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Large Lot of Early Native American Trade Beads - Painted Pipestone
W-JO51

DESCRIPTION: Pipestone (Catlinite) is the sacred red clay stone that American Indians used for trade and for making beads or ceremonial pipes. It is found in only a few places in the world, with the best quality pipestone coming from mines in southwestern Minnesota. Pipestone ranges in color from pale pink, to brick, to blood red. Since pipestone is smooth to the touch, can be easily carved and takes a high polish, it was highly valued by Native Americans. This is an early collection (19th... Click for details

$300.00


Mexican Wool Rug
W-TX13

DESCRIPTION: A thick Mexican wool rug with multi striped edges enclosing a centered red and orange diamond on a turquoise colored ground; all four corner tassels are intact. Very good condition, beautiful colors. DIMENSIONS: 36'' W x 64'' L

$210.00


Vintage Wool Mexican Hand-Woven Carpet Runner
W-RG2

DESCRIPTION: A vibrant Mexican flat-weave wool carpet runner with blue background and five red and blue geometric medallions, c. 1950. From a Scarsdale, NY estate, good condition. DIMENSIONS: 150” long x 34” wide, plus fringe.

$285.00


Rare Vintage Mexican Carved Wood Processional Figure
W-FIG3

DESCRIPTION: A Mexican carved wood sculpture of an indigenous female, used as a processional “pole puppet” during Mexican festivals. The polychrome decorated figure has articulated arms and legs and a hole running through the waist through which a pole or dowel would be inserted. The pole, when mounted with several puppets, would be used in festival processions, with the bouncing of the pole animating the movements of the figures. This nude figure with bushy eyebrows and hair is covered... Click for details

$1,220.00


Antique Arabesque Polychrome Lidded Box / Chest, 19th C.
TBS43

DESCRIPTION: An exotic and intricately painted polychrome lidded wood chest of Italian Arabesque design. The body is decorated with carved architectural form arches and columns on three sides with intricately painted geometric and floral designs on a red ground. The back is also painted and has a large center pomegranate medallion with floral designs. Rising on turned feet, a scalloped apron forms the base; the hinged lid conceals open storage. Some paint loss and separation to wood.... Click for details

$1,150.00


Antique Mexican Painted Tin Retablo - El Alma de Maria
W-WD13

DESCRIPTION: A beautiful rendition of El Alma de Maria on tin, capturing the mystical descent of the Holy Ghost upon Mary and the announcements of the Incarnation. The young Mary is wearing a crown of pink roses, a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. With hands crossed over her heart, she presses the white dove toward her. This is a somewhat rarer depiction, because she holds not only a staff of lilies in one hand, but also a branch of roses in the other. Symbolizing her purity and exemption for... Click for details

$480.00


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