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VTG Signed Plummer Jamaican Folk Art Figural Tribal Head Hand Carved Sculpture
VTG Signed Plummer Jamaican Folk Art Figural Tribal Head Hand Carved Sculpture
$33.99
Chinese Folk Jade handwork Carving lotus flower Guan Yin Kwan yin Amulet Pendant
Chinese Folk Jade handwork Carving lotus flower Guan Yin Kwan yin Amulet Pendant
$0.99
Chinese Folk Jade stone Handwork Carving Phoenix Dragon amulet Token Pendant
Chinese Folk Jade stone Handwork Carving Phoenix Dragon amulet Token Pendant
$0.99
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Cock Rooster Statue
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Cock Rooster Statue
$9.90
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Mandarin Duck Statue
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Mandarin Duck Statue
$9.90
Chinese Folk Temple Pure Handwork Carved Boxwood longevity god Buddha Statue
Chinese Folk Temple Pure Handwork Carved Boxwood longevity god Buddha Statue
$9.90
Great Carved And Painted Folk Art Goldfinch
Great Carved And Painted Folk Art Goldfinch
$52.00
15 Chinese Folk Temple Pure Handwork Carved boxwood longevity god Buddha Statue
15 Chinese Folk Temple Pure Handwork Carved boxwood longevity god Buddha Statue
$266.00
Great Carved And Painted Folk Art Bluejay
Great Carved And Painted Folk Art Bluejay
$32.00
YELLOW MONKEY MASK  HAND CARVEDFOLK ART
YELLOW MONKEY MASK HAND CARVEDFOLK ART
$39.00
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Snake Statue
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Snake Statue
$9.90
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Money Turtle Statue
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Money Turtle Statue
$9.90
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Dragon turtle Statue
Chinese Fengshui Folk Pure Carved Handwork Boxwood Dragon turtle Statue
$9.90
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED DUCK WOOD DECOY WOODEN MALLARD PINTAIL DRAKE FOLK ART
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED DUCK WOOD DECOY WOODEN MALLARD PINTAIL DRAKE FOLK ART
$69.95
Folk Art Vintage carved wood duck
Folk Art Vintage carved wood duck
$25.00
Folk Art Vintage Decor Wood African Black Carving Woman Bowl Figure Polychrome
Folk Art Vintage Decor Wood African Black Carving Woman Bowl Figure Polychrome
$255.00
Vintage Figure Religious Wood Folk Art Log Carving Friar Polychrome Paint Decor
Vintage Figure Religious Wood Folk Art Log Carving Friar Polychrome Paint Decor
$195.00
Unusual Vintage Ghana Africa Carved Wood Wall Mask African Folk Art Carving
Unusual Vintage Ghana Africa Carved Wood Wall Mask African Folk Art Carving
$19.99
1950S FOLK ART LARGE WOODEN MOUSE FIGURINE SET OF 2 HAND CARVED
1950S FOLK ART LARGE WOODEN MOUSE FIGURINE SET OF 2 HAND CARVED
$14.99
Ghana Africa Carved Wood wall art African Folk Art Carving
Ghana Africa Carved Wood wall art African Folk Art Carving
$19.99
Hand Carved Coconut Monkey Lounge Tiki Bar Decor Folk Art
Hand Carved Coconut Monkey Lounge Tiki Bar Decor Folk Art
$13.99
Carved Wood Spirit Skull Bone Ring faerie Folk Art OOAK
Carved Wood Spirit Skull Bone Ring faerie Folk Art OOAK
$19.99
Vintage Carved Wood Folk Art Native American Indian Set Pair Figure Bookend Peru
Vintage Carved Wood Folk Art Native American Indian Set Pair Figure Bookend Peru
$39.99
Folk art of wooden carving man and dog hunting in bottle
Folk art of wooden carving man and dog hunting in bottle
$56.77
Early Folk Art Chip Carved Slide Lid Wood Trinket Box w geometric designs
Early Folk Art Chip Carved Slide Lid Wood Trinket Box w geometric designs
$745.00
Antique Primitive Folk Art Carved Duck Decoy 5  x 6
