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Free shipping Chinese folk Carving Children hold fish  Special
Free shipping Chinese folk Carving Children hold fish Special
$25.00
Vintage Italian Romer Wood Carving Fireman Statue Italy Folk Art Mid Century
Vintage Italian Romer Wood Carving Fireman Statue Italy Folk Art Mid Century
$34.99
estate sale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED fish decoy trouts AMULETTE
estate sale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED fish decoy trouts AMULETTE
$375.00
Charming Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Wood PROSPECTOR  DONKEY Gold Rush Digger
Charming Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Wood PROSPECTOR DONKEY Gold Rush Digger
$29.77
PEPE SANTIAGO OAXACAN FOLK ART SIGNED PAINTED CARVED WOOD ARMADILLO
PEPE SANTIAGO OAXACAN FOLK ART SIGNED PAINTED CARVED WOOD ARMADILLO
$19.99
Kuna Indian Doll from Panama Folk Art Mola Dress Carved Pierced Nose
Kuna Indian Doll from Panama Folk Art Mola Dress Carved Pierced Nose
$15.00
Vintage Ukrainian folk art small wooden eagle hand carved
Vintage Ukrainian folk art small wooden eagle hand carved
$9.99
VINTAGE GERMAN FOLK ART WOOD CARVED SCULPTURE HORSE OX DRAWN WAGON BEER KEG 15
VINTAGE GERMAN FOLK ART WOOD CARVED SCULPTURE HORSE OX DRAWN WAGON BEER KEG 15
$25.00
Vintage Wood Hand Carved Primitive Folk Art Hanging Wall Plaque Panther Hunting
Vintage Wood Hand Carved Primitive Folk Art Hanging Wall Plaque Panther Hunting
$29.99
3pc Set Carved Antique Oriental Chinese Wooden Fu Lu Shou Gods Statues 5 Folk
3pc Set Carved Antique Oriental Chinese Wooden Fu Lu Shou Gods Statues 5 Folk
$19.99
Vintage Howard Pop Dean Hand Painted Carved Loon Wisconsin Folk Art Sayner
Vintage Howard Pop Dean Hand Painted Carved Loon Wisconsin Folk Art Sayner
$99.99
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wooden Rooster Chicken
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wooden Rooster Chicken
$9.99
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Figures Man  Woman Signed Arpin
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Figures Man Woman Signed Arpin
$29.95
Tibet Folk Silver Royal Hand carved Dragon Phoenix Compote Fruit Plate
Tibet Folk Silver Royal Hand carved Dragon Phoenix Compote Fruit Plate
$278.00
Peruvian Folk Art Hand Carved Painted Gourd Birds Ornament Set
Peruvian Folk Art Hand Carved Painted Gourd Birds Ornament Set
$14.99
Oaxacan Wood Carving Purple Crab w Flower Mexcian Folk Art Southwestern
Oaxacan Wood Carving Purple Crab w Flower Mexcian Folk Art Southwestern
$32.95
Tibet Folk Monastry Rock stone Carved Black Jambhala God of wealth Buddha Statue
Tibet Folk Monastry Rock stone Carved Black Jambhala God of wealth Buddha Statue
$2,680.00
12Chinese Folk Classical Pure Brass Carve Fly Dragon technics Royal statuary
12Chinese Folk Classical Pure Brass Carve Fly Dragon technics Royal statuary
$299.00
Chinese Folk Classic Brass Carved Dragon Guan gong Guanyu warrior statue
Chinese Folk Classic Brass Carved Dragon Guan gong Guanyu warrior statue
$260.00
Chinese Folk pure bronze Hand carved Inscription Huge Dragon ashtray
Chinese Folk pure bronze Hand carved Inscription Huge Dragon ashtray
$246.00
Blue Rhinosaurus Rhino Oaxacan Wood Carving Mexican Folk Art African Animal Art
Blue Rhinosaurus Rhino Oaxacan Wood Carving Mexican Folk Art African Animal Art
$62.95
Tibet Bronze Copper Carved Lucky Eagle Folk Classical Decoration statue
Tibet Bronze Copper Carved Lucky Eagle Folk Classical Decoration statue
$199.00
3 morel mushrooms decoywhite tail deer antlerscarvingfolk artstill life arts
3 morel mushrooms decoywhite tail deer antlerscarvingfolk artstill life arts
$5.00
WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE FOLK ART SHOREBIRD CARVING OF A EGRET OR CRANE BIRD CA 1930s
WONDERFUL PRIMITIVE FOLK ART SHOREBIRD CARVING OF A EGRET OR CRANE BIRD CA 1930s
$19.99
Colonial Carved Wood Wooden Painting Frame 423 Peru Vintage Folk Art 15x13
