Folk art – culture history and symbolic value
Folk art is within culture history a term for the rustic style, which flourished in the Swedish farmer society in the end of 15th century. The folk art style gained approval in the time when gourd painters were spread throughout Dalarna, Hälsingland and to nearby provinces. The Swedes were also skillful crafts and handiwork, which meant that the objects were made on the own farm or at by a local craftsmen. Folk art is symbolized by a solid artisanship and many of the objects were produced in wood, which often were painted in beautiful hues such as “Falu”-red and folk art blue. The decorations on the objects characterized by squiggly flowers and other inspiration from natural beauty, which is a beautiful contrast to the simple and timeless design of the objects. Chests, cabinets, stools and hall clocks are common objects, along with caskets, bowls and different devices used on the farms.
Painted yellow. Seat height 48 cm, width 48 cm, back height 103 cm.
- 500 EUR
Height 35,5 cm.
- 250 EUR
Bemålade, svepasken märkt JGD 1787, längd 37, höjs 17 cm, ask med metallskoning, längd 36, bredd 38 höjd 18 cm, ask bemålad märkt MSD, längd 36, bredd 34, höjd 21 cm
- 4 000 SEK
Width 165, depth 65, height 200 cm. Key included.
- 8 000 SEK