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All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1394751 (stock #0-k058a)
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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 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. Length 3 1/8" X Width at the shoulders 1"
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1368358 (stock #119)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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The male doll has wood arms and is standing on a carved wood base. This is an extremely large wood pair. c. 1930-1940, male doll 15 5/8" height, female doll 14" height
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1940 item #1208544 (stock #116)
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Watercolor on paper depicting a woman with a basketry tray on her head filled with blue cornmeal, by Awa Tsireh (Cattail Bird) aka Alfonso Roybal circa 1930s. San Ildefonso, New Mexico. Awa Tsireh: Born February 1, 1898, NM; died May 1955 at San Ildefonso, NM; son of Alfonsita Martinez, potter, and Juan Esteban Roybal; nephew of Crescensio Martinez. By 1917, Alice Corbin Henderson had commissioned the artist to execute paintings for her...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1369181 (stock #J005)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Navajo stamped coin silver bracelet. In an excellent condition. 1 1/2" the space in the back, 1" width, c.1930
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1369180 (stock #J004)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Sterling silver. Rocker engraved flowers and leaves. The central panel rocker engraved with the words "Honest Injun" 1 1/2" space in the back, 1 1/4" width, c. 1930-40
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1396985 (stock #0-k057a)
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Articulated Mud head puppet carved by Henry Seeni. Similar example in Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado. 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1920 item #1388166 (stock #0-ka0)
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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. 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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1392102 (stock #0-ka0a1)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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 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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1388165 (stock #0-ka00)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1392098 (stock #0-ka0a)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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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 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...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1370051 (stock #J015)
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Men's Navajo ring. Coin silver. Letters 'D' AND 'J' engraved in the space at the back. ca. 1930-1940, size 7 1/2-8
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Pre 1940 item #1408286 (stock #0-k058d)
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Two types of masks: At First Mesa, a white case mask with beak, owl wings in place of ears. At Second and Third Mesas. a case mask covered with rabbit fur, "horns" of jackrabbit tails, beak. Fox skin ruff. Kilt, sash, fox skin, buckskin over back. White body paint. Carries a bow and a yucca whip. Appears in Mixed Kachina Dance, or in an ordinary kachina dance where he spies on the clowns...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1372889 (stock #J010c)
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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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1369179 (stock #J001)
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Snakes on the top and bottom row. c. 1930 1" space in the back, 1 1/2" width
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1372890 (stock #J010d)
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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
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1370866 (stock #J005c)
Alan Kessler Gallery
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Navajo Fred Harvey style bracelet with a Cerrillos turquoise stone. Geometric and Arrow Stamps on the silver band. ca. 1930-40, 1 1/4" width at the widest point, 1 1/4" space in the back, 1/2" Silver Band
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1940 item #1370044 (stock #J011)
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Navajo ring with green turquoise stone. Coin silver. Ca. 1940-1950, Size 7
All Items : Vintage Arts : Regional Art : Americas : American Indian : Handiwork : Pre 1930 item #1371648 (stock #J005e)
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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