOOD FOLK ART SANTA CLAUS STATUE FIGURINE CHRISTMAS
PRIMITIVE HAND CARVED WOOD FOLK ART SANTA CLAUS STATUE FIGURINE CHRISTMAS
$24.00
POSTCARD SET Slovak Folk Art wood carving lace Easter egg icon traditional craft
POSTCARD SET Slovak Folk Art wood carving lace Easter egg icon traditional craft
$11.99
Vintage Folk Art Carved Woman Figure Nutcracker
Vintage Folk Art Carved Woman Figure Nutcracker
$39.99
BOOK Traditional Estonian Wooden Tankards antique carving wood beer mug folk art
BOOK Traditional Estonian Wooden Tankards antique carving wood beer mug folk art
$64.99
BOOK Belarus Folk Art ethnic craft embroidery weaving pottery straw doll carving
BOOK Belarus Folk Art ethnic craft embroidery weaving pottery straw doll carving
$18.99
1952 BOOK European Folk Art pottery carving peasant furniture Swedish German old
1952 BOOK European Folk Art pottery carving peasant furniture Swedish German old
$24.99
AMBER HAND CARVED UNIQUE STONE FIGURE SCULPTURE MEXICAN FOLK ART MAYAN PRINCESS
AMBER HAND CARVED UNIQUE STONE FIGURE SCULPTURE MEXICAN FOLK ART MAYAN PRINCESS
$50.00
Arab horse Gorgeous Carved Crafted Wooden Cane Walking Stick Ukrainian Folk Art
Arab horse Gorgeous Carved Crafted Wooden Cane Walking Stick Ukrainian Folk Art
$45.50
Hand Carved Antique White Patriotic Rooster Skillful Primitive Folk Art Style
Hand Carved Antique White Patriotic Rooster Skillful Primitive Folk Art Style
$12.95
Vintage Hand Made Asian Folk art Carved Wood Oxen Pulling Cart Vietnam Thailand
Vintage Hand Made Asian Folk art Carved Wood Oxen Pulling Cart Vietnam Thailand
$10.49
Duck Decoy 105 Hand Carved Vintage Wood Antique Very Old Folk Art
Duck Decoy 105 Hand Carved Vintage Wood Antique Very Old Folk Art
$59.95
Hillbilly Wood Carving Americana Folk Art Carved Figure Ozarks Bearded Man 15
Hillbilly Wood Carving Americana Folk Art Carved Figure Ozarks Bearded Man 15
$18.00
AFRICAN FEMALE Wood Carved Figure FOLK ART African Art Collectibles
AFRICAN FEMALE Wood Carved Figure FOLK ART African Art Collectibles
$34.30
Antique FOLK ART AIRCRAFT CARRIER MODEL pre WWII Carved Wood Ship
Antique FOLK ART AIRCRAFT CARRIER MODEL pre WWII Carved Wood Ship
$39.99
POLAND hand carved wood peasant sculpture ethnic folk art goral tree spirit COOL
POLAND hand carved wood peasant sculpture ethnic folk art goral tree spirit COOL
$49.99
6 Chinese folk culture hand carved pure copper statue of sheep
6 Chinese folk culture hand carved pure copper statue of sheep
$39.00
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Miniature Wood Boot Hand Carved Signed R H II 87
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Miniature Wood Boot Hand Carved Signed R H II 87
$19.99
Antique Primitive Folk Art Miniature Wood Boot Hand Carved Signed July 1937
Antique Primitive Folk Art Miniature Wood Boot Hand Carved Signed July 1937
$19.99
VTG Hand Carved Painted ROCKING Ram Goat FIGURINE Primitive Folk Art FIGURE Wood
VTG Hand Carved Painted ROCKING Ram Goat FIGURINE Primitive Folk Art FIGURE Wood
$45.99
VINTAGE CUT OUT HAND CARVED SHELL SOUVENIR HOT SPRINGS FOLK ART ARKANSAS NICE
VINTAGE CUT OUT HAND CARVED SHELL SOUVENIR HOT SPRINGS FOLK ART ARKANSAS NICE
$29.50
Bea Mooney Hand Painted Western Mass Folk Art Bird Carved Wood 7 1 2x4
Bea Mooney Hand Painted Western Mass Folk Art Bird Carved Wood 7 1 2x4
$18.59
Folk Art Carved Wooden Cigarette Case With Oarsman Artwork
Folk Art Carved Wooden Cigarette Case With Oarsman Artwork
$100.00
TWO TOTEMS FOLK ART HAND CARVED HARDWOOD
TWO TOTEMS FOLK ART HAND CARVED HARDWOOD
$99.00
Vintage Wood Romer Carved Folk Art Sports Figure Bowler
