We specialize in original antique folk art, including weathervanes, game boards, baskets, stoneware, whirligigs and santos. Folk art is art created by naïve, untrained artists, staying true to their talent and innocence. In the United States, folk art became recognized in the late 18th century. There is a difference between folk art and amateur art. Not everyone can draw or create something that will be pleasing to the eye, fun or whimsical, or that gives a message. Folk art is very expressive. It can capture one's imagination. There are different categories of folk art. Some examples include hooked rugs, Pennsylvania frakturs, watercolors and oil paintings, whirligigs, carved heads, painted furniture, iron, stoneware, weather vanes, antique silhouettes, antique folk art whirligigs and baskets.