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Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with six groups of lightning pattern in black and one fork of of lightning pattern abandoned. ....

Box : food

Box : food

Square-kerfed bent wood box with deep relief carving of hawk's heads at either end, its wings emerging from the sides. Cowrie shells are inset into th...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Narrow-necked basket of coil weave with brown chevron at base and at greatest circumference. A row of nine male figures in brown is woven round the ba...

Hat : basket

Hat : basket

Coil woven hat with broad band of rattlesnake pattern in brown and black below rim. Information on label `Bought from Lucy Chapo camp. Lucy, last of t...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Beautifully woven coil weave basket with fairly sharp shoulder in cream with dark brown lozenge pattern in three zones....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with five units of vertical arrowhead pattern in brown and black....

Mask

Mask

Wooden mask painted blue with red lips and black moustache and eyebrows. The nostrils and ears are red. Masks like these were worn by secret dancing s...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Strongly made coil woven hat with decoration consisting of five vertical panels of black, containing inverted reddish brown arrowheads, interspersed w...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. White and red ear pieces, pointed nose, holding a staff and rattle....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Attractive coil woven basket with unusual decoration. There are four vertical bands of diverging black arrowheads bordering a W design in brown and on...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

coil woven basket with design of chevron and open lozenge in black....

Frontlet

Frontlet

Wooden frontlet of hawk gripping the head of a beaver. There are holes along the top for feathers or walrus whiskers but these are now missing. Two po...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with lightning pattern of solid brown in five units. One small row of yellow in each unit. Rim and base damaged and worn....

Basket : Bottleneck

Basket : Bottleneck

Coil woven bottleneck basket with rattlesnake pattern in brown and black on cream....

Hat

Hat

Coil woven basket with three rows of lozenge design in brown at the rim....

Cradle

Cradle

Strongly-made boat-shaped carrying cradle in imbricated basketwork. The sides are decorated with black and cream and red dyed cane and the carrying st...

Basket : hat

Basket : hat

Coil woven hat with five units of lightning pattern in black, from 'Sallie, daughter of last Chief of George Creek Indians'....

Cloak

Cloak

cloak made of knotted string around which feathers have been wound. Bands of brownish black feathers, interspersed with several greenish feathers bord...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with double running chevron design at base and rim in black...

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with treble running chevron designs at rim....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Fairly crudely made coil woven basket with rather untidy design in brown and black stepped rectangles. One row of red wool on shoulder....

Bag : food gathering

Bag : food gathering

Food gathering bag woven from wool and wild hemp grass in bright geometric patterns of blue, pink, green, red and yellow...

Basket : trinket

Basket : trinket

Small slightly lop-sided basket with two zones of chevron decoration in brown....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very well made cream coloured coil woven basket with four vertical zones of zigzags composed of rectangles interspersed with a single cross....

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. Pink body and face with green painted neck tie....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Finely made coil woven bottleneck with brown and black decoration in stepped design....

Ornament : Kayak

Ornament : Kayak

Aleutian ivory kayak ornament consisting of straight piece carved in small whales. At either end the head and tail of a large whale are attached by a ...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Coarse coil woven basket with red hourglass and brown rectangles in step pattern. Four units of design....

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. Large ear pieces painted to resemble what appears to be feathers. Carrying a rattle. It has a piece o...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Sharply shouldered coil woven basket of excellent workmanship with black lightning pattern all round body of basket and below neck....

Powder Horn

Powder Horn

Horns such as these were used to carry gunpowder for priming flintlock rifles. This horn has a wooden base, hild in place by wooden pegs, and is close...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very fine coil woven basket in cream with black zigzag round neck and quail tip pattern in three zones on body of pot....

Moccasin

Moccasin

Dressed leather moccasin with the beadwork decoration on the instep unfinished pair of children's moccassins with rawhide soles and Plains style lazy ...

Basket : trinket

Basket : trinket

Very well made cream coloured coil woven basket with four vertical zones of zigzags composed of rectangles interspersed with a single cross....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very fine coil woven cream coloured basket, highly patterned with vertical rows of lightning pattern, arrowheads, lozenges and two standing male figur...

Moccasin (pair)

Moccasin (pair)

Deerskin moccasin with long serrated edged ankle flaps, their insteps completely covered with geometric patterns (edged with silk) in red, dark red, w...

Lithograph

Lithograph

Framed hand-painted lithograph of a group of Iroquois Indians standing in front of the Niagara falls...

Basket : carrying

Basket : carrying

Conical carrying basket in plain twined weaving with the border strengthened by a wooden hoop. Used by Pomo Indians for harvesting acorns...

Box : grease

Box : grease

Square kerfed cedar wood box in shape of beaver holding stick in his paws. The inlay round the rim and the beaver's teeth have been made from nut kern...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very fine coil woven basket with horizontal zones of dark brown containing running chevron in cream....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

Coil woven hat with inverted arrow design in brown and black....

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Squat bottleneck basket with fairly narrow high neck in coil weave with rattlesnake pattern overall in black and reddish brown. Two rows of red wool a...

Aztec tribute list and key

Aztec tribute list and key

Aztec tribute list and key. Statement of tribute payable by 10 cities, one sheet. Characters and animals in black and red. When the Spanish conquerors...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. Mainly black in colour. Pointed upturned nose. Butterfly shaped ears....

Pipe : tobacco

Pipe : tobacco

Tobacco pipe with stone head carved with a bear, beaver and otter holding up the bowl. The wooden stem is bound with blue and green beads...

Cradleboard

Cradleboard

Strongly made baby carrier. The frame is made from a Y-shaped branch and strengthened by cross-tied wooden splints, all dyed red. The webbing is made ...

Mitten (unfinished)

Mitten (unfinished)

Black-dyed deerskin mitten which has not been sewn together with moosehair embroidery in floral design...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Very fine coil woven basket in cream with black chevron decoration and triangles and lozenges in a band round the shoulder....

Pouch

Pouch

Pouch made from whole otter skin, its neck and paws bound with orange, white and blue woven quill ribbon while orange and blue moose hair tassels boun...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

Painted carved figure, sometimes called a doll. Multi coloured and carying a bow and a rattle...

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