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Valter Jung & Lars Sonck

Pre-columbian textile female figure, Chancay culture, Peru, Late Intermediate 1000 - 1430 AD

Charles Fréger "Wilder Mann"

Charles Fréger "Wilder Mann"

New Orleans has been called the most haunted city in the United States. It has been said by many that the actual history of New Orleans is far stranger than anything fictional writers can create.

A coffin collar was used to prevent grave robbers from stealing corpses. It was fixed round the neck of a corpse and bolted to the bottom of a coffin. This picture shows the back of a collar from Kingskettle in Fife. The collar dates from around 1820. The iron collar is fixed to a piece of wood. There was a widespread fear of grave robbers in the 18th and early 19th centuries. The demand for corpses was created by advances in the study of anatomy. Corpses were stolen and sold for dissection.

Wax figure containing a piece of papyrus on which part of a spell is written. Egypt, Roman Period, 2nd century

A bindle is the bag, sack, or carrying device stereotypically used by the commonly American sub-culture of hobos. In modern popular culture the bindle is portrayed as a stick with cloth or a blanket tied around one end for carrying items, with the entire array being carried over the shoulder.Though bindles are rarely used anymore, they are still widely seen in popular culture as a prevalent anachronism

Bindle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Seven Ancient Roman/Medieval Bells

The “SAVED” jacket, with the words “Prety K” just to the upper left of the word “SAVED.” The upper portion of the jacket has the embroidered words “I never lost the sun… shine an(d) roses.”

THE COMPLETE WRITINGS / Henry Darger (1892–1973), Chicago, mid-20th century, American Folk Art Museum, gift of Kiyoko Lerner, 2004.1.4, © Kiyoko Lerner, photo by Gavin Ashworth

Ceremonial Dress of the Kwakiutl and Nootka Tribes of British Columbia, 1914. Edward C. Curtis from the Library of Congress

A bee hive shaped into a Devil mask. Straw overlaid with clay and painted, glass eyes. 19th century from Prievidza, Central Slovakia. Scanned from Magic Symbols of the world, Pearl Binder (1972). (via objects « MAFIA-HUNT)

In 1922, Hans Prinzhorn published "Artistry of the Mentally Ill", today a classic, which has been reissued regularly until today: the 7th edition was published this year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Prinzhorn Museum Collection. Based on works of art sent from mental institutions all over Germany and collected in Heidelberg 1919-1921, Prinzhorn develops his own theory of expression. In his book, he illustrates his theory using works of art as examples; he introduces his ten "sch...

Sirelius Längelmäellä 1919


Ryijy - Suomen Museot Online

Free to download e-book Andean Folk Knitting: Traditions and Techniques from Peru and Bolivia by Cynthia Gravelle LeCoun

Finnish soldiers- stood dead Russian soldiers up to intimidate further attackers, Finland, Winter War 1939

Lewis Smith, who spent most of his life working on his family's farm in Ohio or traveling around the country on a lifetime railway pass, filled entire books, some of them handmade, with records, lists, writings and drawings that documented his own life and the way of life around him. He was something of a folk historian, recording the information on gravestones and road signs, cataloguing trolley car systems in Ohio, or steam engines across the nation.

Snowman at summit 1902 Waggoner, Muir, and Howe; Father of the glaciers Notes Silhouettes of three men in hats and a child in snow-filled landscape standing in front of a monumental snowman sculpture. The snowman has a head with eyes, nose and mouth, modeled hair and mustache, two arms and legs, and an oval body. The snowman is approximately four times the size of a man