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Antique African hand-woven textile. SIZE: see attached ruler photo.
Antique African hand-woven textile. SIZE: see attached ruler photo. Photos are part of the description representing the condition report and can be used for authentication prior to the auction date. Pangaea Auctions urges Bidder's to view all attached photos in detail. #(Native American, Antique, Textile, Blanket, , ) Pangaea Auctions
Navajo Turquoise And Red Coral Sterling Silver
Navajo Turquoise And Red Coral Sterling Silver Ring. Ring Size: 7 Silver Tested. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. The Navajos are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States. After the Cherokee, they are the second largest federally recognized tribe in the United States. Until contact with Pueblos and the Spanish, the Navajos were largely hunters and gatherers. The tribe adopted crop farming techniques from the Pueblo peoples. The practice of spinning and weaving wool into blankets and clothing became common and eventually developed into a form of highly valued artistic expression. Silversmithing is an important art form among Navajos. Atsidi Sani c. 1830Ðc. 1918 is considered to be the first Navajo silversmith. He learned silversmithing from a Mexican man called Nakai Tsosi "Thin Mexican" around 1878 and began teaching other Navajos how to work with silver. By 1880, Navajo silversmiths were creating handmade jewelry including bracelets, tobacco flasks, necklaces and bracers. Later, they added silver earrings, buckles, bolos, hair ornaments, pins and squash blossom necklaces for tribal use, and to sell to tourists as a way to supplement their income. The Navajos' hallmark jewelry piece called the "squash blossom" necklace first appeared in the 1880s. Turquoise has been part of jewelry for centuries, but Navajo artists did not use inlay techniques to insert turquoise into silver designs until the late 19th century. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.) Pangaea Auctions
Indonesian wood sculpture carving of a man pla
Indonesian wood sculpture carving of a man playing an instrument. Condition Report: Broken foot. Estimated less than 50 yrs old. Indonesian art consists of various artistic expressions and artworks of the archipelagic nation of Indonesia. It includes both age old art forms and recently developed contemporary art. Indonesian arts have experienced foreign exposures and influences most notably from India, Arabia, China and Europe. The nation consists of 13,466 islands where 922 are permanently inhabited by over 300 ethnic groups speaking more than 700 living languages. Wood and stone sculpting tribal art has flourished within the culture of Nias, Batak, Asmat, Dayak and Toraja. Between 8th to 15th century, Javanese civilization has developed a refined stone sculpting art and architecture which was influenced by Hindu-Buddhist Dharmic civilization. The art of wood carving is quite well-developed in Indonesia and certain areas are well known for its refined wood carving culture in Jepara and Bali. Balinese painting tradition are notable for its highly vigorous yet refined intricate art which resembles baroque folk art with tropical themes. Modern Indonesian paintings were pioneered by Raden Saleh, an 19th century an Arab-Javanese painter renowned for his romantic-naturalistic work during Dutch East Indies period in Indonesia. Prominent Indonesian painters in 20th century includes Basuki Abdullah, Lee Man Fong, Ida Bagus Made, Dullah and Affandi. (Wikipedia) Size: See Ruler Photo. (Photos Represent The Condition Of The Lot.) Pangaea Auctions
Bell Trading Post Native American South West
Bell Trading Post Native American South West Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring. Silver Tested. Ring Size 10. he Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. They sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the southwestern United States until 1972. Estimated more than 50 yrs old. Native Americans also known as American Indians or just simply Indians are considered to be people whose pre-Columbian ancestors were indigenous to the lands within the nation's modern boundaries. These peoples were composed of numerous distinct tribes, bands, and ethnic groups, and many of these groups survive intact today as partially sovereign nations. The Iroquois, living around the Great Lakes and extending east and north, used strings or belts called wampum that served a dual function: the knots and beaded designs mnemonically chronicled tribal stories and legends, and further served as a medium of exchange and a unit of measure. The keepers of the articles were seen as tribal dignitaries. Pueblo peoples crafted impressive items associated with their religious ceremonies. Kachina dancers wore elaborately painted and decorated masks as they ritually impersonated various ancestral spirits. Sculpture was not highly developed, but carved stone and wood fetishes were made for religious use. Superior weaving, embroidered decorations, and rich dyes characterized the textile arts. Both turquoise and shell jewelry were created, as were high-quality pottery and formalized pictorial arts. Navajo spirituality focused on the maintenance of a harmonious relationship with the spirit world, often achieved by ceremonial acts, usually incorporating sand painting. The colors made from sand, charcoal, cornmeal, and pollen depicted specific spirits. These vivid, intricate, and colorful sand creations were erased at the end of the ceremony. (Wikipedia) Size and/or Weight: See Measurement Photo. (Photos Represent The Lot Condition.) Pangaea Auctions
Tubular Pipe / Shamans tool. Native American Indi etc.
Tubular Pipe / Shamans tool. Native American India. Illinois, c. 1,000 BC. Height/Length= 4.75(in), Width=1.75(in), Depth=N/A(in). Pangaea Auctions

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