Cleveland was born in Washington Court House, Ohio. She studied art at the Art Students League & Pratt Institute in New York. Worked primarily in ink and watercolor, she is beat known for her illustrations in books and magazines. Her series of Southwest and Eskimo illustrations are considered very scarce. Our example, titled Zuni Home depicts a Zuni family at chores in the interior of their home. It was folded due to size and stored for decades before being found and professionally framed un ...click for details
For centuries the Shaman of the Himalayan Hill Tribes have been driving away evil spirits, curing aliments and attracting the favorable attention of the ancestor spirits and gods. Our wonderful example of a Shamans bell necklace shows the effects of years of use while performing these tasks. On the hand made chain there is suspended a variety of bells including three cast brass bells and a mixture of 14 hand made steel and or brass bells, each with a distinctive voice. The chain is 44" in l ...click for details
This Rain Cloak or " Charkab" is a vegetable dyed wool, warp faced twill cloak, comprised of three panels with brocaded lozenge motifs within bands. The seams are unmatched and hand sewn and it is edged on the inside with wide cotton binding which is very worn with use. Earlier examples such as this, are characterized by a tighter weave with fewer rows of pattern. In very good used condition with no holes, but the interior tape or binding, is heavily worn as shown. Size 53" wide x ...click for details
Wearing the traditional garments of the Nepalese and Middle Hills Tribesman, this older man stands proudly with his hand on his belt, near his Kukri. A well carved sculpture of a chief or important elder. With nice patina and no cracks or damage and with a museum style metal stand. Mid 20th C. Size 12.5" x 4".
A fine example of a Himalayan lute. Carved from one piece of wood with the sound box covered in reptile skin. The finial has four figures posed in various positions. The neck shows patina from the hand of the former musician owner. The strings are missing and the keys look to be later replacements. In very good condition. With metal display stand. C 1940. H:29.5"x W:4.5"X D:4"
Called Singa, Snow Lion and Thunder Dragon, this fiercely attractive mask appears at various Buddhist Hill Tribe festivals and Theaters. The paint has darkened with the passage of time but the artists skill and attention to detail is immediately apparent. In overall very good condition. C1960. H:14.25xW:8.75.
A good example of an early 20th C mask from the Rajbansi People, Terai Region of Nepal representing a Singa from the Ramayana.
Nice patina on both the front and interior with wear to the paint. With metal display stand. H:11.5" x 6" on stand 15.5"
From the Konyak People of Northeast India, a hide shield with pigment designs and dyed goat hair tassels. In very good condition this shield is from a Santa Fe collection. It is constructed of thick leather from the Water Buffalo and ornamented with white kaolin, charcoal and red goat hair tassels. The shield grip is of woven cane and is well patinated from use. The carrying sling, while worn remains in place. There are some scuffs and edge wear but the over all condition is very good. Mid 20th ...click for details
From British Ceylon, (Sri Lanka) an attractive oval silver box with hinged lid. The shape suggests that it may have been intended as a Betel or Tobacco box. The delicate, foliated design further suggests a Moghul influence. With a well crafted hinge and frosted silver interior it is In very good condition with only slight abrasions from use and age. Size, 2.75" x 3.75". 1870-1890.