Antique Primitive Folk Art Carved Duck Decoy 5 x 6
$29.99
Wooden Folk Art Rabbit Hand Carved
Wooden Folk Art Rabbit Hand Carved
$7.50
Antique Folk Art Carved Wooden Shoe Pipe Rest Signed The Whittlers
Antique Folk Art Carved Wooden Shoe Pipe Rest Signed The Whittlers
$34.99
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART SEA BIRD
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED FOLK ART SEA BIRD
$7.95
vintage Heavily CARVED Wooden FOLK Art GECKO Box
vintage Heavily CARVED Wooden FOLK Art GECKO Box
$24.99
Civil War Period Folk Art Hand Carved Pipe Antique
Civil War Period Folk Art Hand Carved Pipe Antique
$3,080.00
Vintage Wooden Angel Plaque Carving Folk Art Barn Find Wall Hanging
Vintage Wooden Angel Plaque Carving Folk Art Barn Find Wall Hanging
$35.00
Vintage Hand Carving Wood Tribal Folk Head Mask
Vintage Hand Carving Wood Tribal Folk Head Mask
$99.99
2 Shep Shapiro Carved Apple  Wood Sculptures Rare Folk Art Carvings Man  Woman
2 Shep Shapiro Carved Apple Wood Sculptures Rare Folk Art Carvings Man Woman
$49.99
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Wood Carved Owl Totem Pole
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Wood Carved Owl Totem Pole
$49.99
PAIR OF VINTAGE ANTIQUE HAND CARVED MAHOGANY FOLK ART HIPPOS
PAIR OF VINTAGE ANTIQUE HAND CARVED MAHOGANY FOLK ART HIPPOS
$19.99
Desert Ironwood Carved Buffalo 8 long x 625 tall Mexican folk art 826
Desert Ironwood Carved Buffalo 8 long x 625 tall Mexican folk art 826
$59.99
Desert Ironwood Carved Buffalo 7 long x 6 tall Mexican folk art 846
Desert Ironwood Carved Buffalo 7 long x 6 tall Mexican folk art 846
$59.99
Desert Ironwood Carved Cross 6 tall x 4 wide Mexican Folk Art
Desert Ironwood Carved Cross 6 tall x 4 wide Mexican Folk Art
$8.99
Desert Ironwood Carving Yaqui Indian Dancer 925 tall Mexican folk art 595
Desert Ironwood Carving Yaqui Indian Dancer 925 tall Mexican folk art 595
$29.99
Folk Classical Jade Stone Handwork Carved Sakyamuni Buddha Statue
Folk Classical Jade Stone Handwork Carved Sakyamuni Buddha Statue
$0.71
Desert Ironwood Carved Turtle and Baby Chiltepin Grinder Mexican folk art 919
Desert Ironwood Carved Turtle and Baby Chiltepin Grinder Mexican folk art 919
$16.99
Wonderful Old Carved  Painted Wood Folk Art Duck Decoy with Plank Body
Wonderful Old Carved Painted Wood Folk Art Duck Decoy with Plank Body
$149.95
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Sitting Santa Contemplating
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Sitting Santa Contemplating
$38.00
WOODEN WOOD Carved Hooded Monk Religious Reading Bible Folk Art Priest STATUE
WOODEN WOOD Carved Hooded Monk Religious Reading Bible Folk Art Priest STATUE
$14.50
Vintage Hand carved wood doll primitive folk art Hand Carved Lady Doll
Vintage Hand carved wood doll primitive folk art Hand Carved Lady Doll
$4.99
Folk Art Wood Barrel Stave Lidded Tankard Stein Hand Carved Signed D Y 1969
Folk Art Wood Barrel Stave Lidded Tankard Stein Hand Carved Signed D Y 1969
$85.00
Pair of James Haddon hand carved wood folk art Easter Rabbits Male + Female
Pair of James Haddon hand carved wood folk art Easter Rabbits Male + Female
$24.50
Folk Art Female Figurine Carved Wooden Doll Primative
Folk Art Female Figurine Carved Wooden Doll Primative
$7.99
Free shipping china folk Tibet hand carving Elegant green gourd snuff bottles
Free shipping china folk Tibet hand carving Elegant green gourd snuff bottles
$12.00
Free shipping china folk Tibet hand carved Fish snuff bottle
Free shipping china folk Tibet hand carved Fish snuff bottle
$7.00
Vtg Handmade Wooden Salt Pepper Shaker Set Old Carved Wood Hand Painted Folk Art