Colonial Carved Wood Wooden Painting Frame 423 Peru Vintage Folk Art 15x13
$49.99
1991 Polish FOLK ART exhibition catalog religious theme wood carving A1
1991 Polish FOLK ART exhibition catalog religious theme wood carving A1
$9.99
Vintage bird Wood Hand Carved Wings Arts  Crafts Folk
Vintage bird Wood Hand Carved Wings Arts Crafts Folk
$25.00
 11+ vintage wooden Common crane bird animal hand carved sculpture folk ART
11+ vintage wooden Common crane bird animal hand carved sculpture folk ART
$27.50
Jaguar w Fangs Beautiful Hand Carved Decorative Ornament Mask Mexican Folk Art
Jaguar w Fangs Beautiful Hand Carved Decorative Ornament Mask Mexican Folk Art
$39.95
Pirate Hand Carved Vintage Wooden Folk Art Detail Sailor 12 Inch Tall Painted
Pirate Hand Carved Vintage Wooden Folk Art Detail Sailor 12 Inch Tall Painted
$0.99
Vtg Mid Century Folk Art Danish Teak Wood Hand Carved Mallard Duck Figure Statue
Vtg Mid Century Folk Art Danish Teak Wood Hand Carved Mallard Duck Figure Statue
$18.70
Old Wood Carved Folk Art Primitive Arab Figure
Old Wood Carved Folk Art Primitive Arab Figure
$75.00
Antique Barley Twist Table Lamp Carved Wood Primitive Folk Art
Antique Barley Twist Table Lamp Carved Wood Primitive Folk Art
$95.00
Nova Scotia Folk Art Carved Wood Mallard Duck Decoy
Nova Scotia Folk Art Carved Wood Mallard Duck Decoy
$34.99
Vtg Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden BIRD Duck Box HIDDEN STASH COMPARTMENT
Vtg Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden BIRD Duck Box HIDDEN STASH COMPARTMENT
$14.00
Vtg Etched Copper Decorative Folk Art Plate Old Handmade Carved Metal Dish 6
Vtg Etched Copper Decorative Folk Art Plate Old Handmade Carved Metal Dish 6
$25.00
Vintage Folk Art Trade Sign Wooden Carved Pencil Shipping Available
Vintage Folk Art Trade Sign Wooden Carved Pencil Shipping Available
$2,150.00
Vintage Hand Carved Artist Signed Folk Art Wood Roaring Lion Head Bust Sculpture
Vintage Hand Carved Artist Signed Folk Art Wood Roaring Lion Head Bust Sculpture
$29.74
Antique Hand Carved Primitive Folk Art Mallard Working Duck Decoy
Antique Hand Carved Primitive Folk Art Mallard Working Duck Decoy
$59.00
Folk Art Wood Carved Village Scene Copala 1565
Folk Art Wood Carved Village Scene Copala 1565
$29.00
17Tibet Folk Fane bronze Carved gild Sakyamuni Tathagata Buddha statue
17Tibet Folk Fane bronze Carved gild Sakyamuni Tathagata Buddha statue
$358.00
Vintage Pipe American Southern folk art Carved Wood Alligator biting A Person
Vintage Pipe American Southern folk art Carved Wood Alligator biting A Person
$1,499.99
16Tibet temple Folk bronze Carved Tathagata Sakyamuni buddha Statue
16Tibet temple Folk bronze Carved Tathagata Sakyamuni buddha Statue
$415.00
Hand Carved Wood Mask HAND CRAFTED Folk Art Happy Face
Hand Carved Wood Mask HAND CRAFTED Folk Art Happy Face
$5.00
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bird Folk Art Sculpture Decor Decoy Figure Oddity
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bird Folk Art Sculpture Decor Decoy Figure Oddity
$7.00
 VTG russian hand carved wooden stork bird animal figure wood folk art
VTG russian hand carved wooden stork bird animal figure wood folk art
$31.00
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Mushroom Girl Chinese Signed Folk Art Decor Sculpture
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Mushroom Girl Chinese Signed Folk Art Decor Sculpture
$14.95
2pc Finely CARVED Southeast Asian Philippino FOLK WOODEN wall art PLAQUE statues
2pc Finely CARVED Southeast Asian Philippino FOLK WOODEN wall art PLAQUE statues
$35.00
Multi Colored Sculpture Lady Swan Hand Carved Wood Andes Bird Folk Art NOVICA
Multi Colored Sculpture Lady Swan Hand Carved Wood Andes Bird Folk Art NOVICA
$133.15
Vintage 1980 Primitive Hand Carved Swan Duck Americana Folk Art Signed on Bottom
Vintage 1980 Primitive Hand Carved Swan Duck Americana Folk Art Signed on Bottom
$9.99
