Barbara Balgaard Indian Arts and Antiques
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : Pre 1940 item #1158982
Charming Mexican folk art nicho dating to the 1930s of the Virgin Mary and angels. She has an angel overhead and one at her feet. Homemade nicho with white trim and aluminum foil on the inside of the doors for illumination. The nicho box is in very good condition, there is some soiling to the inside fabric (see photos) that does not really detract from figure. The glass slides out the top. Measures __ x__ inches (to come).
Fine Tlingit 1890s pictorial bag with an eagle, shield, and floral beadwork. The glass beads are green, pink, blue, white, and yellow along with brass and steel faceted beads. It is lined with a cotton print. I believe Tlingit pictographic beadwork is fairly rare. There are no missing beads, the wool has a few minor moth holes that does not detract from the beadwork (see photos). The hanging loop is missing but could be restored easily. It measures 12" long and 8" across at it widest point...
From Minnesota, a Great Lakes region pair of child's high-top moccasins. I am not sure of the exact tribe (Ojibwa? Chippewa?). Hide is still very soft and flexible. They measure 4 7/8" long and 3 3/8" from the top of the high top to the center bottom (laying flat). Plenty of room to wrap the feet or use heavy socks for the cold winters in Minnesota. Nice old beads, Native tanned hide, unbleached muslin lining. c. 1930 or earlier, the beads date earlier). Very good condition.
The mukluks are most likely Southern Athabaskan c. 1935-40. They are cow hide, fur, seal gut and Native tanned hide. They are lined with cotton fabric from the late 30s to early 40s. The gathering on the heels and toes is very tight and finely done. The mukluks were worn and are in excellent condition for their age. They are supple but the ties around the ankle are a little stiff.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pottery : Pre 1960 item #1007130
Offered is a beautifully carved/incised blackware pot of the Avanyu (water serpent)by Maria "Barbarita" Naranjo (1916-?). The pot is hand coiled and traditionally polished and fired. The piece is in fine vintage condition. The University of Arizona Museum has an almost identical piece in their collection dated 1960. I have dated this piece similarly. There are no chips or cracks or wear marks...