Vintage Wood Romer Carved Folk Art Sports Figure Bowler
$295.00
Beautiful Vintage Mexico Hand Carved Stone Folk Art Turtle
Beautiful Vintage Mexico Hand Carved Stone Folk Art Turtle
$28.00
Wooden Whale Carving Handcrafted Folk Art
Wooden Whale Carving Handcrafted Folk Art
$18.50
China Folk Classical Bronze carve Oracle jar Wine Pot Container
China Folk Classical Bronze carve Oracle jar Wine Pot Container
$466.00
8Chinese Folk Classical Bronze Silver Gilt carve Sheep Goat pot statue
8Chinese Folk Classical Bronze Silver Gilt carve Sheep Goat pot statue
$299.00
Whale Carving Sign  Handcrafted Folk Art Made from Cherry
Whale Carving Sign Handcrafted Folk Art Made from Cherry
$17.50
Chinese Folk Bronze Carved Lucky Bat Money Pig Art Feng shui statuary
Chinese Folk Bronze Carved Lucky Bat Money Pig Art Feng shui statuary
$500.00
Chinese Folk classic Pure Bronze handwork carved Camel Lovely small Statue
Chinese Folk classic Pure Bronze handwork carved Camel Lovely small Statue
$235.00
Chinese Folk Classical Pure Bronze carved peach Branches jar Crock Pot
Chinese Folk Classical Pure Bronze carved peach Branches jar Crock Pot
$220.00
China folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Lovely Small Sparrow Decoration Statue
China folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Lovely Small Sparrow Decoration Statue
$220.00
Chinese Folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Genghis Khan foot map of China Statue
Chinese Folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Genghis Khan foot map of China Statue
$399.00
Sale LIMIT EDITION Folk Art Large Hand Carved Tobacco Smoking Pipe Smile4
Sale LIMIT EDITION Folk Art Large Hand Carved Tobacco Smoking Pipe Smile4
$9.00
Chinese folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Crabs Lovely Royal Decoration Statue
Chinese folk Classical Pure Bronze carved Crabs Lovely Royal Decoration Statue
$287.00
Sale LIMIT EDITION Folk Art Large Hand Carved Tobacco Smoking Pipe Smile5
Sale LIMIT EDITION Folk Art Large Hand Carved Tobacco Smoking Pipe Smile5
$9.00
Old Miniature Folk Art Dog Carving Pointer Free Ship AAFA
Old Miniature Folk Art Dog Carving Pointer Free Ship AAFA
$38.00
Turkish Hand Carved Painted Wooden Spoon Folk Art Ktibim Veiled Turkey VTG
Turkish Hand Carved Painted Wooden Spoon Folk Art Ktibim Veiled Turkey VTG
$14.50
Hand Carved Drinking Giraffe Painted Dish Bowl Kenya Folk Art w Sticker
Hand Carved Drinking Giraffe Painted Dish Bowl Kenya Folk Art w Sticker
$9.99
BEAUTIFUL Ornate Folk Art RUSSIA Carved Wood Utensil Board w 5 pcs 24 ESTATE
BEAUTIFUL Ornate Folk Art RUSSIA Carved Wood Utensil Board w 5 pcs 24 ESTATE
$199.99
LaCrosse WI Folk Art 51 HAND CARVED Red Oak WOOD FISHING POLE 100 Original
LaCrosse WI Folk Art 51 HAND CARVED Red Oak WOOD FISHING POLE 100 Original
$299.99
Vintage Folk Art Wood Trinket Box With Fish Carved on the Lid
Vintage Folk Art Wood Trinket Box With Fish Carved on the Lid
$9.99
Vintage Coconut MONKEY  BABY Carved Tiki Folk Art Hawaiian Statue 11 Tall
Vintage Coconut MONKEY BABY Carved Tiki Folk Art Hawaiian Statue 11 Tall
$18.95
Folk art hand carved wooden duck decoy sculpture mallard signed
Folk art hand carved wooden duck decoy sculpture mallard signed
$12.99
Large Vibrant Colors Vintage Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Handles 17
Large Vibrant Colors Vintage Mexican Batea Carved Folk Art Wood Tray Handles 17
$38.99
Hand Carved White Creamy Beige Hen on Stand Skillful Primitive Folk Art Style
Hand Carved White Creamy Beige Hen on Stand Skillful Primitive Folk Art Style
$12.95
