Exceptional Apache polychrome (black and red) woven basket depicting 5 human figures and 5 animals along with other design elements. Some minot variations from age and use. 14 1/2" diameter, 3 3/4" high. Good quality tight weave and rim wrapping.
Inventory Number: 712NH130
Very large Southwest Pueblo Indian painted drum. 11" diameter and 10 1/8" high. Nice original condition with its original hide heads and ties. Early 20th C. From a CA collection.
Inventory Number: 1011EB187
Native American Speaker's Staff
Large carved Northwest Coast Native American Speaker's Staff from the mid 20th C. Very well carved with a4 large iconic figures. Accented with abalone eyes and dear feet. The main staffis in excellent original condition. The 2 wings are restorations, From a Washington State collection, Overall length is 60 1/2".
Inventory Number: 1010EB420
Penobscot War Club
Extra large Northeastern Indian carved and paint decorated war club. Exceptionally well carved and painted in excellet condition. A few minor root tip losses on back of the club head. 26" long, 9 1/2" across root head. circa 2nd 1/4 1900's. More detailed photos available.
Inventory Number: 511B375
NWC Pewter Feast Spoon
Very large and unusual 19th C. feast ladle made of pewter (bowl, eye inlays, beak decoration), copper(portion of bowl) and wood. The copper backing for the bowl is riveted to the pewter bowl with 12 copper rivets and another to connect the bowl to the wood handle. Carved wood handle with large carved face and bird with long beak that sets into the handle. Overall 14" long, pewter bowl is 6 1/2", wood handle is 10", beak 2 3/8". From an old Seatlle collection of Northwest Coast decorative arts.
Inventory Number: 610EB65
Small Apache Basket
Small Southwest Native American basket with 6 animals. Very tight weave - 3" diameter, 1 1/2" high, 1 3/4" loss along the rim (visible in photo), otherwise very good condition. Probably Apache origin, c. 1900.
Inventory Number: 710M3
Pacific Northwest Kwakiutl Mask
Fine old Pacific Northwest Coast Kwakiutl Indian Ceremonial Dance Mask attributed to master carver Jack James (1902-1980). Attribution based on comparisons to known masks and we believe this mask to be from his earlier work, c. 1935. Jack James was a contemporary of Willie Seaweed, a very respected carver of masks. This mask represents Bookwus or Wild Man of the Woods. Reference - Art of the Kwakiutl Indians by Audrey Hawthorn, pgs 291-296 for similar examples. The mask is carved from red cedar and retains its dance rigging and original natural hair pegged into the mask. It is painted in its original pigments that have aged to s soft patina. It is in fine original condition with normal paint wear. The size is 13" x 9" and 8 1/2" deep. Acquired from a Seattle, WA collection.
Inventory Number: 129EB150
Native American Turtle Rattle
Eastern Native American Snapping Turtle ceremonial rattle with its original Trade Bead wrapping and leather drops. Probably Iroguois Nation, 2nd Q 20th C. Very good original condition with 3 small holes in the very outer shell (the inner shell is all intact. The sinew sewn underside is all intact as well. 16 1/4" long overall. From an Arkansas collection.
Inventory Number: 310EB785
Hopi Kachina Doll
Nice large Hopi Indian Kachina Doll, 12" tall by 4 1/2" wide. Noteworthy detailed carving and paint decoration with its original feathers. Carved from the traditional cottonwood root. Probably from the mid 20th C., c. 1950's.
Inventory Number: 510B10
19th C. Native American Effigy Mask carved from a whale bone vertebra (whale spine section). Depicts Inuit face with bird crest. Bird has baleen eyes. 13 1/2" high, 7 1/4" wide and 7" deep.
Inventory Number: 68PA120
Native American Portrait on Leather
Late 19th or early 20th C. painting on leather of an Indian chief in profile. Excellent colors and artistic style. All original except frame. which may be the first frame, but done later in the painting's life. From an old Buffalo, NY collection. Sight size is 18" by 13"
Inventory Number: 509MW825
Pacific Northwest Totem
Late 19th/early 20th C. Northwest Coast carved and painted cedar totem pole. 31.5" tall. 3" wide. Nice large size, very well carved and retaining it original painted surface. Interesting cultural imagery of the Native American life. Excellent condition. From a CT collection.
