Lot 223    

Hubbell Trade Bead Necklaces,
2004, American Indian Art Auction / Sept 18-19
lot of 2. Both of European manufacture and made to appeal to the Southwestern Indians love of turquoise. One is of pale, translucent turquoise beads separated by twenty-four opaque balls and eight opaque pear shaped beads from which is suspended a pendant of a larger pear bead and a smaller one, length 27"; AND another of eleven melon beads separated white glass balls with a black disc on either side, length 17.5".

Ex First People's Museum of the American Indian and Eskimo

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Plains Man's Bone Hair Pipe and Hide Breastplate,
Lot # 634 - Plains Man's Bone Hair Pipe and Hide Breastplate,
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Lot # 681 - Birch Bark Storage Container,
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Yankton Sioux Rifle Case,
Lot # 661 - Yankton Sioux Rifle Case,
sinew-sewn hide, lazy stitched at opening and butt in colors of pink, red white heart, black, and cobalt against a light blue ground, hourglass motif. Hide fringe hangs from opening and along bottom, wide hide strap for carrying tied around center, length 40.25". > Item Details
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Lot # 526 - Banded Navajo Regional Weaving,
tightly woven hand-spun wool in natural colors of variegated gray, black, cream, and aniline red in a pleasing, simple design of serrated chevrons, length 74.5" x width 42.5". > Item Details
Plains Beaded Hide Pouches,
Lot # 293 - Plains Beaded Hide Pouches,
lot of 3. Includes a sinew-sewn hide pouch designed with the "morning star" (Hail 1993) on one side and a diamond shape on other in colors of cobalt, red white heart, light blue, green, and corn yellow seed beads accented with faceted metal beads, short hide fringe border, hide thong strap, tag on i... > Item Details
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Lot # 628 - Ute/ Shoshone Beaded Hide Moccasins,
ca 1885, with thread and sinew-sewn beadwork in colors of white, green, shades of blue, rose, greasy yellow, dark green, and mahogany in a style associated with woman's wear. Moccasins have been rubbed with yellow ochre, length 10.25" x height 9.75". > Item Details
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Lot # 810 - Model Skin Kayaks,
lot of 2, with wooden hunter wearing cloth parka and holding bone inlaid paddle, equipped with harpoon and trap; kayak decorated with bone beads and bone tip at bow and stern, length 15.5" x height of hunter in kayak 3"; AND a kayak with wooden frame, skin cover sinew-sewn, equipped with wooden padd... > Item Details
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Lot # 148 - Koyemsi Katsina,
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Lot # 17 - Hopi Tray with Katsina,
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Lot # 626 - Beaded Hide Moccasins,
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Lot # 546 - Kowako, Rooster Katsina,
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Lot # 647 - Blackfeet Doll,
with hide face and nose and with cloth body, beaded eyes, earrings, and necklaces. Doll wears red and black gingham dress, red fabric moccasins, and has pale olive yarn tassels on braids, moccasins, and at waist. Hair and braids are black fabric. Folded leather makes her arms; paper tag reads, "Blac... > Item Details
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