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We are pleased to offer a selection of Native American Indian Art...all pieces come from my personal collection. I started collecting Native American Indian art in the early 1970's and these pieces are exceptional pieces of work. Many pieces were purchased directly from the artists themselves. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Sterling Silver Lost Wax Indian Dance Figure

Artist: Emily Sharp

SKU #881037

This is one of a kind sculpture done by the late artist Emily Sharp. This solid sterling silver dancer sits upon a wooden base which has a piece of Arizona sandstone as it's resting place.

This exquisite miniature shows the dancer with full buffalo hair leggings with bells around the top. An Eagle feather bustle and a feather fan being held in the left hand with a wand in the right. As with all of Emily's sculptures, the exacting to detail is incredible. Every piece of art is shown as the dancers costume would be in the original dance-right down to the braided hair ties.

Signed with a sterling silver dot with ES embossed in it. This would make a nice addition to any collection.

Wooden Base 5 5/8" by 6 1/2'

The figure its self stands 3 3/4" high 2" wide and 1 1/2" deep.

Price: $500



Sterling Silver Lost Wax Southwest Indian Buffalo Dancer

Artist: Emily Sharp

SKU #0815075

This one of a kind lost wax sterling silver art is by the famous Southwest artist, Emily Sharp. Emily was known for her minute details down to the  moccasins, shields, feathers and even the coyote tail on the waist. Emily attended many of the dances, sings and festivals through the Southwest region. Each piece of her art is singed with a sterling silver button with ES located on the corner of the base. The silver has not been polished on this piece so it has a dark patina on the figure. This is one of many pieces I bought this from Emily herself in 1976.

Wood base foundation 7 1/4" by 5 3/8" by 1 3/4" supporting a piece of Arizona sandstone.

On the sandstone is the sterling figure which is 2 7/8" high and 4 1/2" wide at the lance.

Total height of the figure and base is 5".

Price: $500



Navajo Wedding Basket

SKU #880082

This beautifully woven traditional Navajo Wedding basket is made from the bark of the sumac and has natural vegetable and synthetic dye for color. An additional item on this basket is the feed sack strip of cloth in the center for hanging on the wall. This coil basket is in perfect condition. Age. from the 1930 to early 1940.

11 3/8" wide by 5" deep.

Price: $475



Navajo Wedding Basket

SKU #880076

This basket is made from sumac bark and had been dyed with natural and synthetic colors. If one looks closely you still see bits of corn meal that was used in the wedding ceremony. Dating from around the 1940's this Navajo wedding basket is in pristine condition.

9 3/4" wide by 2 1/2" deep.

Price: $375



Cochiti Pueblo Indian Pot

Artist: Laurencita Hererra

SKU #071074

This hand formed pinch pot bowl with an oval shape is made from red domestic clay. It has a white slip and black painted designs with a three dimensional lizard in the center. You will notice that the traditional spirit opening is visible around the rim. This piece of pottery is done in the very traditional manner. Laurencita was a wonder woman who's entire family were and still are artist. This bowl was purchased in her home on the Cochiti Pueblo out of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the middle 1970's.

Measures: 3 7/8" by 3 3/8" & stands 1 3/8" high

Price: $85



Santa Clara Pot

Artist: Mary Cain

SKU #868995

This black hand burnished Santa Clara Pueblo pottery by Mary Cain is exquisite. The highly incised carved design depicts the rain serpent around the entire perimeter of the hand formed bowl. Signed on the bottom by the artist Mary Cain Santa Clara Pueblo. This was purchased in Santa Fe, New Mexico in the mid 1970's at the Indian market.

Standing 3 1/2" high and a 5" circumference with a 3 1/2"opening

Price: $365



Southwest Indian Bowl

Artist: Golden Rod

SKU #868989

This beautiful burnished bowl is made by the famous potter Golden Rod. The figure of the hunchback flute player is etched into the clay around the opening. A Turquoise cabochon is placed on the eye of the flute player and a natural coral cabochon is in the center on a circular feather design on the rim of this finally executed piece. Purchased form the artist at the Santa Fe Indian Market in the mid 1970's. There are not any scratches, chips or bruises on this fine example of her work.

Circumference is 5" and 2 1/2" high with a 1 5/8" opening.

Price: $450



Peru - Painted Clay Bowl

SKU #971263

This small bowl is from Peru, but fit nicely with the items above, so we've included it here. This hand built bowl has extremely thin walls and the design is painted with yucca fiber.The outside color of this bowl looks like a burnt sienna color. One flaw from the glazing shows a chip or a glaze flake. A picture of this is shown. The flake is ~ 1/4" by 3/16". On the bottom of the bowl an area looks as if a tire tread was left on the clay. I am not sure if this is from the firing or storing the bowl in newspaper. It does not detract form the initial look of the piece. There is a number 95 written on the bottom foot. Collected in the early to middle 1970's. The age is unknown.

Measures 4 5/8" across.

Price: $150



Navajo Folk Art Clay Toy

SKU #075074

You are looking at a wonderful piece of folk art from the Navajo Reservation out of Farmington, New Mexico. This was purchased in the middle 1970's from Tanners. Navajo toys are clay formed into figures then painted with poster paint. There is not any firing done on this type of art so each item is very fragile. The rider's hat is made of black paper and is not removable. He has small chips of turquoise for eyes. 

The bridle is made of cotton twine and copper wire. Natural will is used for the tail and mane. The bedroll is made from an old beacon blanket. Slight damage on the ears of the horse,but no broken parts.

Cotton string is used as a lead. The pack animal has a cotton bundle of an old beacon blanket and two clay barrels on either side on the pack animal. There is damage on the right ear of this animal. It was broken when purchased in the 1970's.  A wonderful piece of folk art to be enjoyed.

The rider stands 4 1/2" high on his own and sits 5 1/2" high on the horse.

The horse is 3 1/2" high and 5 1/2" long.

The pack animal stands 2 3'4" high and 3" long and 2 3/4" wide.

Price: $350



Miniature Navajo Rug

SKU #970555

A sweet miniature Navajo rug collected in the middle 1970's. There are not any moth bites or snags in this wonderful piece of folk art, but it has been exposed to household living, it does need to be cleaned. The red, grey, white and black wool is all hand spun. The weft is approx 42 per inch.

Measures 3 4/8" wide by 4 5/16" long.

Price: $150



Minature Navajo Rug

SKU #970557

This miniature Navajo rug was also collected in the mid 1970's. The color is a sage green and white. Made with hand spun wool, the pattern is not the usual design seen in the miniatures, but it goes well with a contemporary home. There are two small moth bites on one side (1/8 x 1/8") and another moth bite along the opposite edge(1/16x1x16") the warp is showing. This small rug has also been exposed to household use and needs to be cleaned. Still a nice piece of Navajo Indian Folk Art.

Measuring 5 11/16" wide by 7" long.

Price: $135




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