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Vintage Hand Painted Carved Wooden DEVIL Mask With Horns 13 Folk Art Halloween
Vintage Hand Painted Carved Wooden DEVIL Mask With Horns 13 Folk Art Halloween
$25.00
1980s Vintage PAIR Carved Wood Discs Rustic Folk Art Deer
1980s Vintage PAIR Carved Wood Discs Rustic Folk Art Deer
$34.95
Vintage Carved Wood Tiger Head Mexican Folk Art Animal with Large Teeth Decor
Vintage Carved Wood Tiger Head Mexican Folk Art Animal with Large Teeth Decor
$39.99
Peru Inca Musicians  Dancers Carved Gourd Wall Hanging Peruvian Folk Art
Peru Inca Musicians Dancers Carved Gourd Wall Hanging Peruvian Folk Art
$14.99
Armadillo Mexican Folk Art Oaxaca Wood Carving Signed by Artist
Armadillo Mexican Folk Art Oaxaca Wood Carving Signed by Artist
$19.99
Quality Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Fish Figure Statue Display
Quality Vintage Folk Art Hand Carved Fish Figure Statue Display
$49.00
ANTIQUE FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOODEN VASE
ANTIQUE FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOODEN VASE
$19.99
VTG Folk Art Carved Shell Fish Shaped Bowl Catchall Trinket Dish Display
VTG Folk Art Carved Shell Fish Shaped Bowl Catchall Trinket Dish Display
$12.00
US SC  2240 43Folk Art Wood Carved Figurines Set of 4 MNH VF
US SC 2240 43Folk Art Wood Carved Figurines Set of 4 MNH VF
$1.75
VINTAGE FOLK ART TOTEM STICK HAND CARVED TOTEM
VINTAGE FOLK ART TOTEM STICK HAND CARVED TOTEM
$77.01
Carved Duck Ironwood Carving folk artWing carving is kind of primitive
Carved Duck Ironwood Carving folk artWing carving is kind of primitive
$19.99
Carved Grouse Bird Ironwood Carving folk artWing carving is kind of primitive
Carved Grouse Bird Ironwood Carving folk artWing carving is kind of primitive
$15.99
Intricately carved Duck Ironwood Carving folk art
Intricately carved Duck Ironwood Carving folk art
$19.99
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Face  Authentic Fur  Inuit  Eskimo Doll Folk Art NR
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Face Authentic Fur Inuit Eskimo Doll Folk Art NR
$19.99
Large Wood Carved Folk Art Piece by Randy Tate
Large Wood Carved Folk Art Piece by Randy Tate
$100.00
Vintage HAND CARVED Deer Antler Doe  Buck BELT BUCKLE Interesting FOLK ART
Vintage HAND CARVED Deer Antler Doe Buck BELT BUCKLE Interesting FOLK ART
$39.99
HAND CARVED WOOD PAINTED SHORE BIRD DECOY FOLK ART PRIMITIVE SCULPTURE FIGURE
HAND CARVED WOOD PAINTED SHORE BIRD DECOY FOLK ART PRIMITIVE SCULPTURE FIGURE
$133.00
VINTAGE ETHNIC CARVED CRACKLE WOOD TAPER CANDLE HOLDER BLACK AMERICANA FOLK ART
VINTAGE ETHNIC CARVED CRACKLE WOOD TAPER CANDLE HOLDER BLACK AMERICANA FOLK ART
$10.50
VINTAGE TONALA JAL JALISCO MEXICO VICENTE SILVA SIGNED CARVED FOLK ART POTTERY
VINTAGE TONALA JAL JALISCO MEXICO VICENTE SILVA SIGNED CARVED FOLK ART POTTERY
$9.99
Chinese Folk Art Carved Rock Jade Bonsai Flower Arrangement Footed Base
Chinese Folk Art Carved Rock Jade Bonsai Flower Arrangement Footed Base
$42.50
Primitive WOOD Wooden Carved Pig Hog Dish Bowl Folk Art Farm Animal Ham Bacon
Primitive WOOD Wooden Carved Pig Hog Dish Bowl Folk Art Farm Animal Ham Bacon
$9.99
1970s vintage American handmade folk art carved wood breakfast tray
1970s vintage American handmade folk art carved wood breakfast tray
$16.99
 6 1 2  OLD hand carved wooden male figure beggar wood folk art signed
6 1 2 OLD hand carved wooden male figure beggar wood folk art signed
$61.00
Vintage folk art mammy aunt jemima  uncle mose wood carved dolls
Vintage folk art mammy aunt jemima uncle mose wood carved dolls
$20.00
Thai Vintage Style Ganesh Carve Cowhide Shadow Play Art Folk Perfect for Frame