Inventory Number: 88MW275
Pima Indian Basket
Large and very deep Pima basket. Bold graphic decoration. Excellent condition. Early 20th C. 16" diameter, 7 " high.
Inventory Number: 198R130
Pima Indian Basket
A very crisp and bright c. 1900 Pima Indian basket decorated with a whirling log design. Excellent original condition with no observed broken or missing stitches. Size is 11 1/4" diameter by 2 1/2" high. From a British Columbia collection.
Inventory Number: 108CAN631
Native American Cradle Board
Full Size Apache Indian Cradle Board. Nicely carved wood frame and back slats with separate woven wood and fabric hood. Fabric head rest, side covers and baby ties. Natural wood and yellow paint decoration. Inscribed on back of boards "Made by Effie Bona Bylas", probably c. 1930's. Very nice as used condition. Size is 33" long, 11" wide, hood is 13" high.
Inventory Number: 128EB205
Northwest Coast Halibut Bowl
19th C. Northwest Coast Native American carved food bowl in the shape of a native halibut. Beautifully carved bowl with the halibut supported on a raised pedestal form. Well carved details with abalone inlayed eyes and original painted accents (yellow, black and red). Excellent original condition with a nice old worn patina. The wood is cedar. 19 3/8" long, 7 3/4" wide and 3 3/8" high. A fine example from an old collection.
Inventory Number: 78B220
Plains Indian Doll
Nice Plains Indian doll with pleasing expression and hide costume with nicely beaded accents and mocassins. Early 20th C. origin. Hand sewn. She is 10 3/4" tall.
Inventory Number: 68PA55
A carved animal bone "addle addle", a tool used in hunting or foraging for food by Native Americans. There is a carved decoration in the top, and an arrow head attached to one end. 7 1/2" long.
Inventory Number: 97B40
Leather Cowboy Chaps
Nicely styled and well worn real cowboy chaps. Fringed edges with "silver" mounts. Legs are all leather with a full length zipper to close legs. Very nice original worn condition. Belt has been replaced. Found in Arizona. Probably mid 20th C. Size about 36" long, legs about 9-10" wide.
Inventory Number: 107HP20/26
Tooled Leather Saddle Bags
Nice pair of hand tooled leather western saddle bags. Rawhide sewn construction with some copper rivets and "silver" mounts. Well used, but still in excellent original condition. Found in Arizona. Probably 2nd 1/4 20th C. Approximately 10-11" wide and 36" long.
Inventory Number: 107M27
5 Turquoise Navajo Cuff
Navajo sterling cuff with 5 turquoise nuggets. Fits a small wrist, which is sometimes hard to find. 5" around the inside with a 1 1/8" opening.
Inventory Number: 114P11
Navajo Sterling Cuff with 38 Turquoise Stones
Navajo sterling cuff with 38 turquoise nuggets. 5 7/8" around inside with a 1 1/4" opening.
Inventory Number: 75B10
Plains Indian Moccasins
A lovely pair of large Plains Indians beaded moccasins in green, blue, red and white. They are in excellent condition with some minor bead loss on one tongue flap. 11” long from toe to heel.
Inventory Number: 94B16
Navajo Squash Blossom Necklace
This is a lovely, long Navajo squash blossom necklace in Sterling and turquoise. It measures 28” from clasp to clasp and has 20 turquoise nuggets. We are dating it from the 1950-60’s. It was not signed by the maker.
Inventory Number: 47943384
Navajo Indian basket, 15 3/4" across and 4 1/4" high. C. 1950. In excellent condition.
Inventory Number: 114EB327
Pima Indian basket, 15" across, 3 1/4" high. Early 20th C., very good condition.
Inventory Number: 94V38
Inuit round covered basket in excellent condition. First half 20th C. 9.5" tall, 34.5" circumference. Alaskan origin.
Inventory Number: 114P2
A nice Acoma pot in the traditional cream, terra cotta and black colors. Good natural wear. Early to Mid 20th C. 6 1/2" high with a 5" Diameter opening in the top.
Inventory Number: 55P50