Vintage Old Original Primitive Folk Art 3 Feet Hand Carved Wooden Door Panel
Vintage Old Original Primitive Folk Art 3 Feet Hand Carved Wooden Door Panel
$125.00
Vintage Collectible Primitive Folk Art 3 Feet Long Hand Carved Wooden Door Panel
Vintage Collectible Primitive Folk Art 3 Feet Long Hand Carved Wooden Door Panel
$125.00
18th Vintage Hand Carved Tribal Washbowl Platter Hutch Primitive Folk Art
18th Vintage Hand Carved Tribal Washbowl Platter Hutch Primitive Folk Art
$200.00
18th Vintage Hand Carved Door Statue Figure Darbar Primitive Folk Art
18th Vintage Hand Carved Door Statue Figure Darbar Primitive Folk Art
$375.00
Rare Original Hand Carved Horn Lady Statue Horn Woman Figure Primitive Folk Art
Rare Original Hand Carved Horn Lady Statue Horn Woman Figure Primitive Folk Art
$350.00
Chinese folk Jade hand carved fine carved buddha Guangong Amulet Pendant
Chinese folk Jade hand carved fine carved buddha Guangong Amulet Pendant
$0.80
2 Vintage Hand Carved Wood Candle Stick Holders Folk Art Primitive from SPAIN
2 Vintage Hand Carved Wood Candle Stick Holders Folk Art Primitive from SPAIN
$29.99
Vintage Hand Carved African Folk Art Tribe Chieftain Horse Hair Fly Whisk
Vintage Hand Carved African Folk Art Tribe Chieftain Horse Hair Fly Whisk
$62.50
A072 TINY FROGS THREE SET ALEBRIJE OAXACAN WOOD CARVING HANDCRAFTED MEXICAN FOLK
A072 TINY FROGS THREE SET ALEBRIJE OAXACAN WOOD CARVING HANDCRAFTED MEXICAN FOLK
$22.99
Vintage German Folk Art Carved Wood Wine Bottle Cork Stopper Kissing Mechanical
Vintage German Folk Art Carved Wood Wine Bottle Cork Stopper Kissing Mechanical
$9.99
Carved Wooden African Folk Art Handmade
Carved Wooden African Folk Art Handmade
$14.00
Folk Art STOOL Apple ROOSTER Chicken Hen Hand Painted Carved Wood Country Rustic
Folk Art STOOL Apple ROOSTER Chicken Hen Hand Painted Carved Wood Country Rustic
$27.99
Folk Art Hand Carved  Painted Bird Decoy on the driftwood stand
Folk Art Hand Carved Painted Bird Decoy on the driftwood stand
$19.95
1996 HOUSE OF HADDEN AMISH WOMAN WITH QUILT HAND CARVED FOLK ART D CALLA STATUE
1996 HOUSE OF HADDEN AMISH WOMAN WITH QUILT HAND CARVED FOLK ART D CALLA STATUE
$79.95
vintage hand carved large bowl wood folk art 7 tall 95 wide
vintage hand carved large bowl wood folk art 7 tall 95 wide
$9.99
VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD TRAY MEXICAN FOLK ART LOG CABIN
VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD TRAY MEXICAN FOLK ART LOG CABIN
$24.99
ANTIQUE Folk Art CHILDS CHAIR Hand Carved PAINTED TOLEWARE WOVEN RUSH SEAT
ANTIQUE Folk Art CHILDS CHAIR Hand Carved PAINTED TOLEWARE WOVEN RUSH SEAT
$29.99
Antique Japanese Folk Arts Textiles Ceramics Lacquer Painting Carving metals
Antique Japanese Folk Arts Textiles Ceramics Lacquer Painting Carving metals
$18.75
Vintage Mexican Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved  Painted Fish Figurines lot of 2
Vintage Mexican Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Painted Fish Figurines lot of 2
$19.90
Pair 2 VTG Wood Carved Nesting Duck Bowls Yugoslavia Hand Made Folk Art
Pair 2 VTG Wood Carved Nesting Duck Bowls Yugoslavia Hand Made Folk Art
$22.95
Rez Pick Up TRUCK Fetish Folk Art Carving by JIMMIE ETSATE d Zuni Indian CAR
Rez Pick Up TRUCK Fetish Folk Art Carving by JIMMIE ETSATE d Zuni Indian CAR
$145.00
Vintage Folk Art Americana Carved Wood Bird in Tree Wall Hanging Plaque 16 inch
Vintage Folk Art Americana Carved Wood Bird in Tree Wall Hanging Plaque 16 inch
$9.99
Vintage Folk Art Plaster And Wood 105 Carved Rooster Kitchen Good Luck Charm
Vintage Folk Art Plaster And Wood 105 Carved Rooster Kitchen Good Luck Charm
$22.80
Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Mask man with two animals folk art
Vintage Hand Carved Wooden Mask man with two animals folk art
$21.00
NIB 1991 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Folk Art Reindeer Hand Carved Wood
NIB 1991 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Folk Art Reindeer Hand Carved Wood