Thai Vintage Style Ganesh Carve Cowhide Shadow Play Art Folk Perfect for Frame
$69.90
hand carved religious folk art
hand carved religious folk art
$25.00
Mid Century Figural Folk Art Carved Wood Wine Liquor Bottle Holder Cask Case
Mid Century Figural Folk Art Carved Wood Wine Liquor Bottle Holder Cask Case
$99.99
set of 2 Carved look SNOWMAN TREE ORNAMENTS FOLK ART BOWL FILLER  2
set of 2 Carved look SNOWMAN TREE ORNAMENTS FOLK ART BOWL FILLER 2
$6.99
estatesale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED fish decoy trout SALAD USTENSIL
estatesale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED fish decoy trout SALAD USTENSIL
$285.00
Handmade Folk Art Wooden Cat or Kitten Figurine Hand Painted
Handmade Folk Art Wooden Cat or Kitten Figurine Hand Painted
$29.95
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 Wood Well Carved Folk Art Dog Napkin Ring Anri Black Forest
Vintage Wood Well Carved Folk Art Dog Napkin Ring Anri Black Forest
$16.02
estate sale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED lrg 18 inches FISH DECOY trout
estate sale PRIMITIVE FOLK ART WOOD CARVED lrg 18 inches FISH DECOY trout
$575.00
Hand Carved primitive Folk Art Wood Puppy Dog Piggy Bank Statue Sculpture
Hand Carved primitive Folk Art Wood Puppy Dog Piggy Bank Statue Sculpture
$10.50
FOLK ART DOMINICAL REPUBLIC CARVED WOOD SCULPTURE FIGURINE WOMAN CARRIES LOTUS
FOLK ART DOMINICAL REPUBLIC CARVED WOOD SCULPTURE FIGURINE WOMAN CARRIES LOTUS
$18.00
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Yellow Wood Bunny Rabbit Hand Carved Shelf Sitter
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Yellow Wood Bunny Rabbit Hand Carved Shelf Sitter
$26.95
Folk Art Book Painting Carving Weathervane
Folk Art Book Painting Carving Weathervane
$35.00
10Chinese Folk Refined Red Bronze Carved Evil Foo Dog Lion Head Door knocker
10Chinese Folk Refined Red Bronze Carved Evil Foo Dog Lion Head Door knocker
$184.00
Lg Vintage Wood Hand Carving Wall Sculpture Tiki Folk Art Hanging Signed Wooden
Lg Vintage Wood Hand Carving Wall Sculpture Tiki Folk Art Hanging Signed Wooden
$150.00
MIDCENTURY HAWAIIAN TIKI ALOHA SURF NUTCRACKER 40s 50s Folk Art Carved Wood
MIDCENTURY HAWAIIAN TIKI ALOHA SURF NUTCRACKER 40s 50s Folk Art Carved Wood
$62.99
Vintage Wood Hand Carved and Painted Plate Folk Art 14 3 4 post 1940
Vintage Wood Hand Carved and Painted Plate Folk Art 14 3 4 post 1940
$48.00
Southern African hand carved folk art young maiden Wood Statue 19 1 2 Tall
Southern African hand carved folk art young maiden Wood Statue 19 1 2 Tall
$54.00
folk art hand carving Horse  Wagon  Figure Original Hand carved
folk art hand carving Horse Wagon Figure Original Hand carved
$125.00
Unique Vintage Folk Art Pyrography Art Wood Carving Liquor Wine Decanter 6 Cups
Unique Vintage Folk Art Pyrography Art Wood Carving Liquor Wine Decanter 6 Cups
$79.98
Vintage Primitive Folk Art WOOD CAT Carved Wooden 8
Vintage Primitive Folk Art WOOD CAT Carved Wooden 8
$19.50
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED FIGURAL HAT FORM BLOCK TREEN HEAD EYE
ANTIQUE VICTORIAN AMERICAN FOLK ART CARVED FIGURAL HAT FORM BLOCK TREEN HEAD EYE
$799.99
VINTAGE Kenya Africa Carved Soapstone Elephant Bowl Dish Folk Art safari
VINTAGE Kenya Africa Carved Soapstone Elephant Bowl Dish Folk Art safari
$20.00
Wonderful Vintage Folk Art Wooden Rustic Treasure Chest Trinket Carved Box
Wonderful Vintage Folk Art Wooden Rustic Treasure Chest Trinket Carved Box
$4.50
Vintage ALLIGATOR CROCODILE Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Letter Opener
Vintage ALLIGATOR CROCODILE Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Letter Opener
$18.00
