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Primitave Vintage Large Carved Wooden Bird Folk Art Country Americana Decor
Primitave Vintage Large Carved Wooden Bird Folk Art Country Americana Decor
$48.99
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Carved Wood Slate Perching Owl Wall Plaque Picture
Vintage Primitive Folk Art Carved Wood Slate Perching Owl Wall Plaque Picture
$25.49
Folk Art Hand Carved Snake on tree bark Dont tread on me Vintage
Folk Art Hand Carved Snake on tree bark Dont tread on me Vintage
$20.00
Vintage African Folk Art Carved Wood Bust of a Woman Beautiful
Vintage African Folk Art Carved Wood Bust of a Woman Beautiful
$34.95
SUPERB QUALITY FOLK ART HAND CARVED OLIVE WOOD JUG
SUPERB QUALITY FOLK ART HAND CARVED OLIVE WOOD JUG
$26.57
ANTIQUE CARVED HEAD  HAND FOLK ART WALKING STICK CANE  1890
ANTIQUE CARVED HEAD HAND FOLK ART WALKING STICK CANE 1890
$249.11
WOODEN CARVED HORSE HIDDEN COMPARTMENT SECRET KEY FOLK ART VINTAGE CRAFTED
WOODEN CARVED HORSE HIDDEN COMPARTMENT SECRET KEY FOLK ART VINTAGE CRAFTED
$22.99
FOLK ART WOOD CARVING WALL HANGING OF HAND CARVED MAN WITH BEARD
FOLK ART WOOD CARVING WALL HANGING OF HAND CARVED MAN WITH BEARD
$71.25
Lot of 2 Vintage Mexican Folk Art OAXACAN Wood Carving FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS
Lot of 2 Vintage Mexican Folk Art OAXACAN Wood Carving FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS
$50.00
AFRICAN HAND CARVED GOURD COLLECTIBLE FOLK ART
AFRICAN HAND CARVED GOURD COLLECTIBLE FOLK ART
$42.99
VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD WOODEN FOLK ART SERVING TRAY or WALL DECOR PLAQUE
VINTAGE HAND CARVED WOOD WOODEN FOLK ART SERVING TRAY or WALL DECOR PLAQUE
$6.99
Wood Wooden Hand Carved Deer Figurine Folk Art Animal Carving Free Shipping
Wood Wooden Hand Carved Deer Figurine Folk Art Animal Carving Free Shipping
$16.95
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Country Scene Village
Hand Carved Wood Folk Art Country Scene Village
$49.00
LARGE CARVED WOOD ROOSTER TALL FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD ROOSTER
LARGE CARVED WOOD ROOSTER TALL FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD ROOSTER
$9.99
Vintage Mexican Folk Art DIABLO 666 Hand Carved Wooden Dance Celebration Mask
Vintage Mexican Folk Art DIABLO 666 Hand Carved Wooden Dance Celebration Mask
$149.99
Vintage Mexican Folk Art SNAKE MASK Hand Carved Wooden Dance Celebration Mask
Vintage Mexican Folk Art SNAKE MASK Hand Carved Wooden Dance Celebration Mask
$99.99
Vintage Indian Folk Art SHIVA Hand Carved Wooden Celebration Mask
Vintage Indian Folk Art SHIVA Hand Carved Wooden Celebration Mask
$99.99
Vintage Asian Folk Art Laughing BUDDHA Hand Carved Wooden Celebration Mask
Vintage Asian Folk Art Laughing BUDDHA Hand Carved Wooden Celebration Mask
$99.99
Wood Wooden Hand Carved Eland Figurine Folk Art Animal Carving Deer Spiral Horns
Wood Wooden Hand Carved Eland Figurine Folk Art Animal Carving Deer Spiral Horns
$22.95
17 x 12 hand carved WOODEN crucifix Jesus WOOD Folk look primitive artist CROSS
