The Collection

The Stastny Collection of Folk Art and Crafts began without much planning more than 40 years ago during a brief trip to Mexico City. But even before, small items of Folk Art had been acquired in Peru. These pieces were purchased mostly as attractive souvenirs. It was many years later that we realized we had in fact accumulated a collection. We became fascinated, we saw collections at museums, we started planning our trips to see and buy Folk Art, we were hooked and could not stop. The Foundation was created in 1998 and what started as a hobby became a serious enterprise. The purpose of the website was to show a little of what we have and to let others participate by viewing the photographs.

You can navigate the collection on this website by Country, by Type of Art or Craft, by Themes or by named Artists.

Some of these pages are still being developed. Please return to see what more has been added.


Wounaan basket, 8 x 10 x10 cm, Stastny Collection, purchased 2009.