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
Size 27.75" x 37". Mid 20th C.
A hand sewn dance apron from the Kwakiutl People of Hope Island, Britisn Columbia. The central image is a Thunderbird adorned with mother of pearl trade buttons and further adorned with a piece of abolone on its brest. In addition there are two rows of cartridges, each topped with a trade bead, that function as jingles when the dancer moves. Two or three of the cartridges are missing as well as a similar number of buttons. Only very light soiling but the belt is a bit frayed. A good example of a ...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.