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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1369647 (stock #J002)
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Navajo coin silver bracelet with three diamond areas of repousse. Deep oxidized stamps with a thunderbird stamp on each side. 1" width, 1 1/4" Open space at the back
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1910 item #1369177 (stock #655879)
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It is made of Maple Wood, which appears to be carved and wood-burned. It represents human figure with its mouth open. The other side has incised T-like shapes and minor wood loss. Exact age is unknown. 8 3/4 " diameter, 1" diameter of the central hole
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1409763 (stock #167a)
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Iroquois Beaded Double Frame Whimsey with vintage cowboy postcards. Figurative beaded frame with birds and rabbit. Height 8 1/2 Inches, Width 7 1/2 inches From Niagara Falls area
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 1920 item #1369649 (stock #J003)
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Coin silver bracelet ca. 1920-30, with geometric arrow motifs 1" width, 1 3/16" open space in the back
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1368361 (stock #120)
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Early wood Seminole doll with a carved up-swept hairdo with glass pony-beaded eyes. 19 century calico, fabric arms, two thin bands of applied material across the green skit, stuffed fabric arms, blue beads around the neck. the wood head and cylindrical body are all one piece. A very early late 19 century Seminole doll probably representing an African-American. 10 1/2" height x 2 3/4" width at the widest point
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367325 (stock #0-ka001)
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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. Kilt, sash, fox skin, and green moccasins. Body painted any common katsina style. Carris staff tipped with feathers, and a rattle. Appears in regular katsina dance...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1369651 (stock #J008)
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Rocker engraved, gloved hands, and floral motifs. The letter A on the left side, undecipherable name written in cursive on the right side. ca. 1880, 1" width, 1" open space in the back
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367344 (stock #0-ka000)
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White face mask with secular eyes hachured areas or red spots on the cheeks. Butterfly and feathers on the tableta. Earrings below the tableta. Costume may be a white and embroidered, ceremonial robe and a kilt worn like a blouse. A black dress with a yellow maiden's shawl. The feet are wearing moccasins. Fewkes, 1983. Steven, 1936. Earl Kennard, 1938. 15 1/2" height x 4 1/4" width, c.1920
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1369656 (stock #J010)
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Navajo silver and turquoise bracelet with four turquoise stones and two twisted wire foundations. A heavy bracelet. ca. 1920-30, 1 1/4" widest width terminating to 9/16", 1 3/16" open space in the back
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1367728 (stock #0-ka024)
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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 1920 item #1387336 (stock #0-ka000a2)
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A large katsina with a tabletta depicting ears of corn. The carver Wilson Tewaquaptewa(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 Katsinas 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 : Pre 1920 item #1408283 (stock #0-k058b)
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Angwusnasomtapq or Tumas Crow Mother Green case mask with crow wings on the side. Fox skin ruff. She wears a woman's dress and ceremonial robe with green moccasins. At Oraibi she carries a yucca whip. at Second Mesa a tray of corn. The Crow Mother is mother of the Hu Kachinas and appears in the Bean Dance. By some Hopis she is considered to be the mother of all the kachinas...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1367350 (stock #0-ka004)
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"Some of the most interesting dolls are the attenuated dolls or "old skinnies". These dolls, undoubtedly the work of a single individual, are Zuni-like in proportion. However, despite their linear proportions, the dolls are Hopi Kachinas and undoubtedly carved at least 100 years ago."Printing 1975 - From Kachinas the Barry Goldwater Collection at the Heard Museum...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Trade : Pre 1920 item #1400176 (stock #FH001)
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A deck of antique Fred Harvey "Souvenir Playing Cards - The Great Southwest" circa 1911-1912. Full deck (52 cards plus a Joker and a Map). Each card displays a different photograph, including destinations, places, and native people of the Southwest. The back of each card shows a scene of Indians on horseback. Golden-edged cards. Almost mint Condition.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Blankets : Pre 1910 item #1409772 (stock #0-ka0a2)
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Navajo Regional Rug from the crystal area. C.1900-1910 Height 32 Inches, Width 67 inches Both Sides Excellent vintage condition
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1370465 (stock #J017)
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Men's Navajo turquoise single shank square blue turquoise ring. It has a square bezel with a sliver twisted wire attachment. ca. 1920-30, Size 7-7 1/2
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1900 item #1370470 (stock #JA001)
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Navajo Germantown sampler on a loom with a great patina. The wooden loom is showing a great dark patina. 14 1/2" x 13" size of the weaving, 17" x 18" size of the loom, ca. 1880-90