Part of the reason that I love folk art is that so much of it is by women. Traditional "school girl" handicrafts such as needlework and calligraphy should be celebrated -- not just for their beauty, but for the unsung female artists that created them.
That being said, this 19th-Century "School Girl" calligraphy drawing/flourish just floors me with its intricacy:
It. Is. To. Die. For.