Cabinet of Curiosities
These pieces are offered from Jeff's extensive personal collection of antique, historic and contemporary Native American arts and artifacts.
Fossil Walrus Ivory & Baltic Amber Necklace
1980's Fossil Walrus Ivory & Baltic Amber Necklace by Robert Kanalse. Item measures 15 ¼” necklace, made with 24 faceted Baltic amber beads and fossil walrus ivory beaver, bird and frog fetishes with large (3”x 1 ½”) fossil ivory hand motif central pendant.
Provenance: The Ramon and Colina Yazzie collection, Gallup, New Mexico
Coiled Salish Basket
1915 Coiled Salish basketry container, in a rectanglular squared shape, with a more narrow base; design consists of sparse rows of small embricated cream squares, with dark sides throughout the surface. Origin: Salish, Size: 18” across at top x 12” high.
26" long Cradle, Fraser River Salish, basketry, imbricated design, 1900.
Hand Woven Wool Rug
Hand woven wool rug, unknown Navajo artist. Measures 71½” x 41” .
Provenance: Reservation Collected, 1980’s
Hopi Coil Basket with Handle
Hopi Coil Basket with Handle, CA 1920’s. Origin: Second Mesa, Arizona. Old This Hopi coiled bowl-shaped basket with handle is an unusual piece. Dimensions: 7” tall x 10” (approximately) diameter.
Hopi Wicker Basket
Hopi Wicker Basket CA 1940’s, Origin: Second Mesa, Arizona. This is an Unusual example of a bowl-shaped wicker weaving. Colours are still bright.
Pair of late 19th century Apache horsehair quirts.
Plains Indian Dolls
Late 19th century Plains Indian Dolls. Bodies are hand made of stuffed muslin cloth, with hide for head, hands and feet. Hand stitched with cotton cord; faces are hand painted. Man is wearing faded red cotton shirt, white leggings, beaded moccasins and sash of braided yarn; cotton string hair, measures 11” high. Woman is wearing dark plains style dress with beadwork, red leggings, beaded moccasins and waist sash of braided yarn, and a hide and beadwork choker. Woman measures 10¾”. Provenance: Puchased 1993 from Will Channing.
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