17 x 12 hand carved WOODEN crucifix Jesus WOOD Folk look primitive artist CROSS
$31.50
FOLK ART WALKING STICK CANE WISCONSIN CARVED CANARY
FOLK ART WALKING STICK CANE WISCONSIN CARVED CANARY
$270.00
VERY OLD 1880s STONE PEAR FOLK ART CARVED STONEOR REAL
VERY OLD 1880s STONE PEAR FOLK ART CARVED STONEOR REAL
$39.00
Hand Carved Hand Painted Folk Art Chicken by Arizona Artist Edith John
Hand Carved Hand Painted Folk Art Chicken by Arizona Artist Edith John
$44.95
Folk Art DECO WOOD Painted Box Black Salmon Green Floral Carved 1930s
Folk Art DECO WOOD Painted Box Black Salmon Green Floral Carved 1930s
$29.00
Large Vintage Primitive Folk Art Hand Carved Wood Disney Pluto Sculpture
Large Vintage Primitive Folk Art Hand Carved Wood Disney Pluto Sculpture
$6.95
ANTIQUE Michelangeli Orvieto Italia Carved Wooden Primitive Folk Art Doll
ANTIQUE Michelangeli Orvieto Italia Carved Wooden Primitive Folk Art Doll
$199.00
Northwest Artisan Guild Carved Wooden Duck Decoy w Head Crest Country Folk Art
Northwest Artisan Guild Carved Wooden Duck Decoy w Head Crest Country Folk Art
$24.99
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Wooden Decorative Black Americana Folk Art Sculpture
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Wooden Decorative Black Americana Folk Art Sculpture
$129.99
Carved Wood Screeching Owl On Pedestal Protecting Its Owlet Folk Art
Carved Wood Screeching Owl On Pedestal Protecting Its Owlet Folk Art
$20.28
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Fish Signed T Head 1985 decoy
Vintage Folk Art Carved Wood Fish Signed T Head 1985 decoy
$110.00
Bellamy Style Folk Art For Log Cabin Wood Carved Eagle Handmade From Artist
Bellamy Style Folk Art For Log Cabin Wood Carved Eagle Handmade From Artist
$1,068.75
Traditional Russian carved painted woodwork Folk Art Album
Traditional Russian carved painted woodwork Folk Art Album
$34.99
LOT OF 3 VINTAGE WOLF CREEK BEAMANIOWA WOOD CARVED FARM FOLK ART WITH BIRD
LOT OF 3 VINTAGE WOLF CREEK BEAMANIOWA WOOD CARVED FARM FOLK ART WITH BIRD
$100.95
OLD SIC Handgemalt Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Lady Cotton Spinning Wheel Figure
OLD SIC Handgemalt Folk Art Wooden Hand Carved Lady Cotton Spinning Wheel Figure
$68.95
Vintage Parasite Wood Carving 8 Primitive Folk Duck Bird Figurine
Vintage Parasite Wood Carving 8 Primitive Folk Duck Bird Figurine
$18.00
Vintage Folk Art Carved Straight Razor Uncle Elza Aug 1941 Bowling Green KY
Vintage Folk Art Carved Straight Razor Uncle Elza Aug 1941 Bowling Green KY
$30.00
DOG Candido Jimenez Ojeda Oaxacan Signed Original Wood Carving Mexican Folk Art
DOG Candido Jimenez Ojeda Oaxacan Signed Original Wood Carving Mexican Folk Art
$99.99
Mid Century Modern Folk Art Carving Polar Bear Pacific Alaska Local Artisan
Mid Century Modern Folk Art Carving Polar Bear Pacific Alaska Local Artisan
$126.00
Hand Carved Wood Boy in Pajamas OOAK Carving Rustic Folk Art Child
Hand Carved Wood Boy in Pajamas OOAK Carving Rustic Folk Art Child
$9.99
