folk art

A term commonly applied to works of art and decorated utilitarian objects created by people who lack formal art training, but who work within local or regional stylistic traditions. See also: outsider art, Art Brut. Web resource here.

Mermaid bottle. Painted pottery. San Bartolo Coyotepec, Oaxaca, Mexico. Ca. 1960. Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe, NM.