Vintage carved floral folk wood keg flask
Vintage carved floral folk wood keg flask
$120.00
ANGELS Tea Light Candle HOLDER Hand Carved Natural Stone Vintage Folk Art
ANGELS Tea Light Candle HOLDER Hand Carved Natural Stone Vintage Folk Art
$9.99
LARGE Folk Art Hand Carved Bull Horn Bird Egret or Heron 18 1 2
LARGE Folk Art Hand Carved Bull Horn Bird Egret or Heron 18 1 2
$14.99
PRIMITIVE FOLK ART Pear Shaped Small REAL GOURD Burned Engraved Carved MEXICAN
PRIMITIVE FOLK ART Pear Shaped Small REAL GOURD Burned Engraved Carved MEXICAN
$24.00
VINTAGE PAIR HAND CARVED WOOD CLOGS SHOES DUTCH FOLK ART HOLLAND YELLOW FLOWERS
VINTAGE PAIR HAND CARVED WOOD CLOGS SHOES DUTCH FOLK ART HOLLAND YELLOW FLOWERS
$9.99
VTG PAIR HAND CARVED WOOD CLOGS OIL PAINTED DUTCH FOLK ART SIGNED MARTA DUCOS
VTG PAIR HAND CARVED WOOD CLOGS OIL PAINTED DUTCH FOLK ART SIGNED MARTA DUCOS
$19.99
EXTREMELY EARLY ANTIQUE HAND CARVED Folk Art WOODEN DOOR STOP CABIN READY
EXTREMELY EARLY ANTIQUE HAND CARVED Folk Art WOODEN DOOR STOP CABIN READY
$14.99
Antique Primitive Pull Horse Toy Solid Carved wood Wheels Large 20 Lbs Folk Art
Antique Primitive Pull Horse Toy Solid Carved wood Wheels Large 20 Lbs Folk Art
$400.00
Vintage solid wood hand carved Don Quixote looking face 45 Long folk art
Vintage solid wood hand carved Don Quixote looking face 45 Long folk art
$19.98
Vintage PALAU LUST STORYBOARDS Carved Wood Folk Art Vintage Micronesia 33 X 20
Vintage PALAU LUST STORYBOARDS Carved Wood Folk Art Vintage Micronesia 33 X 20
$198.98
BOOK Alpine Folk Art German Swiss Austria wood carving furniture painting ranzen
BOOK Alpine Folk Art German Swiss Austria wood carving furniture painting ranzen
$60.00
Wood Hand Carving Bird Figures Handpainted Vintage Pair Signed Folk Art
Wood Hand Carving Bird Figures Handpainted Vintage Pair Signed Folk Art
$4.99
Antique Vtg Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Wood Duck Goose Decoy 20Lx11 1 2H
Antique Vtg Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Wood Duck Goose Decoy 20Lx11 1 2H
$59.99
Folk Art Hand Carved Cobra Snake Sculpture 165 Tall Neat Decor
Folk Art Hand Carved Cobra Snake Sculpture 165 Tall Neat Decor
$29.99
Antique Folk Art Naive Wood Carving Leopard Cheetah Cat Sculpture Figurine yqz
Antique Folk Art Naive Wood Carving Leopard Cheetah Cat Sculpture Figurine yqz
$30.00
Saguaro Cactus Figure Wood Carved Ironwood Hand Made Folk Art Southwest
Saguaro Cactus Figure Wood Carved Ironwood Hand Made Folk Art Southwest
$19.98
hand carved and painted wood owl on a branch folk art painted nature scene
hand carved and painted wood owl on a branch folk art painted nature scene
$8.14
Philippines Antique 1900s Crucified Jesus Christ Religious Carving Folk Santo
Philippines Antique 1900s Crucified Jesus Christ Religious Carving Folk Santo
$49.99
LARGE HAND CARVED FOLK ART WOOD BEAR SIGNED K MERCK
LARGE HAND CARVED FOLK ART WOOD BEAR SIGNED K MERCK
$19.99
Vintage Russian Carved Painted Wooden Folk Bobblehead Figurine Figure SIGNED b
Vintage Russian Carved Painted Wooden Folk Bobblehead Figurine Figure SIGNED b
$99.99
Vintage Russian Carved Painted Wooden Wood Folk Art Bobblehead Figurine Figure a
Vintage Russian Carved Painted Wooden Wood Folk Art Bobblehead Figurine Figure a
$99.99
Antique Russian Carved Hand Painted Wooden Wood Round Box Folk Art Scene Peasant
Antique Russian Carved Hand Painted Wooden Wood Round Box Folk Art Scene Peasant
$49.99
Carved Wooden Folk Art Sculpture of a Business Man Haitian African Businessman
Carved Wooden Folk Art Sculpture of a Business Man Haitian African Businessman
$285.00