Hand Carved Wood Cat Very Lifelike OOAK Beautiful Carving Rustic Folk Art
Hand Carved Wood Cat Very Lifelike OOAK Beautiful Carving Rustic Folk Art
$9.99
Antique Primitive RUSTIC Cork Duck Decoy Folk Carving 12 LONG
Antique Primitive RUSTIC Cork Duck Decoy Folk Carving 12 LONG
$6.99
Native Carved Sea Turtle Soapstone Sculpture signed Belize Caribbean Folk ART
Native Carved Sea Turtle Soapstone Sculpture signed Belize Caribbean Folk ART
$25.00
Gregory Lomayesva Hopi Folk Art Hand Carved Wood  Mixed Media Mask 9 3 8 H
Gregory Lomayesva Hopi Folk Art Hand Carved Wood Mixed Media Mask 9 3 8 H
$375.00
Folk art buddha hand carved wood
Folk art buddha hand carved wood
$2.99
VICTORIAN ANTIQUE DUTCH NETHERLANDS NUN WOOD FOLK ART CARVING CROSS CDV PHOTO
VICTORIAN ANTIQUE DUTCH NETHERLANDS NUN WOOD FOLK ART CARVING CROSS CDV PHOTO
$99.99
Folk Art Sculpture Balinese Lady of Gratitude Hand Carved Painted Wood Mirrors
Folk Art Sculpture Balinese Lady of Gratitude Hand Carved Painted Wood Mirrors
$44.95
Vintage TRAMPART Wood Carved RAM Detailed HORN Design Bookends Folk Art
Vintage TRAMPART Wood Carved RAM Detailed HORN Design Bookends Folk Art
$112.00
Hand Carved Folk Art Wooden Antelope Decor Art
Hand Carved Folk Art Wooden Antelope Decor Art
$11.00
Primitive Mexican Folk Sculpture Vintage Hand Painted Armadillo Wood Carving
Primitive Mexican Folk Sculpture Vintage Hand Painted Armadillo Wood Carving
$25.00
Carved Wooden Ukrainian Smoking Pipe Painted Petrikovka Ukraine Folk Art
Carved Wooden Ukrainian Smoking Pipe Painted Petrikovka Ukraine Folk Art
$13.95
Octopus Caught Turtle Carving Maori Octopus Folk Art RARE Collectable
Octopus Caught Turtle Carving Maori Octopus Folk Art RARE Collectable
$75.00
Old tribe wood carving statue sculpture African folk art unusual
Old tribe wood carving statue sculpture African folk art unusual
$35.00
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED WOODEN CAT FIGURE FOLK ART FIGURINE APPLIED BRASS DECORATION
ANTIQUE HAND CARVED WOODEN CAT FIGURE FOLK ART FIGURINE APPLIED BRASS DECORATION
$74.99
carved folk art horse
carved folk art horse
$15.00
EXOTIC NAKED WOMAN 13 1 2 LADY BAR NUT CRACKER VINTAGE CARVED WOOD FOLK ART
EXOTIC NAKED WOMAN 13 1 2 LADY BAR NUT CRACKER VINTAGE CARVED WOOD FOLK ART
$19.99
Wood Carving Folk Art 22c Stamps FDC Handpainted CollinsS1102 Sc2241 42
Wood Carving Folk Art 22c Stamps FDC Handpainted CollinsS1102 Sc2241 42
$11.95
Mexican Folk Art Bowl Hand Carved Painted Rustic Deep Primitive Colorful Floral
Mexican Folk Art Bowl Hand Carved Painted Rustic Deep Primitive Colorful Floral
$39.95
NICE Antique Hand Carved Painted Woman Figure with Basket Italy Wooden Folk Art
NICE Antique Hand Carved Painted Woman Figure with Basket Italy Wooden Folk Art
$44.99
A Folk Art Hand Carved 36 wooden Ax
A Folk Art Hand Carved 36 wooden Ax
$0.99
Wood Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Europe 7 Figure
Wood Hand Carved Painted Folk Art Europe 7 Figure
$29.69
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Longevity Beast amulet luck Pendant GM010