$6.99
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PATRIOTIC FOLK ART EAGLE WALL HANGING CARVING 4th July Signed
BEAUTIFUL VINTAGE PATRIOTIC FOLK ART EAGLE WALL HANGING CARVING 4th July Signed
$19.99
Beautiful 7 1 2  African Cocobola Hugging Figures Wooden Carving Folk Art
Beautiful 7 1 2 African Cocobola Hugging Figures Wooden Carving Folk Art
$29.99
FOLK ART CARVED WOODEN NUT CRACKER
FOLK ART CARVED WOODEN NUT CRACKER
$22.50
Romanian vintage traditional folk art rustic carved wood artisanal vase 1960s
Romanian vintage traditional folk art rustic carved wood artisanal vase 1960s
$47.69
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Pig Hog Farm Animal Rustic Primitive
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Pig Hog Farm Animal Rustic Primitive
$24.99
Colonial Carved Wood Wooden Painting Gilt Frame 449 Peru Vintage Folk Art 15x13
Colonial Carved Wood Wooden Painting Gilt Frame 449 Peru Vintage Folk Art 15x13
$59.99
1978 Wood Carving FISH Relief signed Ucrania Original Old Mexican Folk Art
1978 Wood Carving FISH Relief signed Ucrania Original Old Mexican Folk Art
$9.99
Vintage Estate Sale Primitive Hand Carved Folk Art Wooden Fish Signed
Vintage Estate Sale Primitive Hand Carved Folk Art Wooden Fish Signed
$129.99
Gerd Canada Goose Carved Mid Century Sculpture Folk Art see pics for size
Gerd Canada Goose Carved Mid Century Sculpture Folk Art see pics for size
$19.99
Philippines Antique Folk Carving of San Roque Saint Roch Santo c1900s w Base
Philippines Antique Folk Carving of San Roque Saint Roch Santo c1900s w Base
$275.00
Vintage Hand Carved  Painted Wood Indian Folk Carving Couple Figure Wallhanging
Vintage Hand Carved Painted Wood Indian Folk Carving Couple Figure Wallhanging
$18.95
FOLK ART HAND CARVED HOLSTEIN COW BLACK WOOD WALKING STICK CANE 36  Tall
FOLK ART HAND CARVED HOLSTEIN COW BLACK WOOD WALKING STICK CANE 36 Tall
$39.99
Russian Folk Art Carved Wood  Hand Painted Round Trinket Signed Vintage Unique
Russian Folk Art Carved Wood Hand Painted Round Trinket Signed Vintage Unique
$4.99
Alabaster Marble Stone Carved Folk Art Fish Handmade Figure
Alabaster Marble Stone Carved Folk Art Fish Handmade Figure
$8.50
Black Forest Folk Art Carving of Woman  Infant signed E Herse
Black Forest Folk Art Carving of Woman Infant signed E Herse
$125.00
Handsome Antique Early 20th Century Poland Carved Floral Folk Art Wooden Box
Handsome Antique Early 20th Century Poland Carved Floral Folk Art Wooden Box
$99.99
Antique Scandinavia Norway Lapland TOP HIGH AGED CARVED FOLK ART LETTER OPENER
Antique Scandinavia Norway Lapland TOP HIGH AGED CARVED FOLK ART LETTER OPENER
$39.90
Black Forest FOLK Sailor Man Old Sea Tar Hand Carved Wood Miniature Figurine
Black Forest FOLK Sailor Man Old Sea Tar Hand Carved Wood Miniature Figurine
$25.00
Hand Carved Wood Pilgrims and Turkey Thanksgiving Carving Rustic Folk Art
Hand Carved Wood Pilgrims and Turkey Thanksgiving Carving Rustic Folk Art
$69.99
Minnie Mouse Hand Carved Wooden Statue 19 1 2 Sculpture Folk Art Wood disney
Minnie Mouse Hand Carved Wooden Statue 19 1 2 Sculpture Folk Art Wood disney
$19.00
Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving Mexican Sancho Panza wood figure
Mexican Folk Art Wood Carving Mexican Sancho Panza wood figure
$36.00
Decorative Carved Wooden Cup Yugoslavia Vintage Collectible Folk Art
Decorative Carved Wooden Cup Yugoslavia Vintage Collectible Folk Art
$14.99
225 VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD CONQUISTADOR SOLDIER SCULPTURE FOLK ART
225 VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD CONQUISTADOR SOLDIER SCULPTURE FOLK ART
$40.95
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN SOLDIERS DECORATIONS FOLK ART
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED WOODEN SOLDIERS DECORATIONS FOLK ART
$19.99



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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