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Folkart & Craft

At Katy's we group many art and craft forms under the heading of Folkart, which is best described as items from everyday life created by persons who have "no classical art training," to quote from Susan Lamb from her book A Guide to American Indian Folk Art of the Southwest.


The Navajos contribute many forms, including clay & wooden handcarved animals, beadwork, sandpaintings, dreamcatchers, cloth dolls, and wall hangings of bows, arrows and quivers and some baskets. The Pueblo people are famous for their “katsina” (katchina) dolls, handcarved stone animals known as fetishes, and small beaded dolls.

Wisconsin’s Indian people make many items from wood, create feather art, beadwork and baskets.


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