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Longevity Beast amulet luck Pendant GM010
$0.99
AWESOME Navajo Carved Wood Folk Art by Marvin Jim NEW WITH TAG
AWESOME Navajo Carved Wood Folk Art by Marvin Jim NEW WITH TAG
$19.99
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Haapy Buddha Pendant GM0121
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Haapy Buddha Pendant GM0121
$0.99
SCARED CAT HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMP HALLOWEEN VINTAGE FOLK ART
SCARED CAT HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMP HALLOWEEN VINTAGE FOLK ART
$8.95
Jamaican Smoking Rastafarian Wood Carving Folk Art 16x6 Man Cave Decoration
Jamaican Smoking Rastafarian Wood Carving Folk Art 16x6 Man Cave Decoration
$25.00
WITCH ON BROOM W BLACK CAT HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMP HALLOWEEN VINTAGE FOLK ART
WITCH ON BROOM W BLACK CAT HAND CARVED RUBBER STAMP HALLOWEEN VINTAGE FOLK ART
$11.50
King Gorgeous Carved Wooden Cane Walking Stick Folk Art
King Gorgeous Carved Wooden Cane Walking Stick Folk Art
$35.50
Chinese Folk Feng Shui Stone Jade Carving FLOWER amulet luck Pendant GM0125
Chinese Folk Feng Shui Stone Jade Carving FLOWER amulet luck Pendant GM0125
$0.99
African Wooden Hand Carved Prorofiles Folk Art Pair Wall Hanging Decor
African Wooden Hand Carved Prorofiles Folk Art Pair Wall Hanging Decor
$7.99
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Dragon phoenix Beast amulet Luck Pendant GM0126
Chinese folk stone Jade Carving Dragon phoenix Beast amulet Luck Pendant GM0126
$0.99
ANTIQUE VTG FOLK ART CARVED TEAK WOOD BREAD CUTTING BOARD
ANTIQUE VTG FOLK ART CARVED TEAK WOOD BREAD CUTTING BOARD
$29.99
primitive folk art large wood carved owl vintage 15
primitive folk art large wood carved owl vintage 15
$44.44
Chinese Folk Stone Jade Carving Five Bat luck Pendant GM0131
Chinese Folk Stone Jade Carving Five Bat luck Pendant GM0131
$0.99
US2240 43 Full Mint NH Sheet 1986 WOOD CARVING FOLK ART 5022 FV1100
US2240 43 Full Mint NH Sheet 1986 WOOD CARVING FOLK ART 5022 FV1100
$11.25
Country French Folk Art Carved Wood Female Statue
Country French Folk Art Carved Wood Female Statue
$48.99
Vintage American Folk Art Wood Hand Carving LOTR Swan Boat Statue Bowl 163
Vintage American Folk Art Wood Hand Carving LOTR Swan Boat Statue Bowl 163
$24.99
VTG GERMAN SPRINGERLE CARVED WOOD COOKIE MOLD ROLLING PIN FOLK ART METAL HOLDER
VTG GERMAN SPRINGERLE CARVED WOOD COOKIE MOLD ROLLING PIN FOLK ART METAL HOLDER
$39.99
FOLK ART JEWEL DESIGN Carved Wood WALKING STICK CANE 1958 CIRCUS
FOLK ART JEWEL DESIGN Carved Wood WALKING STICK CANE 1958 CIRCUS
$39.99
Hand carved Wood Folk Art Huge African Lady Wall Handing
Hand carved Wood Folk Art Huge African Lady Wall Handing
$19.99
Large 12 Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Tin Milagro Ex Voto Religious Cross Red
Large 12 Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Tin Milagro Ex Voto Religious Cross Red
$79.00
VINTAGE ROOSTER FOLK ART LARGE CARVED WOODEN ROOSTER CHICKEN PRIMITIVE
VINTAGE ROOSTER FOLK ART LARGE CARVED WOODEN ROOSTER CHICKEN PRIMITIVE