 Wooden hand carved round box folk art VTG small little wood
Wooden hand carved round box folk art VTG small little wood
$19.00
JIM LEWIS CARVED 15 BEAVER RARE OUTSIDER FOLK ART
JIM LEWIS CARVED 15 BEAVER RARE OUTSIDER FOLK ART
$49.00
JIM LEWIS CARVED 12 BLUE FISH RARE OUTSIDER FOLK ART
JIM LEWIS CARVED 12 BLUE FISH RARE OUTSIDER FOLK ART
$49.00
EARLY WOODEN HAND CARVED CAMP MADE FOLK ART FISH ON BASE
EARLY WOODEN HAND CARVED CAMP MADE FOLK ART FISH ON BASE
$79.00
HAND CARVED Wood SCULPTURES Man Woman FIGURES signed by PAUL Folk OUTSIDER Art
HAND CARVED Wood SCULPTURES Man Woman FIGURES signed by PAUL Folk OUTSIDER Art
$14.99
VINTAGE FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD JEWELRY BOX
VINTAGE FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD JEWELRY BOX
$14.50
Antique Primitive Hand Carved Folk Art Olive Wood Large Nativity Set Israel
Antique Primitive Hand Carved Folk Art Olive Wood Large Nativity Set Israel
$39.99
Vintage OLD Carved Wood Wooden ELEPHANT Pin brooch enamel folk art Unique
Vintage OLD Carved Wood Wooden ELEPHANT Pin brooch enamel folk art Unique
$3.49
Antique Folk Tramp Art Chip Carved Wood Angled Geometric Box with drawer
Antique Folk Tramp Art Chip Carved Wood Angled Geometric Box with drawer
$75.00
Folk Art Hand Carved Burl Wood Bowl Basket Amazing Gorgeous Lg 16 x 19 Split
Folk Art Hand Carved Burl Wood Bowl Basket Amazing Gorgeous Lg 16 x 19 Split
$199.99
Folk Art Carving from Quebec  Canada artist MKansanoja 1940s
Folk Art Carving from Quebec Canada artist MKansanoja 1940s
$15.00
Vintage Honduras Hand Crafted Mayan Carving Folk Art Library Parlor Bookends
Vintage Honduras Hand Crafted Mayan Carving Folk Art Library Parlor Bookends
$28.99
 OLD Carved Wood Butter Mold Cookie Press Old Kitchen Tool Folk wall ART1
OLD Carved Wood Butter Mold Cookie Press Old Kitchen Tool Folk wall ART1
$55.00
VINTAGE WOODEN CARVING FIGURINE FOLK ART BOY PLAYING PIPES
VINTAGE WOODEN CARVING FIGURINE FOLK ART BOY PLAYING PIPES
$9.95
Vintage European Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Plate Dish 7 Signed illegible
Vintage European Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Plate Dish 7 Signed illegible
$5.00
 9+ OLD Wooden carved barrel cask + stand VTG wood country decor folk art
9+ OLD Wooden carved barrel cask + stand VTG wood country decor folk art
$49.00
Vintage Moonshiners Hand Carved Wood  Signed WBSteele Folk Art Figurine
Vintage Moonshiners Hand Carved Wood Signed WBSteele Folk Art Figurine
$192.50
Primitive Antique Carved Wood Mold Americana Folk Art Hummingbird Fish + AAFA
Primitive Antique Carved Wood Mold Americana Folk Art Hummingbird Fish + AAFA
$24.99
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
Carved transylvanian whistle folk flute in G six hole flute
Carved transylvanian whistle folk flute in G six hole flute
$59.00
Antique early Bear Hand Carved Solid Wood Large 25 tall Folk Art Pennsylvaina
Antique early Bear Hand Carved Solid Wood Large 25 tall Folk Art Pennsylvaina
$1,695.00
f208 Folk Art Letter Holder Carved Face Made From Old Buick Sign
f208 Folk Art Letter Holder Carved Face Made From Old Buick Sign
$16.00
BOOK 50+ pictures Hungarian Folk Art Carvings 1961 FARAGAS carving ethnic
BOOK 50+ pictures Hungarian Folk Art Carvings 1961 FARAGAS carving ethnic
$8.99
Hand Carved Fordham LARGE Shark Original Folk Art Carving Surfboard Lark Sedona
Hand Carved Fordham LARGE Shark Original Folk Art Carving Surfboard Lark Sedona
$575.00
Adams Original Alligator Folk Art Carving Lark Sedona
Adams Original Alligator Folk Art Carving Lark Sedona
$85.00
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
Antique Primitive Folk Art Wood Frame Wall Mirror with Carved Plant Cutout 15x30
