Folk art is the term we give to those objects made by anonymous craftsmen and women. These objects can be furniture, or ceramics; they can be tools, carvings, and textiles. What connects them is the context in which they were made, their place in everyday life. As the writer Octavio Paz said of a ceramic pitcher, " its beauty is allied with the liquid it contains and the thirst it quenches.....a basket, a bowl - handsome objects, not in spite of but because of their usefulness.