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The New York Folklore Society operates the Gallery of New York Traditions, a consignment folk art gallery that provides a venue for artists from across New York State to sell their work. Now, you can shop the gallery on-line.


New York Traditions
The New York Folklore Society’s Online Gallery and Gift Shop

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Please note: Because some items are handmade and in limited quantity, not all items may be available. In-store sales may impact product availability on line. Photos may be representational of the artists’ works. If you have any questions before your purchase online, please call our office at 518/346-7008.
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Wooden Bowls and Tops by Bob Bernardi

Hand-turned wooden bowls and tops made by Altamont woodworker Bob Bernardi. Click on photo to see larger image and detail.

Nut Bowl—Sapelle wood, 4.5" diameter      $39.00

*Member Price    $35.10

Small Jewelry Dishes       $18.00
Sapelle or Birdseye Maple

*Member Price    $16.20

Wooden Tops—Various Woods       $5.50

*Member Price    $4.95




Original Paintings Celebrating Scandinavian Christmas Season by Nils Caspersson

These original paintings are acrylic on canvas. They are images from travels of Mr. Caspersson, a Rochester area artist, to Falun, Sweden, his Swedish heritage, and through Scandinavian events held in the United States. Click on photo to see larger image and detail.

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Painting—Red/White Santa Design, 9 x 12"       $90.00

*Member Price    $81.00

Painting—City Buildings (Stortoget Jul),
12 x 9"       $90.00

*Member Price    $81.00

Painting—Stylized Christmas Tree, 12 x 9"       $90.00

*Member Price    $4.95

Painting—Decorated (Dalahåst), 8 x 8"

*Member Price    $81.00
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Birch Vase & Candlestick Holder by Mark Swanberry

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Birch vase with copper accents. This vase can be used with water and fresh flowers. 6.5" high, 2" diameter. Created by Mark Swanberry. (Fake flowers not included!)
Birch vase      $39.00

*Member Price    $35.10

Copper Candlestick Holder. 4.5" Created by Mark Swanberry.

Candlestick Holder      $39.00

*Member Price    $35.10

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Christmas Pysanky!

Pysanky Eggs in Christmas designs by Ionel Paltenea, originally from Ukraine, now living in Astoria, Queens. Pysanky is an ancient art of egg decoration using the wax resist method. (Stand not included in price).

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CHRISTMAS EGG         $29.00

*Member Price         $26.10

ITEM #PAL004 (below)
SANTA/REINDEER EGG         $29.00

*Member Price         $26.10


tin angel by Walter Fleming

Angel Gabriel with Bowler Hat

Herald Angel, Angel Gabriel in Bowler Hat Sculptures by Walter Fleming.

These pieces are made by historic and traditional tinsmith Walter Fleming from 100-year old tin recovered from a barn in Rensselaer County. The red paint is original. Click on photos to see larger images and details.

Herald Angel, 34" long         $45.00

*Member Price         $40.50

Angel Gabriel in Bowler Hat,
Toe to end of horn is 20.75"         $26.00

*Member Price         $23.40

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Handwoven Wall Hanging by Karen weavers in the Utica, NY area. Items are consigned by re*source, Traditional Artisans Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees.

Karen Wall Hanging, green/red/white/yellow, 13x37"
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Handwoven Wall Hanging      $325.00

*Member Price    $292.50


Lion by Bernard Domingo

Stingray by Bernard Domingo

Penguins by Bernard Domingo

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Originally from Zimbabwe but now living in New York State, Bernard Domingo uses wire and glass beads to create whimsical animals as well as other items such as motorcycles and flowers. Click on photo to see larger images.


Elephant — 6" high (not incl. trunk) and 6" long       $65.00

*Member Price    $58.50

Lion — 8" long, 4" high      $26.00

*Member Price    $23.40

Stingray — 5" wide, 10" long, incl. tail       $26.00

*Member Price    $24.40

Penguin, large — 4" tall       $17.50

*Member Price    $15.75


Penguin, small — 3" tall       $14.00

*Member Price    $12.60
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Pysanky Eggs by Ionel (John) Paltenea

Pysanky chicken and goose eggs by Ionel (John) Paltenea. Raised wax. Stands not included. Varied designs and colors available. Call the office at 518/346-7008 for specific availability. Click on photo to see larger image

