This finely crafted basket is an old example of the work of the Native American Siletz tribe, who originally lived on the northwest coast from northern California to southern Washington. The basket is made from hazel sticks, spruce root and bear grass. It displays an imbricated design, referred to as false embroidery, which features two parallel central rings that circle above four sets of attached rhombus. The rim is a braid of hazel sticks. This lovely old basket is in very good condition. Not ...click for details
During the late 1920s to 1930s, the original owner of this handsome bowl, an Iowa physician, developed a passion for Native American arts and crafts while traveling the Dakotas and southwestern United States. This special pot, produced by Juanita Wo-peen Gonzales (1909-1988), is an estate piece from his tour of New Mexico.
Juanita, orginally from the Taos Pueblo, married Louis Wo-peen Gonzales and joined his family at the San Ildefonso Pueblo in 1933. She was mentored by Rose Gonzales, who ...click for details
This charming vignette of two Eskimo sled dogs, harnessed to a packed frame sled, depicts an Alaskan scene likely carved in walrus ivory. This detailed carving is well done and is highlighted by a wonderful patina! Size: 6" L x 1 1/4" H x 5/8" D. Excellent, vintage condition.
Pottery by the "three sisters", Ella Irving, Olive Cottier and Bernice Talbot is simple, elegant and historically significant. During the 1930's the Work Progress Administration established a boarding school on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota, and hired Bruce Doyle to operate a ceramics program for the students. The three sisters were among his students and reportedly continued producing Pine Ridge Pottery after the program ended at the school. The pottery close ...click for details