I struggled to know what exactly was meant by folk art, where to draw the line between it and "fine" art. Wikipedia defines it as art used to decorate useful objects and the art in itself is not a source of income, though even they say the lines are blurred.
It was on this map card that I first saw one of the Belarusian decorative applied art series of stamps. In fact, even though the card is cartoon style, it appears that the woman is holding a cloth decorated with embroidery, the skirt and hat too.
The top stamp illustrates satin stitch (and comes from a minisheet, while the second is cross stitch. There is a third which shows counted satin stitch.
They were produced by the Centre for Belarusian culture, language and literature research. this is a picture of the three mini-sheets :
Kiev Philately Club
N is the surface mail rate for postcards going abroad, M is the air-mail rate for a postcard abroad, and H is the surface mail rate for a letter going abroad.
Now that I had the idea of folk art in my mind, I saw several other examples of folk art:
Batik from Indonesia. Batik Basurek is produced in the province of Bengkulu on the island of Sumatra.
A joint issue between Serbia and Algeria showing what I take to be a carpet from Algeria. The minisheet shows an alternative design for the same postage rate but the stamp is in Cyrillic script.
Post of Serbia
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"