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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
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Three Blackfoot Photographs by Roland Reed,
Lot # 615 - Three Blackfoot Photographs by Roland Reed,
unmounted 11" x 14" early silver prints, including "The Hunting Ground", "The Watering Place" and "Waiting for the Hunters". Each image depicts the majestic landscape of the west and a clip into the lives of its Native Americans. Titled in pencil on rear. > Item Details
Tlingit Souvenir Basket,
Lot # 58 - Tlingit Souvenir Basket,
twined of spruce root has "Alaska" woven in green fiber and has two cream bands bordering top and bottom. Basket was probably originally a cup; remnants of handle remain on side, 3.5" high x 3.5" diameter. > Item Details
Plains Indian Horn Spoon and Wand Handle,
Lot # 602 - Plains Indian Horn Spoon and Wand Handle,
lot of 2. Includes a big horn sheep spoon with a leather covered handle terminating in short fringe. Leather is thread-stitched. Length: 10.75"; AND a wooden artifact with a deeply carved zigzag running entire length of wand(?). Surface has a red-brown pigment; midsection wrapped with leather stri... > Item Details
Crow Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 589 - Crow Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca. 1890, have charming stylized floral design on the vamp in colors of blue, yellow, green, cobalt, red, and translucent orange -- all outlined in a single row of white beads. A narrow band of red wool cloth and black pinked wool is inserted into seam under cuff, length 11". > 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
Crystal Style Navajo Weaving,
Lot # 425 - Crystal Style Navajo Weaving,
ca 1940, tightly handspun wool woven in earthtones of cream, brown, and a hint of aniline dyed red, against a gray ground. Central pattern of crosses with "triangular terraces" at corners, terraced zigzag border, original corner ties; 84" long x 45.5" wide. > Item Details
Eskimo Whalebone Pin,
Lot # 712 - Eskimo Whalebone Pin,
with handsome carved top knob of four diamonds, each centered with a "dot." Lower end tapers to a point; object was possibly part of a fishing implement or a net making tool, 20.5" long. (For similar examples see, Nelson: Pl. LI.) > Item Details
Iroquois Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 184 - Iroquois Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with thread-sewn beadwork in colors of red "white hearts," medium blue, white, crystal, and green in a stylized floral motif on the vamps and the cuffs. Additional embellishment includes blue silk bindings and ribbon ties. Muslin lines the cuffs; mattress ticking lines the vamps; 8.75" long. > Item Details
Southern Teton Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 234 - Southern Teton Lakota Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1910, each with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of dark rusty red and cobalt that form a large cross on each vamp. Background colors are typical salt and pepper beadwork in many colors and this continues around the sides and back of moccasins. Cuffs are trimmed in faded blue cotton and stitched w... > Item Details
Santo Domingo Polychrome Basket and Wedding Jar,
Lot # 128 - Santo Domingo Polychrome Basket and Wedding Jar,
lot of 2, both ca 1920, black and red flower design on basket, handle black with red underside, base slipped red; 5.5" high x 7" diameter, AND wedding jar with connecting symmetrical design, painted in bold, thick lines, handle painted in red with white ovals, red dots on rims of spouts; 7.5" high x... > Item Details
Santee Sioux Beaded Bridle,
Lot # 518 - Santee Sioux Beaded Bridle,
circa 1890. Leather bridle with beaded cotton cover designed with oak leaves and acorns interspersed with geometric designs. Beaded hide medallions with blue ribbon center sewn at junction of head stall and brow band, blue snap beaded loop fringe on front edge of brow band. Hinged bit. Included is m... > Item Details
Crow Men's Blanket Leggings,
Lot # 475 - Crow Men's Blanket Leggings,
each has a red wool panel, outlined in white beads, wrapping around lower leg. Panels also have three beaded, upright stripes on each side--a yellow with a turquoise one either side. On front, near each knee, maker has placed a red wool "triangle" bordered and tipped with triangles in white beadwo... > Item Details
Plains Bow,
Lot # 284 - Plains Bow,
recurved bow with blue painted front, sinew wrapped grip, and sinew bowstring. Museum accession number on back. Length: 38". > Item Details
Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
Lot # 700 - Northwest Coast Bighorn Sheep Spoon,
has engraved designs of circles, ellipses, and cross-hatches that have been darkened. Spoon has a paper label that reads: "Hyde Exploring Expedition Indian Goods, (partial N) Mexico, Arizona, New York," length 11.25". > Item Details
University of Kentucky Archaeology Series,
Lot # 38 - University of Kentucky Archaeology Series,
lot of 3. Including Webb, W.S. and Funkhouser, W.D. The University of Kentucky Reports in Archaeology and Anthropology, Vol. III, Nos. 5 & 6, [Chilton Site and Ricketts Revisited]. Lexington: Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, 1937 & 1940. 8vo in original printed heavy paper wraps. AND Webb, W.S... > Item Details
Eskimo Ivory and Bone Kayak Model,
Lot # 331 - Eskimo Ivory and Bone Kayak Model,
depicts a soapstone hunter unaware that a goose is following him. Kayak is decorated in delightful dot pattern, 7.75". > Item Details
Oil on Canvas Plains Native American on Horseback,
Lot # 608 - Oil on Canvas Plains Native American on Horseback,
anonymous, probably late 19th century. A somewhat naive but colorful, folksy painting, unframed length 36" x width 20". > Item Details
Pima Tray,
Lot # 368 - Pima Tray,
is coiled of fine willow strips with devil's claw geometric designs of rectangles and squares radiating out from the center of the basket. Rim is wrapped in devil's claw; 8" diameter. Documentation is on a museum catalog card from the John Short Museum in Fresno, CA and states: "Sacaton, Ariz. Oct.... > Item Details
Eastern Woodlands Beaded Sash,
Lot # 689 - Eastern Woodlands Beaded Sash,
probably Ojibwa, is beaded in green, reds, and blues against a greasy yellow ground, and is designed with seven outlined multicolored maple leaves and a green wool border. Three hook clasps on back, length 40" x width 5". > Item Details
Cheyenne Beaded Hide Women's Leggings,
Lot # 478 - Cheyenne Beaded Hide Women's Leggings,
ca 1895, have sinew-sewn beads in colors of yellow-gold, red, turquoise, cobalt, green, and white in an intricate pattern of parallel stripes that form blocks. Some stripes are outlined with rows of triangles while others are filled with tiny rectangles. Leggings have a delicate edging of red and t... > Item Details
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