Lot 4    

Scarce Imprint on Indian Basket Weaving,
2003 American Indian Arts. Sept. 12-13
James, George Wharton. How to Make Indian and Other Baskets. Pasadena: privately printed by author, 1903. 8vo, cloth with gilt front and spine, 138 pp. plus appendices and ads. Illustrated with both drawings and photographs.

James was the epitome of the self-made American, being born of commoner family in Lincolnshire and emigrating to America in 1881. He suffered from health problems most of his early life, then discovered the health benefits of the Southwest. For 30 years he travelled, wrote and learned from his tribal friends. It has been said that the Native peoples of the Southwest had no more supportive and sympathetic friend than James.

Condition:  
Light shelf wear, free front endpaper has corner cut, else fine.
Est $100 - $150
      Ask a Question

All Images

Modoc Polychrome Bow,
Lot # 645 - Modoc Polychrome Bow,
hourglass-shaped hardwood with faded red and black geometric design on front, original sinew string, length 45.75" x width 2.75". > Item Details
Plains Catlinite Pipe Bowl and Stem,
Lot # 510 - Plains Catlinite Pipe Bowl and Stem,
with raised ribbing on bowl and end of bowl near stem, 3.2" high x 3.75" long with simple carved stem with two flat sides and two round sides, 17" long; total length 20.5". Old museum accession number of "C-606" on underside of bowl in ink. Bowl shows considerable use. > Item Details
Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
Lot # 375 - Pima/ Tohono O'odham Basket,
is finely woven of willow and has 5 devil’s claw "hourglasses" bordered by triangles; each figure is separated by 2 rows of triangles. Basket has a wrapped rim and is of generous size; 6" high x 13.5" diameter. > Item Details
Eskimo Model Kayaks,
Lot # 332 - Eskimo Model Kayaks,
lot of 2. Both beautifully rendered of wood, hide, and bone. Includes one made of sealskin and with fine hide strings threaded through small bone beads on the top of kayak. A wooden figure with a painted face and wearing a parka completes the model, 17" long; AND another sealskin model with identi... > Item Details
Iroquois Staff,
Lot # 697 - Iroquois Staff,
made of knotted hardwood with separate curved handle. A black painted Broken Nose False Face mask, probably of basswood and with blond horsehair, is attached to the handle. Staff 50.5", mask is 2". > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 240 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of cobalt, white, and red white heart beads creating lanes with short arms on the vamps. Lanes resemble connected crosses. A lane of cobalt-stepped triangles on a white ground adds interest along the sole. Additional accent beads are pale green and greasy ye... > Item Details
Navajo Red and Brown Regional Weaving,
Lot # 147 - Navajo Red and Brown Regional Weaving,
ca 1900-1920, handspun wool woven in natural browns against aniline dyed red ground, central design of four connected serrated diamonds; 73" long x 41" wide. > Item Details
2 Pairs of Beaded Hide Moccasin Vamps,
Lot # 726 - 2 Pairs of Beaded Hide Moccasin Vamps,
Lot of 2. Includes one pair of Crow in colors of yellow, light blue, pink, orange, cobalt, red, tan-orange, orange, and white. Design consists of a small cross centered in a rectangle from which diamonds hang. Diamonds also drop from a cross bar. Number in black ink reads "CC770," length 7". AND a ... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Knife Case and Knife,
Lot # 273 - Sioux Beaded Knife Case and Knife,
ca 1900, thread-sewn hide with beaded front in colors of blue, greasy yellow, and red with white hearts against a white ground. Designed with geometric shapes and yellow beaded edging. Hide loop on back. Length: 6". Knife with single-edged forged steel, "BEPTRAM(?) Co" stamped on blade. Mounted in w... > Item Details
Group of Arrow Shafts,
Lot # 200 - Group of Arrow Shafts,
lot of 10. Includes one with complete arrow shaft with arrow hafted with sinew, end painted in red and blue; 30.75" long; PLUS five shafts with bulbous ends, three of these have sinew wrapped on middle and at end; 16.25" long, 16.25" long, 27" long; PLUS two decorated with faded blue markings; 17.7... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 246 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, have aniline dyed red quillwork stripes on the vamps and with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of medium blue, red, and white in a triangular design along the soles. Length 10.5". > Item Details
Eastern Woodland Native American Baskets,
Lot # 197 - Eastern Woodland Native American Baskets,
lot of 3. Includes a split ash oval decorated with cut potato stamping; 3.5" high x diameter 11"; PLUS a corn husk two-handled vase-shaped basket with scalloped lip; 8" high; AND a 2nd corn husk basket, circular; 8" high x 11" diameter. > Item Details
Northern California Twined Basket,
Lot # 638 - Northern California Twined Basket,
has simple decoration of triangles and forked rectangles along the rim; two lattice-twined rods reinforce center of decorative motif. Body of basket is light brown, decorative motifs are yellow; rim warps are cut flush, height 3" x diameter 6.25". > Item Details
Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 237 - Two Pair of Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1925, each pair has sinew-sewn beadwork. Includes a pair in colors of red, cobalt, green, yellow, and medium blue on a background of white and with long triangles on the vamps and smaller ones along the soles. Cuff is bound in green cotton, 9.5" long. AND a pair beaded in colors of yellow, bla... > Item Details
Plains Cree Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 235 - Plains Cree Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of white, green, and black in a striped motif that forms a long tab on the vamps; tongues have a pinked edge and cuffs are bound in a red cotton, 10.5" long. An atypical pair of mocassins, given that the tops are a Dakota style. The tapering beadwork is typical of... > Item Details
Kiowa Belt,  Strike-a-Lite Pouch, Awl Case, and Drop,
Lot # 566 - Kiowa Belt, Strike-a-Lite Pouch, Awl Case, and Drop,
finely beaded on the pouch and awl case in colors of sage, orange, yellow, pink, cobalt, blue, red, and turquoise. Pouch and awl case decorated with a tight fringe of copper cones and with long, metal tubular beads (one set on pouch is detached, but present). Drop with rectangular German silver pl... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 188 - Eastern Woodlands Beaded Hide Moccasins,
have a sun motif in colors of yellow, brown, red, pink and blue with brass marcasites on red wool on vamps. Cuffs are bound in tan velvet and have two rows of castellated cut fringe along cuff. Moccasins are lined in canvas twill; 7" long. > Item Details
Edeard Borein
Lot # 607 - Edeard Borein "Horse-Back Indian with Lance" Etching,
of a mounted Sioux warrior with buffalo headdress and holding a feathered lance, other riders in background, signed in etching lower left, length 10" x width 8", mounted in period frame, length 11.25" x width 9.25". John Edward Borein (1872-1945) born in California, left school at 17 to work as a s... > Item Details
Crow Dolls of Rider and Horses,
Lot # 489 - Crow Dolls of Rider and Horses,
lot of 3. Includes rider, horse and packhorse. Warrior has typical Crow top knot hairstyle and beaded leather leggings, rawhide shield, feathered cape and dance bustle all on leather body with embroidered facial features and buffalo hair. His mount is a white pony with leather saddle and bridle, ... > Item Details
Pima Baskets and Hopi Plaque,
Lot # 68 - Pima Baskets and Hopi Plaque,
lot of 3. Includes two Pima woven baskets -- one a bowl and other a "tumbler" -- both of willow with devil's claw fret motifs encircling the baskets and with rims of the same material. One is a bowl, 2" high x 9" diameter; PLUS the tumbler, 4.5" high x 4.5" diameter; AND a Hopi coiled yucca plaque... > Item Details
ITEMS 1-20 of 20
SKIP TO PAGE: