15 Crafty Creations Inspired by Folk Art From Around the World

Folk Art Gifts

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For centuries, artisans across the globe have been creating folk art. Characterized by a cultural or community-based focus, this artistic genre encompasses all sorts of styles, mediums, and techniques. To celebrate the enduring art form, we've crafted a collection of our favorite folk art-inspired gifts from contemporary artists around the world.

Featuring presents inspired by countries from Uzbekistan to the United States, these goodies will take you on a whimsical tour around the world. Foxy nesting dolls, colorful woven vases, and a “quilted” phone case are just some of the handpicked treasures you'll find in this fun and folksy list.

Turn any occasion into a cultural celebration with these folk art gifts.

Honor crafts from around the world with these contemporary folk art creations.


Foxy Russian Nesting Dolls

Folk Art Gifts Nesting Dolls

Fortmoon | $29


American Folk “Heart” Card


Mediterranean Tile Necklace

Folk Art Gifts Folk Art Jewelry

BylaIca | $23.42


Chinese Kites Giclée Print


Woven African Vases


Folk Art Gifts African Folk Art

GoneRuralUK | $46.29


Mexican Papel Picado

Folk Art Gifts Mexican Folk Art Gifts Day of the Dead Papel Picado

iinviteyou | $12+


Americana Quilt Phone Case

Folk Art Gifts Americana American Folk Art

predesign | $28.79


Modern Japanese Kokeshi


Uzbek-Inspired Tea Towel

Folk Art Gifts Folk Art Towel

MirDinara | $24+


Peruvian Llama Doll

Folk Art Gifts Folk Art Embroidery

Kiriki Press | $16.25


Dutch-Inspired Embroidery Kit


Mexican Mug Set


Spanish Tile Linocut Card

Folk Art Gifts Folk Art Print

ManoConOjo | $4.50


Incan Pattern Print

Folk Art Gifts Incan Pattern

Anna Lemos | $40.99


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Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.
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