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Tramp art.  During 1870 through 1930, skilled craftsmen would piece together wooden supplies, creating art in a quilt-like style.

Tramp art. During 1870 through 1930, skilled craftsmen would piece together wooden supplies, creating art in a quilt-like style.

Tramp Art    During the period between 1870-1930 a relatively little-known but widespread form of folk art blossomed in America. It was called Tramp Art. Made of wooden cigar boxes or produce crates, these chip-carved and layered pieces were fashioned into frames, jewelry boxes, sewing caddies, and even furniture.    Though the term Tramp Art implies that they were created by hobos, they are believed, in fact, to have been created primarily by skilled but itinerant German or Scandinavian…

Tramp Art During the period between 1870-1930 a relatively little-known but widespread form of folk art blossomed in America. It was called Tramp Art. Made of wooden cigar boxes or produce crates, these chip-carved and layered pieces were fashioned into frames, jewelry boxes, sewing caddies, and even furniture. Though the term Tramp Art implies that they were created by hobos, they are believed, in fact, to have been created primarily by skilled but itinerant German or Scandinavian…

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