Styles & Subjects
Vintage Tramp Art
Popularized in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the term "tramp art" refers to hand-crafted decorative objects made by layering small wood chips. The edges of the wood were not carved, and the layers were held together with nails or with glue made from animals and heated to become adhesive. Most tramp art items were made with simple tools such as a pocket knife. Contrary to popular belief, tramp art wasn't created by travelers in exchange...