Vtg Handmade Wooden Salt Pepper Shaker Set Old Carved Wood Hand Painted Folk Art
$12.50
Antique hand carved miniature shovel Primitive Folk Art Early
Antique hand carved miniature shovel Primitive Folk Art Early
$19.00
Small Wood Carved Scout Ranger Head Top Folk Art
Small Wood Carved Scout Ranger Head Top Folk Art
$5.00
24 Lot Hand Carved Owl Gourd Peruvian Folk Art
24 Lot Hand Carved Owl Gourd Peruvian Folk Art
$115.00
Vintage Peruvian Folk Art Hand Carved Scrimshaw Gourd on Stand
Vintage Peruvian Folk Art Hand Carved Scrimshaw Gourd on Stand
$5.99
Large 13 Vintage Mexican Hand Painted Folk Art Toleware Carved Batea Platter
Large 13 Vintage Mexican Hand Painted Folk Art Toleware Carved Batea Platter
$32.99
Vtg 50s Carved Wood DOG Folk Art Spaniel Maltese Lhasa Apso Yorkshire Terrier
Vtg 50s Carved Wood DOG Folk Art Spaniel Maltese Lhasa Apso Yorkshire Terrier
$7.99
Vintage Hand Carved One Of A Kind Folk Art Tray Solid Wood Unique Design Haiti
Vintage Hand Carved One Of A Kind Folk Art Tray Solid Wood Unique Design Haiti
$49.99
Antique unique folk art hand carved cork hobo clown 1920s 1930s
Antique unique folk art hand carved cork hobo clown 1920s 1930s
$9.99
Folk Art Hand Carved Eagle or Hawk  Great Wall or Cabin Decor Art 11 x 8
Folk Art Hand Carved Eagle or Hawk Great Wall or Cabin Decor Art 11 x 8
$4.99
Vintage MILENIUM Nazwa Polish Folk Art Beautiful Wooden Hand Carved Plate
Vintage MILENIUM Nazwa Polish Folk Art Beautiful Wooden Hand Carved Plate
$68.95
Vintage Wood Folk Art Chip Carved Mechanical Bird Cigarette Dispenser Tobacciana
Vintage Wood Folk Art Chip Carved Mechanical Bird Cigarette Dispenser Tobacciana
$79.99
Vintage Polish Folk Art Beautiful Wooden Hand Carved Plate Nazwa Art
Vintage Polish Folk Art Beautiful Wooden Hand Carved Plate Nazwa Art
$68.95
9 Vintage Mexican Hand Painted Folk Art Toleware Carved Batea Plate Very Old
9 Vintage Mexican Hand Painted Folk Art Toleware Carved Batea Plate Very Old
$42.95
Vtg Hand Carved Rustic Wood Folk Art 10 Owl Sculpture Statue Figure Creation
Vtg Hand Carved Rustic Wood Folk Art 10 Owl Sculpture Statue Figure Creation
$25.99
Vintage Antique hand carved Folk Art Walking Stick Cane Green Glass Eyes 365
Vintage Antique hand carved Folk Art Walking Stick Cane Green Glass Eyes 365
$159.97
Vintage Original folk Art Woodwork Carved wood Shoe Boot Figure Lot of 2
Vintage Original folk Art Woodwork Carved wood Shoe Boot Figure Lot of 2
$9.99
Very Large Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bird Indonesian Asian Folk Art
Very Large Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bird Indonesian Asian Folk Art
$125.00
African Folk Art Statue Wood Woman Lady Figurine Tribal Hand Carved 13 Tall
African Folk Art Statue Wood Woman Lady Figurine Tribal Hand Carved 13 Tall
$9.99
Vintage Primitive Gorgeous Hand Carved Wall Plaque Sheesham Wood Folk Art
Vintage Primitive Gorgeous Hand Carved Wall Plaque Sheesham Wood Folk Art
$34.99
UNIQUE MINIATURE VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD ANIMAL FIGURINE FOLK ART MEXICO
UNIQUE MINIATURE VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD ANIMAL FIGURINE FOLK ART MEXICO
$6.94
Set of 3 Fish Trout Folk Art Figures K William Kautz Wooden Hand Carved
Set of 3 Fish Trout Folk Art Figures K William Kautz Wooden Hand Carved
$125.00
FOLK ARTLADY TENNIS PLAYER CARVING HAND CARVED SIGNED PWG
FOLK ARTLADY TENNIS PLAYER CARVING HAND CARVED SIGNED PWG
$29.99
Mexican Folk Art Oaxacan Wood Carving Great Cat Jose Olivera
Mexican Folk Art Oaxacan Wood Carving Great Cat Jose Olivera
$29.00
Ballerina Folk Art Solid Wood Carved Teddy Bear Sculpture
Ballerina Folk Art Solid Wood Carved Teddy Bear Sculpture
