Condition: Very good, typical scattered paint loss
Additional Information: Ornamented with relief-carved foliate designs issuing from
pots, trailing vines and birds painted in red, brown, green, and black. This style of
carving was influenced by French Canadian folk artists. During the late 17th century, the
French established several Catholic villages around Montreal. French-Canadian folk art influenced the
Native Indian arts.
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")
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.
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