Condition: Overall very good condition, rods, and stiches intact
Additional Information: According to J.F. Breazeale author of The Pima and His
Basket, (Published by the Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society in 1923) this
pattern was sometimes called a swing or ladder design for lack of a better term.
These powerful three-dimensional sculptures are fabricated on wooden armatures and
retain original paint and fabric. It appears that the straw/grass headdress was taller; the
other figures hair is adorned with beads and feathers. Very good condition considering
medium; minor imperfections consistent with age and use.
Each mask is approximately 29.5" high by 25" wide by 9.5" deep.
Pottery bowl with rounded but stable base, tall thin walls and rim; nine panes of
pigmented geometric decoration in repeating design
(Chip to rim, else fine and original; height: 4.5"; width: 8.5"; depth: 8.25")
The stick-handle continuing to the nearly round burl head…very old black paint in dry patina over oyster white over red; triple layer appears to only be in the grip area.
(Excellent condition; length: 14")
Beaded Velveteen Cap, Native American, Head Gear, Floral Decoration
Iroquois, Niagara Floral Style
Four panel thread sewn on velvet, lined with polished cotton, decorated with multiple seed bead colors creating a full floral pattern centered by rows of white beads and dotted with sequence. Insignificant bead loss.
(Great color and patina, age unknown; dimensions: height is 10", W: 6")
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Wood back with protruding footrest (carved), the back is neatly scratch decorated;
Woven burden strap (trumpline). Excellent original condition; height: 25”, width at top: 11.25”, tapering to 9.75” at base.
Waste-not-want-not...during the period that we suspect this was made, circa 1900, we find many photographs depicting Indian women wearing beaded purses made of recycled materials-and why not! They were inspired by purses worn by tourists visiting the reservations.
Dimensions: 9.75 by 6.5-inches.