How did Jack o Lanterns get their beginning?

Where/How did pumpkin carving and decorating originate?

Originally it wasn't pumpkins, it was other fruits and vegetables, the most common being the turnip. This goes back centuries to the Celts and their Samhain festival. Samhain was a harvest festival which marked the end of the year for the Celts. Samhain also served another function, the Celts believed that winter was a time of death when the forces of darkness brought death to the land and tired to kill the sun itself. To strengthen the sun for the long winter months ahead the Celts would burn huge bon fires on Samhain, from which they would use the embers to light their harth fires the next morning.

As Samhain was the end of the year it was also the night on which the forces of darkness began to roam the earth. To protect home and family the Celts would carve turnips into lanterns with horrorific faces to them. Then they would put a candle or burning coal into the lantern and set it outside the doorstep to frighten away the monsters and demons who roamed that night.

As Christianity began to spread the early church had a choice to make when it came to converting people to Christianity. Either tell them the old way were dead and they were now to worship the Christian god or allow them to keep many of the old way but change the meaning. It was actually easier to convert peoples by not banishing all the old ways and thus Samhain became the Christian All Hallows Eve and All Hallowsmas (hallow being another word for saint and mas used to refer to a feast day). All Saints Day is still today on November 1st and the evening before slowly became known as Halloween through a shortening of the name. But in countries where the Celtic influence had been strong many of the old ways remained in place despite the changing of the name and even despite changing views within the different Christian faiths. This includes the turnip lantern. As folkks from these areas came to the new world they brought their traditions with them. And those traditions often were altered a little to suit the new lands they found themselves in.

In the case of the jack-o-lantern the North American native pumpkin was larger than the turnip and proved much easier and more suited to carving into a jack-o-lantern. Thus the pumpkin came to replace the turnip as the primary medium for the lanterns.

The name may have come from the old Irish folk story of Stingy Jack. Jack was supposed to be a mean spirited person who in some way tricks the Devil into promising never to take his soul (in the first version of the story I ever saw Jack get's the Devil to climb up into an apple tree then proceeds to draw a cross onto the tree and only helps the Devil outr of the tree once he promises to never take his soul. When he dies he goes to heaven but is refused entrance for being such a mean old miser. The Devil naturally doesn't let Jack into hell and tells him to return to his own body. When jack complains of it being too dark for him to find the way back the Devil tosses him a coal to light his way, which Jack puts into a turnip he had been gnawing on. Jack's lantern is supposed to be seen as Jack trying to find his way home (it's also known as will-o'-the-wisp, corpse candle, and ignis fatuus among others)



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