$425.00
Large Wood Carved Rooster Hand Painted Folk Art Statue Vintage Chicken Cock Rare
Large Wood Carved Rooster Hand Painted Folk Art Statue Vintage Chicken Cock Rare
$75.00
American Folk Art Carved Tagua Nut signed W Robinder w Ft Armstrong Ill 1889
American Folk Art Carved Tagua Nut signed W Robinder w Ft Armstrong Ill 1889
$45.00
1940s Vintage Wood Carved German Folk Art Man Face Smoking Pipe Stands Up 10
1940s Vintage Wood Carved German Folk Art Man Face Smoking Pipe Stands Up 10
$70.39
FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOODEN FISH ON STAND STUNNING UNIQUE APPEARS HAND CARVED
FOLK ART PRIMITIVE WOODEN FISH ON STAND STUNNING UNIQUE APPEARS HAND CARVED
$75.00
Hand Carved Woman Figure Wood Wooden Carving Patriot Warrior Folk Art
Hand Carved Woman Figure Wood Wooden Carving Patriot Warrior Folk Art
$35.00
WOOD HAND CARVED FOLK ART LADLE SPOON Primitive Antique British West Africa
WOOD HAND CARVED FOLK ART LADLE SPOON Primitive Antique British West Africa
$9.00
Antique Carved Wooden Childs Carousel Ride Horse American Folk Art C W Parker
Antique Carved Wooden Childs Carousel Ride Horse American Folk Art C W Parker
$6,850.00
ANTIQUE AFRICAN TRIBAL FOLK ART CARVED WOOD WATER CARRIER BOWL POT
ANTIQUE AFRICAN TRIBAL FOLK ART CARVED WOOD WATER CARRIER BOWL POT
$25.20
Set of 6 Hand Carved and Painted Folk Costume Figures w Case White Willow Korea
Set of 6 Hand Carved and Painted Folk Costume Figures w Case White Willow Korea
$17.99
ANTIQUE SCANDINAVIAN FOLK ART CARVED WOOD STAVED PEG TANKARD c1880
ANTIQUE SCANDINAVIAN FOLK ART CARVED WOOD STAVED PEG TANKARD c1880
$84.03
LOT x 2 Vintage Carved Wooden Figurines European Folk Art Cute Hunter
LOT x 2 Vintage Carved Wooden Figurines European Folk Art Cute Hunter
$3.99
VTG FOLK ART PRIMATIVE JOINTED PEG DOLL WOODEN CARVED SIGNED HAND PAINTED
VTG FOLK ART PRIMATIVE JOINTED PEG DOLL WOODEN CARVED SIGNED HAND PAINTED
$9.99
Wooden Carved Rocking Painterby John J Hart Wild Wood of WVa folk art Tilt Toy
Wooden Carved Rocking Painterby John J Hart Wild Wood of WVa folk art Tilt Toy
$6.99
Hand Carved  Painted Folk Art Gold Finch Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Gold Finch Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
$19.99
Hand Carved  Painted Folk Art Mallard Duck Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Mallard Duck Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
$19.99
Vintage Wood Hand Carved and Painted Plate Zakopane Poland Folk Art 11 3 4
Vintage Wood Hand Carved and Painted Plate Zakopane Poland Folk Art 11 3 4
$22.49
Hand Carved  Painted Folk Art Snow Owl Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Snow Owl Bird Figure Figurine Sculpture
$19.99
Hand Carved  Painted Folk Art Wood Robin Bird Figure Sculpture Figurine
Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Wood Robin Bird Figure Sculpture Figurine
$17.49
STRANGE Hand Carved Cypress Wood Spirit MUSHROOM Carving TheBearGuy Folk Fantasy
STRANGE Hand Carved Cypress Wood Spirit MUSHROOM Carving TheBearGuy Folk Fantasy
$50.00
ANTIQUE SHOREBIRD FOLK ART WOOD CARVED HUNTING HUNTERS DECOY
ANTIQUE SHOREBIRD FOLK ART WOOD CARVED HUNTING HUNTERS DECOY
$24.95
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED BIRD DUCK FOLK ART HAND TURNED PLATE
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED BIRD DUCK FOLK ART HAND TURNED PLATE
$45.00
Hand carved Wood American Folk Art
Hand carved Wood American Folk Art
$0.99
Wood Carved Antique Folk Art Primitive Relief Panel
Wood Carved Antique Folk Art Primitive Relief Panel
$295.00



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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