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This page depicts the diversity of Native American Art, yesterday and today. It represents a collection of highly unusual, sometimes impossible to find traditional items that reflect the spirit and enduring will of Native America through the ages.
It also represents Native American Art that is created from non-traditional materials, especially glass, that shows each of us how top Native American Artists continue their cultural tradition through new media.
These collections represent the results of our efforts to bring you the opportunity to learn about Native America and to participate, in a small way, in the magnificent history and art of The People.
Each of Carol Lujan's Glasswork may be featured as a wall display,
or on an easel.
In the Hopi culture, the groom and his male relatives weave fine wedding clothes for the bride, a process that may take months.
The bride will appear dressed in the white wedding robe, white deerskin boots and a black manta. Her face will be painted white, and in her arms she will carry another robe identical to the one that she is wearing. The second robe will be in a “suitcase” made of willow twigs, and rain sash symbolizing fertility. She eventually will be wrapped in that one when her life ends, and she will be buried in it for her trip to the cloud country, where cloud people reside.
Today, such a rare ensemble (right) is on display, and available at River Trading Post, Scottsdale. It includes two wedding robes, a reed wrapping mat, moccasins, and rain sash.
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|The doll is an integral part of Native American life, and of our Diverse Indian Arts collection.||
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|Edward S. Curtis Photogravures|
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|#6524s||Comanche||23"||Toy cradleboard created by Beverly Issac. Detail includes a beaded miniture Turtle Fetish and a Medicine Bag on either side of the opening. Buckskin and cedar.||$450|
|#6488||Crow||18" x 5"||Child's toy cradleboard by award winning Crow Artist, Mary Lou Big Day.||$200|
|#6392s||Osage||11" x 11" x 33"||Osage cradleboard circa 1930 - 1940 with fingerwoven tying sash.||$3400||Sold|
|#6377||Sioux||16" x 30"||1960's Sioux cradleboard||$350||Sold|
|#3138||Plateau||39" x 13"||Beaded hide cradleboard composed of bent wood wrapped with hide. Beaded lizard fetish hangs on the side. From the ex collection of Carl Moon. Cradleboard retains original Moon leather label.||$5320|
||#2419||Plains||22" x 9"||A beautiful contemporary beaded cradleboard with geometric design in yellow, orange, red and blue on a white background. In a museum display case that has some scratches.||$800|
|Other Diverse Art Forms|
|#5992f||Navajo||11"||Navajo Folk Art
|#2770s||Navajo||Size Small||A great vest woven for a little boy.||$500||Sold|
|#6035||Ramona Morrow (Ojibwe)||28" x 30"||Buffalo Hunt Pictoral||$500|
|#6001||Mary Lou Big Day
|25" tomahawk axe;
7" x 16" weaving
|A beautiful creation by IACA Artist of the Year winner, Mary Lou Big Day.||$550||Sold|
|#1919F||Navajo||5.5" x 5.75"||1940's Navajo medicine man bag decorated with antique dimes.||$4400||Sold|
|#318||Navajo||3.75" high x 1.5" dia||An unusal sterling holy oil bottle created for Father Davis at St. Michaels Mission, Arizona.||$300|
|#6888||Navajo||2.5" x 1.5" x .5"||Navajo Pollen Box||$240|
|#1980||Sioux||17" x 3"||Antique Turtle Society ceremonial drum.||
|#1009s||Hopi||20" x 18"||
Salako Mana dance tablita.
|#1110s||Hopi||18" x 24"||Palhik Mana Dance Tablita.||$750|
|#3253||Iroquois||11.25" x 14.25"||A pow-wow breastplate constructed of bone hair pipe, glass beads and brass bells. From the Six-Nations Reserve, Canada||$240||Sold|
|#3343||Sioux||9" x 21"||Early 20th century Sioux Woman's Ceremonial Breastplate. Exhibited in Lucite Museum case.||$1500|
|#1714s||Plateau||13" x 25"||A plateau parfleche circa 1910. Very fine condition.||$2000|
|#3362||Crow||14" x 28"||A parfleche from around 1880. Mounted in a Lucite museum display.||$2200||Sold|
|#3392S||Santo Domingo Pueblo||30" x 54"||This is a 1940's dance kilt used during the Buffalo dance at Santo Domingo Pueblo. It is decorated with tin jingles, and includes a dance pouch.||$2000||Sold|
|#3344||Northwest Coast||Quiver 22" x 4"; Bow 41" x 2"; Arrows 30"||Northwest Bow, 8 Arrows and WoodenQuiver from around 1900. Exhibited in a 40.5" x 50" Lucite museum display.||$2500|
|#1985||Sioux||33" x 25"||Hide painting depicting horse raids by the Sioux on different surrounding tribes. Decorated with coup feathers, indicating that no blood was shed during the raids. By Robert Young.||$600|
|#3377||U.S. Government Survey||6" x 9" Image in 17" x 19" matted frame.||This original lithograph was by H.B. Mollhausen and published by the United States 35th Parallel Survey around 1860. It is titled "Indian Designs and Manufactures" and is inscribed in the image.||$225|
|7" tall with 7" x 9" brim||We rescued this dusty "Chiefs Top Hat" from a dusty shelf at the San Xavier mission. The colors of the beaded brim represent the four seasons as well as the four directions.||$900||Sold|