c. 1870 - 1880
Blackfeet backrest with carved tripod. All original poles and willow slats are hand carved and stained with green pigment. Upper panel decorated with cotton calico, Northern Plains wool trade cloth and beads. Backrest 56" long, 37" wide and Tripod poles are 62" each.
Navajo medicine rattles made with a wood handles, wrapped in leather and painted with red pigment. Deer hooves (dew claws) are hung with leather strips and the bottom terminates with buffalo fur. The rattle on the right has had some of the leather thongs replaced. Being larger this is considered the male rattle.
Length each 10 1/2"
$1,100.00 #9696 left
$700.00 #9697 right
Hair roach made of Porcupine guard hair and red dyed deer hair. Roach base made of woven and dyed deer hair. Excellent condition, provided with stand.
Roach: 12" length x 10 " wide
21" height on stand
Otter hair wrapped frame. Medicine cross center, with mirror and sun burst detail. Quilled drops with dyed horse hair and metal cone detail.
8 ½" diameter, 16" in length with drops
Upper half is fully-beaded in a geometric design on a white beaded background. 19th century calico cloth has been used to wrap the bottom half. Top of carrier has a beaded rosette design.
c. 19th century
Black velvet purse with inset beaded panles on both sides with floral patterns in white, green, blue, pumpkin, pink and red beads and silk tassle at the end, with a decorative metal clasp and chain.
8" wide x 13" long including tassel.
c. 19th Century
Kiowa Painted Child's Tipi, by Bufflao Forehead, also known as Charley Ohettoint and Charley Buffalo.
This child's tipi on buffalo hide is a wonderful example of Native American plains art. The children's tipis are extremely rare and this example is in pristine condition.
24" high with lodge poles, 18" diameter
Rare Northeastern-Midwestern hand-hewn bowl. The vast size and specimen quality of the ash burl is exceptional. The turned form has a subtle stepped exterior dictated by two incised bands. Typical with many burl vessels and especially bowls of this scale it has a few natural inclusions- these have period fills of natural tree resin- an effective and beautiful resolve to these voids.
Bowls of this scale are typically associated with Native American feast and food preparations bowls. Personally, having studied well over one thousand North American ash burl bowls, it is my experience that bowls of this scale and quality are not only desirable, but few and far between.
Measurements: 23 1/2" Diameter x 8 1/2" High
c. Early 20th Century
An unusual cribbage board depicting two men arm-wrestling. Also, a seal, walrus, polar bear devouring a seal, a fox carrying a bird, and another seal. Traces of polychrome. Verso: Four caribou, and an arctic bird carrying a rabbit to two baby birds.
23 1/4" long
Bannock Indian Tipi model made in the Great Basin area (Idaho, Oregon, Utah). Constructed with native tanned deerskin with Native Indian figures attached. Decorated with opaque seed beads and transparent cut glass beads.
An extremely rare artifact; one of the first we have had in over 10 years. Made with bent wood frame and rawhide, with pebbles inside. Design on both sides.
12" long, 8 1/2" wide
c. 19th Century
Native tanned hide with one side beaded. Outlined in apple green, with a primary bar design of white & black beads, with the center body of dark pink, black & apple green beads. From the top of the fetish is a hide thong w/2 brass beads.
6" long, 2" wide