We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Large Folk Art Tobacco Store Character
This early sales character was used the same way as a Cigar Store Indian. It shows a Moor and represented products from exotic places. It was carved from a solid block of wood and is in wonderful condition. The original aged paint is the best part of this. 20 in.Hx14 in.Wx13 in.D $4,200