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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #839307 (stock #633311)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Rare Seminole all palmetto female doll c.1930-40. 19" h, acorn eyes- one missing, some palmetto loss otherwise good condition. Exceptionally large size. All palmetto dolls seem to exist in fewer number than their patchwork counterparts. $745.00
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1369656 (stock #J010)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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 #1197309 (stock #0-ka030)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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A small Hopi Kachina Doll hand carved and painted by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1915. Tewaquaptewa (1871-1960) was 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). His use of symbols, painted on the case mask, seems to be arbitrary...
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 1920 item #1309061 (stock #0-ka056)
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-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 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...
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 1920 item #1103877 (stock #C003)
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A polychrome Hopi wicker tray circa 1920-1930. Depicting a Palik Mana wearing an elaborate tableta and a woman's shawl. On the back of the tray there is an uncommon reversal of the image which shows the figure's backside. It is also rare in that the entire body is shown, rather than just the face. Excellent condition, with normal fading on the front. 13" diameter
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1309060 (stock #0-ka055)
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-She wears a white sack mask with red spots painted on her cheeks, fox skin ruff, woman’s dress, and maiden’s shawl. She may be barefooted or wear white boots. She usually carries a gourd filled with water. She is said to be the mother of all the kachinas, and is a principal actor in the Water Serpent Ceremony. She may appear at other ceremonies such as the Niman Kachina Dance. --Provenance: Dorothy Louise Luhrs PHD...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1197310 (stock #0-ka031)
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A small Hopi Kachina Doll hand carved and painted by Wilson Tewaquaptewa circa 1930-1940, with chicken feathers. Tewaquaptewa (1871-1960) was 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). His use of symbols, painted on the case mask, seems to be arbitrary...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1098552 (stock #0-ka008)
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A rarely carved secular version of the Buffalo Dance figure. Circa 1920. Having secular eyes, a buffalo dance headdress with horns, kilt, arm bands, and moccasins, and wearing a decorative, wooden, tail-like appendage. Excellent condition with only minor paint loss. In the four decades that I've been collecting and dealing kachinas, this is the first Buffalo Dance figure I've had. Dimensions: 8 1/2" tall.
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 : 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 #1266201 (stock #0-ka040)
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Black case mask with diamond shaped eyes, mouth showing teeth, and a beard. Cloth or fur ruff. Breech clout, body covered with antelope, sheep, or goat skin, with hair on, red moccasins. Black horizontal stripes on lower legs and forearms. Carries bow in right hand, and a quiver full of arrows over left shoulder. Appears in ordinary kachina dances, in Mixed Kachina Dance, and separately as a warrior. He is supposed to have been derived from the Walapai Indians...
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 : 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...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1920 item #652664 (stock #JW06)
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1.25" long x 1.25" wide. Silver and semi-precious stones (turquoise, jet, abolony, carl). A knife wing god with silver wings and tail feathers, applied silver beading and scrolling wire details.
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 #1285666 (stock #0-ka045)
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-Hopi Polychrome kachina doll by Wilson Tewaquaptewa -One of the earliest works of Wilson Tewaquaptewa c.1915-1920 -Height: 12 and 1/4 inches -Wilson Tewaquaptewa (1871-1960)was 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 putti...