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LARGE Early primitive ANTIQUE wooden SPOON hand carved folk art wood Bulgarian
LARGE Early primitive ANTIQUE wooden SPOON hand carved folk art wood Bulgarian
$20.00
Hand Carved Folk Art 165 Inch Two Face Animal Pipe
Hand Carved Folk Art 165 Inch Two Face Animal Pipe
$125.00
Hand carved Native drummer standing Folk Art VINTAGE
Hand carved Native drummer standing Folk Art VINTAGE
$34.99
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Figurine Amber Glass Eye
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Figurine Amber Glass Eye
$80.00
10 China Folk Wealth God Mammon Carve Dragon Seated Bronze Statue
10 China Folk Wealth God Mammon Carve Dragon Seated Bronze Statue
$69.99
Japanese Hokkaido Ainu folk art handmade wood carving bear wooden ornament Japan
Japanese Hokkaido Ainu folk art handmade wood carving bear wooden ornament Japan
$300.00
Intricate BIRD Carving Sculpture Tagua Nut Handmade South American Folk Art
Intricate BIRD Carving Sculpture Tagua Nut Handmade South American Folk Art
$30.00
Old Vintage Wooden Hand Carved Painted Duck Pull Toy Folk Art Glass Eyes
Old Vintage Wooden Hand Carved Painted Duck Pull Toy Folk Art Glass Eyes
$10.00
RED ARMY SOLDIER ANTIQUE WW II HAND CARVED ONE PIECE OF WOOD FOLK TRENCH ART
RED ARMY SOLDIER ANTIQUE WW II HAND CARVED ONE PIECE OF WOOD FOLK TRENCH ART
$169.99
Primitive Folk Art Hand Carved Black Cook Sculpture 17 Before 1950s
Primitive Folk Art Hand Carved Black Cook Sculpture 17 Before 1950s
$65.00
Antique Ax Broad Axe Rustic adirondack Camp FOLK ART Tool CARVED RAMS HEAD
Antique Ax Broad Axe Rustic adirondack Camp FOLK ART Tool CARVED RAMS HEAD
$595.00
Hand Carved Folk Art Two Face Animal Pipe
Hand Carved Folk Art Two Face Animal Pipe
$125.00
Wooden Hand Carved Hand Painted Plate  Vase Polish Folk Art 1977
Wooden Hand Carved Hand Painted Plate Vase Polish Folk Art 1977
$21.99
9 Chinese Silver Folk Carved Animals FengShui Wealth Fly Dragon Horse Statue
9 Chinese Silver Folk Carved Animals FengShui Wealth Fly Dragon Horse Statue
$180.00
Antique American Folk Art Figural Carved African American Black Man Match Holder
Antique American Folk Art Figural Carved African American Black Man Match Holder
$99.00
VTG Bali Art Hand Carved WOOD DUCK Figurine Statue Sculpture Balinese Folk
VTG Bali Art Hand Carved WOOD DUCK Figurine Statue Sculpture Balinese Folk
$85.00
VTG Folk Art European Wall Wood Plate Carved Polish Hungarian Talerz
VTG Folk Art European Wall Wood Plate Carved Polish Hungarian Talerz
$45.00
Vintage Spanish Italian Saint Francis Statue Carved Wood Santo 4ft tall Folk Art
Vintage Spanish Italian Saint Francis Statue Carved Wood Santo 4ft tall Folk Art
$499.00
Vintage Native American Folk Art Sculpture Wood Carving Reclining Nude Male Man
Vintage Native American Folk Art Sculpture Wood Carving Reclining Nude Male Man
$199.00
Chinese folk masters carving Lotus Pisces  0002
Chinese folk masters carving Lotus Pisces 0002
$4.50
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DEER FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DEER FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$6.25
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING WOLF FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING WOLF FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$35.00
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DEER FIGURE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DEER FIGURE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DRAGOON ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING DRAGOON ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$29.90
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING REINDEER ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING REINDEER ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING ARMADILLO FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING ARMADILLO FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$6.25
OAXACA WOOD CARVING ALEBRIJE COYOTE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACA WOOD CARVING ALEBRIJE COYOTE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACA WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACA WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACA WOOD CARVING COYOTE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT CARVING ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT CARVING ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$6.25
