it was preparing for a kids' school camp up near santa barbara one year that i started researching into the neighboring communities. i came across this little store Just Folk in summerland with the most unusual and unpretentious collection of traditional americana as well as outsider art (their terminology). the work is so refreshing with a simplicity and child-like appeal.
the Trust Ritual Heads date back to the late 19th - early 20th century, used in Odd Fellows Ritual. why they splashed some red ink on the cut edge of the neck is more than a little troubling..