State of the Art: Good Wood

yard sale folk art photo frame

I love folk art and sculptural objects. I especially love it when it comes together. Double especially if there is wood involved. Here are some of my most recent woody, folky, 3-D finds — starting with this homemade picture frame that I got at a neighbourhood yard sale back in September (see above).

yard sale kiwi

I got this hand-painted Kiwi bird at the same yard sale. The seller told me it was Maori-made.

blog boomerang

Also from the Antipodes is this hand painted boomerang with Aboriginal motifs. My research suggests that these objects were decorated by Aborigines for the tourist trade.

ashanti fertility figure 1

On the other hand, the “Made in Ghana” label on the back of this Ashanti fertility figure would indicate that is was probably made for export.

african hair comb

Also from Ghana is this gorgeous mahogany hair comb. My sister found it at a country auction and listed it in her Etsy shop, Tangible-Intangibles. I saw it and I had to buy it from her.