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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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Northern Plains Hide Gauntlets with Velvet Cutouts,
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Pima Tray,
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Handbook of South American Indians Vols. 1-6,
Lot # 44 - Handbook of South American Indians Vols. 1-6,
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Navajo and Mexican  Weavings,
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lot of 2, one of tightly handspun wool woven in natural colors of brown, tan, cream, and aniline dyed red with storm design; 40" long x 28" wide. AND a soft, tightly woven commercial wool in red, black, cream, and gray blue, banded design with cotton ties on edges; 42.5" long x 26" wide. > Item Details
Tesuque Rain God Figure,
Lot # 135 - Tesuque Rain God Figure,
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Northwest Coast Basket,
Lot # 62 - Northwest Coast Basket,
probably Quinault/Salish, is twined and has 4 simple bands rotating around basket, 11.5" high x 9" diameter. > Item Details
Eastern Pipe Tomahawk,
Lot # 666 - Eastern Pipe Tomahawk,
has wooden haft decorated with German silver, five carved bands and has an iron pipe/blade, length 17.5". > Item Details
Apache Beaded Hide Bags,
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lot of 3. Includes a drawstring pouch with identical designs on each side. Motifs consist of a large diamond filled with checks and with a leaf spray at each point in colors of black, green, and translucent. Bag has a border of parallelograms on each side and elaborate "salt and pepper" fringe at ... > Item Details
Navajo Yeibichai Weaving,
Lot # 423 - Navajo Yeibichai Weaving,
ca 1940s, handspun wool woven in natural cream, aniline dyed red, yellow, blue and orange with natural dark brown ground. Designed in two panels separated by vertical stripes and zigzags, each panel has four brightly dressed Yei, corner ties on three of four; 63" long x 32.5" wide. > Item Details
Chromolithograph of Indian Weavers by Couse,
Lot # 355 - Chromolithograph of Indian Weavers by Couse,
signed and dated in print 1909 on heavy card stock, in period wood frame, 15.5 x 20", 19 x 23.5" overall. > Item Details
<i>The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents:</i>
Lot # 56 - The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents:
Travels and Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France 1610-1791. Thwaites, Reuben Gold (ed.). New York: Pageant Book Co., 1959. 8vo., black cloth binding, gilt spine. This was the third and last printing of this expansive and rare work of 73 volumes. This edition published 2 volumes in ... > Item Details
Brule Sioux Quilled Hide Vest,
Lot # 468 - Brule Sioux Quilled Hide Vest,
has a delightful melody of butterflies, flags, and flowers in aniline dyed colors of rose, red, orange, purple, and green. Vest is bound in beige cotton; back is an olive cotton; 40" chest. Tag reads, "Collected at Martin, S.D." > Item Details
Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
Lot # 547 - Sioux Polychrome Parfleche Trunk,
has geometric designs executed in primary colors of brilliant red, blue, and yellow with small patches of green. Designs are outlined in black. Red wool strips wrapped with leather lacing create a bold border along edges and sides. Additional strips of leather form a handle and ties, length 16.5"... > Item Details
Sioux Hide and Beaded Sewing  Bag,
Lot # 561 - Sioux Hide and Beaded Sewing Bag,
ca 1890, is constructed of sinew and thread-sewn cow hide. The front decorated with beaded parallel panels of white, with red white-heart crosses the whole outlined in a lane of green beads with trimming of blue. Each with tin cones and orange horse hair drops. With a flap-like closure at top of ... > Item Details
Zia Polychrome Bowl,
Lot # 403 - Zia Polychrome Bowl,
ca 1900, with deep, thick, high walls. Outside decorated with band of stylized rainbirds and red slipped inside, "Reyest" signed near base; 5.25" high x 9.5" diameter. > Item Details
Navajo Silver Concha Belt,
Lot # 157 - Navajo Silver Concha Belt,
with typical stamping on the 7 conchas and oval buckle probably dates to the 1920s; concha 2.5" long and buckle 2.25" long. The pieces have copper straps and are strung on tan leather. Total length: 33.5". > Item Details
Cheyenne Beaded Awl Case,
Lot # 729 - Cheyenne Beaded Awl Case,
has beads wrapped to form stripes of color in translucent gold, green blue, rose, red, and white. Short fringe adorns the top and long fringe the bottom, length 6.5" w/o fringe. > Item Details
Navajo Wedding Baskets,
Lot # 381 - Navajo Wedding Baskets,
lot of 2. Both are coiled of aniline dyed and natural sumac and with false braid rims. Each has a tuft of cotton fabric that passes through center of basket. Colors are faded and it is difficult to see the spirit breaks. One is 2.5" high x 13.5" diameter AND other is 4" high x 14.5" diameter. > Item Details
Acoma Polychrome Miniature Ceramics PLUS,
Lot # 92 - Acoma Polychrome Miniature Ceramics PLUS,
lot of 6, all late 19th - 20th century. Includes 2 olla-shaped vessels, first with stylized fish pattern and late 19th c. printed label "From the Pueblo of Acoma" on bottom; 2.5" high x 4" diameter; PLUS one with elegant geometric pattern and pencil signature on bottom; 2.5" high x 3" diameter; PLUS... > Item Details
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