Very fine vintage Navajo Indian Two Gray Hills rug by Louise Draper. A very fine example of Native American weaving with all natural colors and dyes and extremely tight weaving with spirit line at lower edge. Measuring overall 39 x 60" tassels on each end in excellent vintage condition. The original trading post price tag remains.
South West American Beaded buckskin tassel panel . Nice bead work looks to be vintage with what appears to ne Venetian trade beads. The tassels are nearly all in tact with losses to only a few. I cant say what tribe may have done this work, also is a antique venetian glass beaded boot pouch. losses .Panel 8.5" H by 9" wide.
A hand carved wood totem pole on a round base, made for the tourist trade at mid-century, no signature, 7" high and 6 1/4" widest point on the wings, with original yellow sticker on the back from Indian Craft Shoppe, 905 Government Street, Victoria, British Columbia. There is a little chip off the tip of one wing, otherwise is in good condition.
Well carved in cedar, this Northwest Coast box measures 4 3/4" high x 4 3/8" wide and deep. In the tradition of Haida, Salish, Tsimshian, and other First Nation tribes of the Northwest Coast, the box is kerfed and hand carved with deep traditional designs that are abstracted and stylized. The cedar has a lovely sheen, also typical of the wood as it ages.
It is signed in pencil on the bottom, the name Wilson visible, with a name or initial above that is not clear...
A carved and painted wood model of a totem pole of the Tlingit, indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Depecting a frog, a whale, a bear and a beaver, the back is inscribed in ink and the base is dated New York, U.S.A. June 1931. Dimensions: c. total 40.1 cm high, diameter stand: c. 7.5 cm. Condition: beautiful patina, few tiny chips and minimal wear, the base with little losses to bark.
Kwakiutl Wood mask, mid 19th century, Height 9 1/2" X Width 7 1/4", Provenance: Victor Justice Evans(1865-1931), Deaccessioned Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Before Contact, the eastern region of Canada was populated with the MicMac (aka Mic Mac, Mi'kmaq) tribal group of the Algonquian Nation.
This traditional vintage circular trinket box is made from birch bark and decorated with porcupine quill work. There are a some broken/missing quills around the side of the box.
measure 4.5 inches diameter and 2.5 inches high
Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Katsina Dances and sometimes a groups of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs.
Height 10" X Width at the weight 2 7/8", ca.1940, Alan Kessler Collection
Reddish brown sack mask to which are fastened three gourds, one on top and one over each ear, and painted reddish brown. Rag ruff. Kilt made from a woman's old dress. Body painted with red-brown clay. He carries a feather and a rattle. Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Katsina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own. At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs...
Case mask with one half face painted green and one half red, tubular mouth; no ears, blossom on one side and tuft of red hair and feathers on the other. Douglas fir ruff. Body painted any common katsina style. Carries staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance.
Fewkes, 1894, 1903; Stehphen, 1936. ca.1920
5" Height X 1.5" Width
Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs. PhD. 1910-1972, UNM, School of Field Research
A hand-carved Hopi Katsina doll circa 1930-1940. With two wool hair suspensions hanging from the case mask painted in bluish grey. Red, blue, white, and black painted body, with bluish grey feet wearing moccasins, and carved, split legs.
8" Height X 2.5" Width at the shoulders
Zuni bracelet with seven green turquoise stones. A band with stamped arrow and applied decoration. It is said "coin silver" in internal space.
Internal circumference 5 1/3", Gap space 2", The widest point 1/2", c. 1940
Navajo "Fred Harvey" style bracelet in a form of a thunderbird with widespread wings, central circular stone with a applied stamp decoration,
Internal circumference 5", Gap space 1 3/8", The widest point 1 1/8", c. 1940
Navajo Bracelet with oval setting of agate or petrified wood accented by stamp work, silver drop and twisted wire accents,
Internal circumference 5 1/8", Gap space 1 1/8", The widest point 1 1/2", c. 1940
Navajo bracelet with four turquoise stones,
Side dimension 5 1/4", Open space 1", Widest point 7/8", c. 1960
Navajo bracelet with four turquoise stone,
Inside dimension 5 1/2", Open space 1 1/4", Width at the widest point 1", c. 1960
Zuni Silver and Turquoise Cluster Bracelet multicolored stones with fine serrate bezel
c. 1930, inner diameter 2 3/4", height 3"
Navajo silver and Turquoise bracelet with five oval settings
c. 1930, Inner diameter slightly over 2, width of bracelet 1 1/2"
Provenance: Deaccessioned from Eastern Oregon's High Desert Museum