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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....

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....

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...

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...

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 : Bottleneck

Basket : Bottleneck

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

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'....

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....

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

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

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

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

Basket : trinket

Basket : trinket

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

Hat

Hat

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

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...

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

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

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

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

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 : 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...

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...

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....

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 : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

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

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Small globular open-neck coil woven basket with lightning pattern in black round widest part of body....

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...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

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

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

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

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

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

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

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

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 ...

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...

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...

Hat : basket

Hat : basket

Coil woven hat with five step patterns in brown bordered by parallel black lines. Information on label `Mojalie Hat. Darwin Squaw. Step pattern'...

Helmet

Helmet

Aleutian painted wood helmet with strip of whalebone ending in a small seal's head at the top. Streamers of sealion whiskers protrude from the back an...

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 ...

Leggings : pair

Leggings : pair

Pair of cream-coloured dressed leather leggings with black and red painted totemic decoration which includes a bear's head and `eye' motif. The top is...

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 with horizontal zones of dark brown decoration of triangles and arrowheads....

Lithograph

Lithograph

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

Hat : basketwork

Hat : basketwork

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

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...

Kachina doll

Kachina doll

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

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...

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...

Basket : bottleneck

Basket : bottleneck

Square-shouldered bottleneck basket. Three bands of chevrons in brown....

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...

Mitten (unfinished)

Mitten (unfinished)

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

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....

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