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING HARE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING HARE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$6.25
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING ARMADILLO ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING ARMADILLO ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$6.25
OAXACA WOOD CARVING ALEBRIJE COYOTE FIGURE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACA WOOD CARVING ALEBRIJE COYOTE FIGURE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
MEXICAN FOLK ART OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT MINI ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT MINI ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$6.25
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT FIGURE ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$6.25
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING RAM ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART MEXICAN HANDCRAFT
$7.95
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
OAXACAN WOOD CARVING CAT ALEBRIJE MEXICAN FOLK ART
$7.95
DECOY ART WoodBrd MAKING DUCK CARVING HUNTING tool FOLK RIG PAINT PLANS pattern
DECOY ART WoodBrd MAKING DUCK CARVING HUNTING tool FOLK RIG PAINT PLANS pattern
$42.99
11 Mexican Folk Art IRONWOOD PELICAN CARVING Hand Carved Vintage Iron wood
11 Mexican Folk Art IRONWOOD PELICAN CARVING Hand Carved Vintage Iron wood
$20.00
ANTIQUE WOOD  BONE FOLK ART HAND CARVED INLAY INLAID MARQUETRY GALLERY TRAY
ANTIQUE WOOD BONE FOLK ART HAND CARVED INLAY INLAID MARQUETRY GALLERY TRAY
$250.00
antique folk art carving wooden plank spiritual figure hand made woman primitive
antique folk art carving wooden plank spiritual figure hand made woman primitive
$200.00
Eagle on Branch Hand Carved Hard Wood Detailed Original Folk Art Ironwood
Eagle on Branch Hand Carved Hard Wood Detailed Original Folk Art Ironwood
$14.49
Hand Carved Wood Cat Very Lifelike OOAK Beautiful Carving Rustic Folk Art
Hand Carved Wood Cat Very Lifelike OOAK Beautiful Carving Rustic Folk Art
$19.99
Hand Carved Wood Boy in Pajamas OOAK Carving Rustic Folk Art Child
Hand Carved Wood Boy in Pajamas OOAK Carving Rustic Folk Art Child
$19.99
ROMER Vintage Italian CARVED FOLK ART WOODEN figure HEART SURGEON Italy 125 T
ROMER Vintage Italian CARVED FOLK ART WOODEN figure HEART SURGEON Italy 125 T
$125.00
COLLECTIBLE CARVED  PAINTED FOLK ART HORSE
COLLECTIBLE CARVED PAINTED FOLK ART HORSE
$5.99
COLLECTIBLE CARVED  PAINTED FOLK ART HORSE GREAT PIECE OF AMERICANA TYPE ART
COLLECTIBLE CARVED PAINTED FOLK ART HORSE GREAT PIECE OF AMERICANA TYPE ART
$12.99
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED  PAINTED WOOD DUCK DECOY FOLK ART HUNTING FIGURAL BIRD
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED PAINTED WOOD DUCK DECOY FOLK ART HUNTING FIGURAL BIRD
$59.99
EARLY 1900S HAND CARVED WOOD DUCK DECOY FOLK ART HUNTING HOME DECOR BIRD
EARLY 1900S HAND CARVED WOOD DUCK DECOY FOLK ART HUNTING HOME DECOR BIRD
$59.99
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED CAT FOLK ART FIGURAL ANIMAL KITTEN SIGNED DOC 1990S
HAND CARVED AND PAINTED CAT FOLK ART FIGURAL ANIMAL KITTEN SIGNED DOC 1990S
$44.99
Possible German Folk Art 1940s Wood Hand Carved Pipe 14 inches long xwms002
Possible German Folk Art 1940s Wood Hand Carved Pipe 14 inches long xwms002
$79.00
Cute Whimsical Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Painted Sun Moon  Stars Hinged Box
Cute Whimsical Folk Art Hand Carved Wooden Painted Sun Moon Stars Hinged Box
$30.00
Vintage Wood Duck Decoy Glass Eyes Folk Art Red Head Hand Painted Carved
Vintage Wood Duck Decoy Glass Eyes Folk Art Red Head Hand Painted Carved
$49.99
China Chinese Folk custom fengshui jade Carving goblet wineglass cup statue
China Chinese Folk custom fengshui jade Carving goblet wineglass cup statue
$19.99
Vintage Carved Folk Art Primitive Wooden HORSE On Wheels to pull or push 9 3 4H
Vintage Carved Folk Art Primitive Wooden HORSE On Wheels to pull or push 9 3 4H
$12.50
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



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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