$64.99
Vintage Set 2 Haiti Hand Crafted Lathe Turned Carved Folk Art Wood Flower Vase
Vintage Set 2 Haiti Hand Crafted Lathe Turned Carved Folk Art Wood Flower Vase
$31.99
Chinese folk collection red wood carving dragon jade big screen
Chinese folk collection red wood carving dragon jade big screen
$9,800.00
VINTAGE QUEBEC FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD BON HOMME MAN FIGURE SIGNED CARON
VINTAGE QUEBEC FOLK ART HAND CARVED WOOD BON HOMME MAN FIGURE SIGNED CARON
$25.00
20 EAGLE Fighting VIPER Snake Carving Statue Western Rustic American Folk Art
20 EAGLE Fighting VIPER Snake Carving Statue Western Rustic American Folk Art
$75.00
Africa wood figurine 2 Miniture Wood figurine Wood folk art Small Carved Wood
Africa wood figurine 2 Miniture Wood figurine Wood folk art Small Carved Wood
$5.00
AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Hand Carved WOOD DUTCH CLOG SHOES Rustic Folk Art Home Decor
AUTHENTIC ANTIQUE Hand Carved WOOD DUTCH CLOG SHOES Rustic Folk Art Home Decor
$34.95
VINTAGE NEW ENGLAND FARM FOLK ART CHICKEN EGG SHACK FRESH EGGS CARVE WOOD SIGN
VINTAGE NEW ENGLAND FARM FOLK ART CHICKEN EGG SHACK FRESH EGGS CARVE WOOD SIGN
$21.99
Arrowhead Monument OLD FORT North Carolina Carved Folk Art Wood Wall Plaque
Arrowhead Monument OLD FORT North Carolina Carved Folk Art Wood Wall Plaque
$19.99
Hand Carved Fordham Trout Original Folk Art Fish Carving Lark Sedona
Hand Carved Fordham Trout Original Folk Art Fish Carving Lark Sedona
$148.00
Artist Signed Hand Carved painted Folk Art Vintage fighter Airplane JP Mace II
Artist Signed Hand Carved painted Folk Art Vintage fighter Airplane JP Mace II
$99.99
XLarge 19 Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Tin Milagro Ex Voto Religious Wall Cross
XLarge 19 Mexican Folk Art Carved Wood Tin Milagro Ex Voto Religious Wall Cross
$89.00
Primitive Country Folk Art Carved Resin GOOSE Duck Swan 1969 PROGRESSIVE DUCKS
Primitive Country Folk Art Carved Resin GOOSE Duck Swan 1969 PROGRESSIVE DUCKS
$9.99
Folk Art Carved Brown Spotted Cat with Very Long Tail
Folk Art Carved Brown Spotted Cat with Very Long Tail
$14.95
AMAZING INTRICATELY HAND CARVED WOODEN FOLK ART UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATUE SIGNED
AMAZING INTRICATELY HAND CARVED WOODEN FOLK ART UNIQUE ANTIQUE STATUE SIGNED
$2,999.99
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bottle Opener Folk Art Character Figure Bottle Opener
Vintage Hand Carved Wood Bottle Opener Folk Art Character Figure Bottle Opener
$18.95
Primitive Folk Art Man With Horn Carving A Very Unique Piece
Primitive Folk Art Man With Horn Carving A Very Unique Piece
$19.00
Large Fish Decoy Wood Carving Folk art Fishing hunting     1408 2
Large Fish Decoy Wood Carving Folk art Fishing hunting 1408 2
$49.99
Hand Carved Walking stick Cane by Bob Foster folk artist Bass Fish
Hand Carved Walking stick Cane by Bob Foster folk artist Bass Fish
$89.50



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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