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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1370473 (stock #655881)
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Tlinglit beaded pictorial wall pocket with seal fur and hide back. 19" x 11" , ca. 1890
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1232445 (stock #0-ka035)
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A small Hopi Kachina doll, possibly depicting Samawutaqa, circa 1930-1940. Description of Samawutaqa from Colton, 1949, p. 61: "Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance. This is said to be the only kachina that the Tewa people brought with them from the Rio Grande to Hano about 1700." 7" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1232442 (stock #0-ka033)
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A cottonwood Hopi Mudhead Kachina doll circa 1900. Depicting Koyemsi, the Mudhead Clown, of slightly attenuated form, arms hugging the torso, the case mask decorated with three circular attachments, representing gourds; painted with red, black and brown pigments. Description by Colton, 1949, p.59: "Koyemsi is the most common Hopi clown. He appears in Mixed Kachina Dances and sometimes a group of Koyemsi appear in a dance of their own, At First Mesa they are said to sing Zuni songs." 8 1/2" tall.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367731 (stock #0-ka038)
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A Hano style clown attributed to the carver Wilson Tewaquotewa(1871-1960), the last chief of Old Oraibi. He produced Kachina dolls which are a combination of many dolls and figments of his own imagination. He believed that you didn't carve actual Kachinas for the tourist market. His dolls are usually monochromatic in color (brown, ochre and white and black). He also uses a device of putting many dots in an area, to contrast with a solid area of color...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1369174 (stock #655878)
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An early wood articulated Inuit doll, wearing a seal skin coat and hood. The head moves and the feet move. The face has baleen eyes. The bottom part of the feet is missing, but it is not a distraction, because the doll has a great presence. Provenance: Descended in family of Gracella S. Woodruff. The doll was brought back from Nome c.1910 by Frederick E. Scotford, who worked for an advertising company. He left Seattle July 1910 for Nome, AK. 16" height
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1372009 (stock #167c)
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Hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, painted rawhide, cotton cloth, sinew, c.1890, 11" each Provenance: collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U.S Army, 7th Cavalry who was also known as The Fighting Doctor Accounts Voices of Wounded Knew by Williams S. E. Coleman. Through the family be descent. Capt. Ewing tended the wounded on the day of the Battle of Wounded Knee Creek, dodging bullets in a light wagon when the fighting began...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1370467 (stock #655880)
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A pair of Tingit wood carved and polychromed dolls wearing fur parkas and leather boots. 11" height x 3 1/4" width at shoulder ca. 1920
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1376517 (stock #D008a)
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A matched pair of Sioux medicine cylinder parfleches, with red textile material, painted in yellow, red, blue, green c.1890, Large one: length 10 1/4", top diameter 3", bottom diameter 2", Small one: length 12 1/8", top diameter 3 7/8", bottom diameter 2 3/8"
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367728 (stock #0-ka024)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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The rarer Katsinas of the some of the Rio Grande Pueblos are stylistically similar to Hopi figures, though often made of pine wood. Hopi Katsinas are made of cottonwood and more simply painted. This doll has great provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs, PhD. She taught at UNM School of Field Research. She was born in 1910 and she died in 1972. This doll was purchased from her estate and sold by Case Auctions, Memphis, Tennessee. c.1920, 14" height x 2 3/4" width, 9 1/2" width of tableta
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1372007 (stock #167a)
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Hide, natural and dyed porcupine quills, glass seed beads, silk, dyed bone hair pipe beads, brass beads, mirror, c.1890, 32 1/2" overall length, Provenance: collected by Major Charles Beverly Ewing, a medical doctor in the U.S Army, 7th Cavalry who was also known as The Fighting Doctor Accounts Voices of Wounded Knew by Williams S. E. Coleman. Through the family be descent. Capt...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #667787 (stock #167)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$3950.00
Early over-sized beaded hide pouch with real beads (next step down from pony beads). Buffalo or thick elk hide. 11" by 8".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1102420 (stock #B005)
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$450.00
A pair of Athabascan moccasins circa 1890-1900. With floral beaded designs. Excellent condition, with soft and supple hide and some soiling on the bottoms. Dimensions: 9 1/4" long.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Sculpture : Pre 1900 item #652729 (stock #150)
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Late nineteenth century. 38" tall, with a base of 11.5" x 6.5". Made from cedar.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #823097 (stock #D013)
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Blackfoot Parfleche Bonnet Case or medicine container cylinder. Excellent condition, minor paint loss from age. 12 1/2" L, 6" D at widest point, length of fringe 18". $3950.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #844074 (stock #139)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$1,350.00
c.1880-1890 Lipan Apache Beaded Hide Moccasins. Minor soiling, some fringe loss. 8 3/4" L. Lipan Apache material is much more rare than other Apache material culture. $1350.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #844059 (stock #137)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$950.00
c.1900-1910 Blackfoot child's beaded hide moccasins. 7" L, excellent condition. Supple hide, minor soiling. $950.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #631300 (stock #D007)
Alan Kessler Gallery
$1350.00
Cheyenne beaded bag with tin cone suspension that sound like bells. c. 1880, 5.75" x 2.375".
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1178637 (stock #J007)
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A coin silver cigar band with a primitive, stamped, coin-silver button ring, circa 1890-1900. Similar examples of this button can be found in, "Indian Silver Jewelery of the Southwest 1868-1930," by Larry Frank. Page 66, item 68 shows a very similar set of six stamped buttons with a high domed centers circa 1890s, found at Hopi in 1911.