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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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Ojibwa Beaded Knife Sheath,
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Sioux Matching Polychrome  Parfleche Envelopes,
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ca. 1890. Painted in bright colors of red, blue, and yellow and decorated with a repeating bold geometric pattern. Envelopes have hide ties, length 21.5" x height 10.5". > Item Details
Prairie Breechcloth,
Lot # 226 - Prairie Breechcloth,
probably Oto, is made of deep navy wool with multicolored selvage and beaded in colors of green, pink, blue, orange, red, and taupe crystal--all curvilinear designs are outlined with two lanes of white beads. Breechcloth edges are bound, one with deep magenta ribbon and other with purple, 15" long ... > Item Details
Plains Heart-Cutout Tomahawk Pipe,
Lot # 536 - Plains Heart-Cutout Tomahawk Pipe,
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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
Hopi  Basket and Plaque,
Lot # 85 - Hopi Basket and Plaque,
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Sioux Beaded Hide Knife Case and Knife,
Lot # 557 - Sioux Beaded Hide Knife Case and Knife,
ca 1900, has sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of medium blue, cobalt, greasy yellow, red "white hearts," and medium green on a white ground. Design, on front only, consists of long rectangle filled with three crosses and large triangles filled with windows along the curved edge. Across the top four t... > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 242 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1915, each has sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of red, cobalt, and green plus brass beads. Design on vamps consists of a large cross on a white ground; small beaded tabs hang from either side of the main motif, 10" long. > Item Details
Hopi Katsina Doll,
Lot # 87 - Hopi Katsina Doll,
carved of wood, is Palhikmana (Water Maiden) and is said to have belonged to Catherine Timeche. Katsina retains some face paint and remnants of manta paint, but is missing her headdress; 7" high. > Item Details
Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
Lot # 584 - Sioux Beaded Hide Moccasins,
with sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of green, dark red, blue, black, and greasy yellow on a white ground. Vamps have large triangles pointed toward the toes and borders along soles are filled with parallelograms, length 11". > Item Details
Pima/Tohono O'odham PLUS,
Lot # 70 - Pima/Tohono O'odham PLUS,
lot of 2. Includes one large basket woven of yucca with devil's claw stepped geometric designs rotating around the baskets, and forming a diamond pattern, rim wrapped in devil's claw, 6.5" high x 11.25" diameter AND an African basket designed with zigzag arrows, 6" high x 15" diameter. > Item Details
Sioux Quilled Breast Plate,
Lot # 522 - Sioux Quilled Breast Plate,
ca 1910, quilled slats in vivid colors of yellow, purple, red, and green designed with geometric devices, horizontal bands on purple cotton with tin disks and black beads alternating with green feathers. Drops on bottom made of tin cones and green feathers; neck closed with large black, green, and ... > Item Details
Knife with Fish and Water Serpent Lead Inlay,
Lot # 668 - Knife with Fish and Water Serpent Lead Inlay,
wonderful 19th century trade knife with unmarked 4.75" single-edged steel blade and two-piece ash or oak handle attached with 3 brass rivets. Handle has Native American lead inlay on each face, top and bottom edges and pommel. Left face has wonderful tapering snake with extended tongue and one rive... > Item Details
Blackfeet Rawhide Rattle,
Lot # 318 - Blackfeet Rawhide Rattle,
over a wooden stick is hand- stitched and has small stones(?) inside, 10" long. > Item Details
San Ildefonso Black-on Black Dish,
Lot # 123 - San Ildefonso Black-on Black Dish,
with feather design on one half and geometric design on the other, bottom signed "Blue Corn/ San Ildefonso/ Pueblo"; 5" long x .75" high x 3.5" wide. > Item Details
Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
Lot # 461 - Hopi Snake Dance by Ben Wittick,
lot 2, both albumen; 7.75" x 9.5", mounted on larger cardstock, 10" x 12", signed and titled in negative, including image entitled "Moqui Indian Village, Arizona" with inked inscription on rear, "Snake Dance of the Moqui's-Aug. 11th 89 Beginning of the Dance;" AND an image entitled "Ng-Nue-Si, Moqui... > Item Details
101 Ranch Indian Bow,
Lot # 286 - 101 Ranch Indian Bow,
recurved bow, painted yellow and black on red front with solid yellow back. Faint lettering on side, "BOW MADE ON 101 RANCH 1907 BY PONCA INDIANS." Length: 53". > Item Details
Sioux Quilled and Beaded Hide Woman's Moccasins,
Lot # 252 - Sioux Quilled and Beaded Hide Woman's Moccasins,
ca 1885, has sinew-sewn quills in a narrow white stripe on the vamp and along the sole a blue beaded background with triangles and diamonds in cobalt and red. Women covered the plain ankle flaps with decorated leggings, 9.5" long. > Item Details
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