From the Shiprock region of the Navajo reservation, a good quality rug with Yei's banded on three sides by the "Rainbow Goddess". A small tightly woven rug with excellent color and with only one small and very slight edge damage. Ex: Butterfield & Butterfield in 1995 and from most recently from a private estate in Scottsdale AZ Native American.
Size 27.75" x 37". Mid 20th C.
A classic painted canvas and wool lined work vest by Haida artist Bernice Williams whose Tribal name is Skundal. Williams is not only a well known artist and carver in her own right but is known for being the first woman carver to apprentice with world renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. This work vest is signed and dated 1990. It is very lightly soiled and has one small area of spotting which we have not attempted to clean. 30.75" in length X 21" at the bottom and 20.5" at the chest ...click for details
An interseting Isleta pot with a pouring lip. It appears to be a utility piece. Thin walls with fairly thick paint. A serpent design encircles the neck and the body is banded with a geometric "eye" motif.
There is a small bump in the waist of the body. There are no cracks but the rim does have some small chips. The foot shows wear.
ex: D. Eros 1992. H:6.25:, D: 5.5" mouth opening 4". Mid Century, 1950. Native American.
Probably an Eskimo tool box ornament or perhaps a visor ornament, this ancient ivory fragment depicts three horizontal whales with the suggestion of the beginning of three vertical whales. The strip of ivory is hand drilled with three attaching holes and shows heavy to light degradation from top to bottom. ex. Lummi Island Trading Co, ex. Joseph Gerena Fine Arts.Length 5.25"x0.50" wide. Accompanied by a metal display stand.