Pysanky Chicken Egg         $29.00

*Member Price         $26.10

Pysanky goose egg        $55.00

*Member Price         $49.50

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Pysanka Goose Egg by Ionel (John) Paltenea

Pysanka Goose Egg by Ionel (John) Paltenea. Raised wax. Stand not included. Design and color varies. Click on photo to see larger image

Pysanka Goose Egg         $300.00

*Member Price         $270.00

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Large Dream Catcher
Dream Catchers by Darryl Blair

Handcrafted Dream Catchers. The large catcher is approximately 13" in diameter with feathers. The artist is Darryl Blair of Schenectady.“Darryl’s expression through his art is influenced through his Native American Indian heritage. He has sold his craft work at different culturally-based stores throughout central New York as well as at Native American cultural events. Darryl’s current style of Dream Catcher Web is made with as much attention to tradition and culture as possible, using as much natural material as possible in respect, responsibility and love for Mother Earth and tribal spirituality.” Note: handmade — no two dream catchers are alike. Click on photos to see larger images

Large Dream Catcher      $22.50

*Member Price    $26.10

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Preening Green Wing Teal by Jim Neenan (9" x 7")

Handcarved wood duck decoy by Jim Neenan, a woodcarver from Staten Island, NY. Jim’s work has won ribbons at the New York’s Queens Farm Museum and has appeared in the National Wood Carvers Association magazine Chip Chats

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ITEM #310
Preening Green Wing Teal         $465.00

*Member Price         $418.50

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Fence Post Loon by Grant Van Loan (18-1/2 in. long, of painted locust)

Handcarved by Grant Van Loan. The artist experiments with the use of weathered barn boards and timbers, incorporating patterns in wood to suggest the texturing feathers.

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ITEM #3110
Fence Post Loon         $195.00

*Member Price         $175.50

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Walking Sticks

Carved by Ben Raino, Quebecois master carver and raconteur, the walking sticks make unique gifts. Ben uses the tools and techniques he developed in his work as a dental technician to carve the wildlife he knows from his life as a woodsman.

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ITEM #301       Walking Stick, 3.5 ft.      about $45

Please call our office at 518/346-7008 to check on styles, availability of this item

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Hand-carved Songbirds by Ben Raino

Handcarved wood with applied glass eye and metal feet. Mount of wood.

Ben Raino’s carving has won awards, including first prize in the Mohawk Valley Art and Wood-Carving Association’s annual show. His abilities as a storyteller have earned him membership in the "Adirondack Liar’s Club." Ben is a gifted arts educator who is in demand for workshops and elderhostels. Each hand-carved songbird is a one-of-a-kind.

Our birds are flying off the shelves, but more have come to roost. Each is unique. Pictured here are some samples from current stock, but please call the Gallery at 518.346.7008 to find out about specific birds available and specific pricing, ranging from $45 to $350.

Click on photos to see more: ducks, piliated woodpecker, orange-headed bird, nuthatch, titmice, blue gil, bluebird, shore birds, and red-wing blackbird.
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Hand-carved Otter by Ben Raino

Handcarved wood with applied glass eye.

Carved by Ben Raino, Quebecois master carver.

Click on photo to see larger image

ITEM #304
Otter 11" X 9" X 4"         $260.00

*Member Price         $234.00

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Stone and Copper Lantern

9.5" stone and copper lantern by stonecarver Mark Swanberry

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ITEM #314
9" Stone and Copper Lantern         $109

*Member Price: $98.10

Extra shipping charge applied. Call office to order: 518/346-7008

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Clock by Mark Swanberry

Stonecarver Mark Swanberry has been carving stone for over twenty years.

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ITEM #315
4.5" Clock        $32

*Member Price         $29.00

Duck decoy
Birch Bark Decoy
Carved Duck Decoys

Grant Van Loan’s interest in bird decoys stems from his boyhood in Coxsakie, Green County, where he assisted his father in making decoys for hunting. Decoys were then of simple construction, but over the years have become more of a decorative art form. Grant experiments with the use of weathered barn boards and timbers, incorporating patterns in wood to suggest the texturing feathers.

ITEM #308       Duck Decoy         about $260.00

Please call our office at 518/346-7008 about types of duck decoys in stock.


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*MEMBER PRICES: New York Folklore Society BASIC and THOMPSON CIRCLE Members and PARTNER Organizations receive a 10% discount on all their purchases. Join the Society today to receive your discount.

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