Typically, Traditional Art
identifies works of art that are not executed by highly-trained professionals but instead are produced by working local artists -- a popular profession in the 18th and 19th centuries. Folk Art
, considered to be under the umbrella of Traditional Art, turns its back on "fine art" and portrays simple, rustic subjects and scenes: weather vanes, carousel horses, doorstops and doorknobs, farm animals
-- whatever is familiar to the particular culture.
Traditional Art has been recognized as a valuable link between generations, cultures, and customs, and today is very popular in traditional design and decorating.