All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1156572
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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1154378
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1950 item #1153517
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.