Antique Primitive Folk Art Wood Frame Wall Mirror with Carved Plant Cutout 15x30
$59.99
Pair of Vintage Carved Solid Wood Zebras Africa Folk Art
Pair of Vintage Carved Solid Wood Zebras Africa Folk Art
$9.95
Pair 2 Original Hand Wood Carving Vintage Decor FRITZ Folk Art Male Female Drum
Pair 2 Original Hand Wood Carving Vintage Decor FRITZ Folk Art Male Female Drum
$60.00
Chinese folk Jade Stone Carving Maitreya happy Buddha Amulet Pendant Q1002
Chinese folk Jade Stone Carving Maitreya happy Buddha Amulet Pendant Q1002
$0.99
China folk black stone Jade Carving lucky Flower Longevity luck Pendant Q1003
China folk black stone Jade Carving lucky Flower Longevity luck Pendant Q1003
$0.99
Folk stone Jade Carving lucky Longevity luck Pendant G1005
Folk stone Jade Carving lucky Longevity luck Pendant G1005
$0.99
figures wood carved folk fertitily  sculptures tokens statue 5 happy charms
figures wood carved folk fertitily sculptures tokens statue 5 happy charms
$59.99
China folk stone Jade Carving Monkey Ride Horse luck Pendant Q1006
China folk stone Jade Carving Monkey Ride Horse luck Pendant Q1006
$0.99
China folk luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity two beast Pendant Q1009
China folk luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity two beast Pendant Q1009
$0.99
Folk stone Jade Carving lucky Flower Longevity luck Amulet Pendant Q1011
Folk stone Jade Carving lucky Flower Longevity luck Amulet Pendant Q1011
$0.99
Vtg Hand Carved Folk Art Mechanical Kissing Figural Wood Bottle Stopper
Vtg Hand Carved Folk Art Mechanical Kissing Figural Wood Bottle Stopper
$31.85
Folk Green Jade Stone Carving Guan Yin Kwan yin Boddhisattva Pendant Q1012
Folk Green Jade Stone Carving Guan Yin Kwan yin Boddhisattva Pendant Q1012
$0.99
China folk luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity tCrane Tortoise Amulet Pendant Q101
China folk luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity tCrane Tortoise Amulet Pendant Q101
$0.99
Folk Art Hand Carved Wood Angel Christmas Ornament Heirloom color request
Folk Art Hand Carved Wood Angel Christmas Ornament Heirloom color request
$15.00
Large African Carved Soapstone Safari Bowl Dish Kenya Folk Art Rhino Elephant
Large African Carved Soapstone Safari Bowl Dish Kenya Folk Art Rhino Elephant
$19.99
Large African Carved Soapstone Safari Bowl Dish Kenya Folk Art Giraffe Elephant
Large African Carved Soapstone Safari Bowl Dish Kenya Folk Art Giraffe Elephant
$23.99
Folk Feng Shui Luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity Butterfly Pendant Q1019
Folk Feng Shui Luck Stone Jade Carving Longevity Butterfly Pendant Q1019
$0.99
Antique FOLK ART CARVED PINEAPPLE LETTER OPENER 725 Long
Antique FOLK ART CARVED PINEAPPLE LETTER OPENER 725 Long
$9.00
Nice Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Cane Walking Stick
Nice Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Cane Walking Stick
$49.99
20Tibet Folk Pure Bronze cloisonne Sakyamuni Carve Buddha incense burner Cense
20Tibet Folk Pure Bronze cloisonne Sakyamuni Carve Buddha incense burner Cense
$1,699.00
Tibet Folk Collect Bronze carved The boy raised his drum incense burner
Tibet Folk Collect Bronze carved The boy raised his drum incense burner
$250.00
Chinese Folk Classical bronze carved foo dog Lion Deer incense burner Censer
Chinese Folk Classical bronze carved foo dog Lion Deer incense burner Censer
$199.00
Tibet Folk Classical bronze carved Huge Dragon kylin beast incense burner
Tibet Folk Classical bronze carved Huge Dragon kylin beast incense burner
$350.00



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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