The word folk has played an important role in human culture. In 1846 English antiquarian William Thoms coined the name folklore which represented the cultural history and traditions of the common man. Over the years the name folklore has evolved into other names like folk music, folk dance and even folk art. Each variation of the name gives a description, documentation and a voice to a culture. This gallery will present images of folk communities and musicians in paintings, wood carvings and photos.