Folk art source in Bolton Hill

ON THE HOME FRONT

May 29, 1994|By Elizabeth Large

Bolton Hill's new Folk Art Gallery specializes in wonderful and unusual ethnic decorative accessories such as Navajo pottery, ethnic textiles, carved animals and retablos (saint boxes) from Mexico. Locally, some items can be found only at the gallery. Among them are pottery from the Amazon and Beninian banners from West Africa. The Folk Art Gallery, 1500 Bolton St., is open Wednesday to Friday 2 p.m to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment. Call (410) 669-3343 for more information.

Scenes from home

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