- Inuit Sculpture, PremiumJonas Faber is an Inuit artist from Greenland who currently lives in British Columbia, Canada. He has a very original and recognizable style of carving. He also has a private source of stone: a soapstone quarry he discovered and works himself. When muskoxen face a common threat, they back up against each other in a circle. This sculpture depicts that behavior, in a beautiful green stone with lighter veins throughout. 15 1/2" x 14 1/2" x 3"
- Beadwork, PremiumArtist statement: "I make beaded tennis shoes because through the ages Kiowas have always adorned their footwear. Making beaded tennis shoes is simply a continuation of something started long before me: the idea that personal adornment can be an expression of self, of society, of tribe, and of humanity. I understand the immediate appeal of beaded tennis shoes - they are whimsical, fun, and familiar. However, my intention is once the viewer is comfortable, to tell a more complex story of contemporary Indian life with the beaded illustrations. Most of my tennis shoe stories deal with our living history, culture, society and daily life through imagery from a particular dance or custom. In some way then the viewer becomes educated, even if only sub-consciously, to the fact that we, as Native people, exist in the here and now and not as caricatures and stereotypes but as real and multifaceted human beings. The story then of all of the shoes I have made is that of survival from genocide. We, as Kiowas, have lived through a violent, dangerous, awesome, and proud history, and I believe in some way these shoes can stand as testament to our survival not just as people, but also of a material culture that expresses our lives and values as Kiowas in the 21st century. The beaded tennis shoes I make are my hopeful and joyful expression of the continuance of the Kiowa people." Teri Greeves,Kiowa 2009 These shoes were featured the Fuller Craft Museum's exhibit titled "The Perfect Fit: Shoes Tell Stories". 11" x 9" x 3 1/2"$10,500.00
- Masks, PremiumA beautiful loon bowl carved from yellow cedar, with a separate base. The mother loon and baby perch on a douglas fir base adorned with mother of pearl dots. Mother is inlaid with red beads around the perimeter and red glass eyes. The top of the loon lifts off to reveal a natural cedar bowl with a whale effigy. Loon is 17 1/2" long x 6" deep x 6" high; 10 1/2" high on stand. Stand is 32" long x 11" deep x 4" high.
- Masks, PremiumBased on an ancient Alutiiq design, the artist has created a contemporary version that takes full advantage of the beautifully grained spalted birch. Goat hair adorns the paddles. Mask: 21" x 21", including paddles; 24" x 27" including hair.$2,400.00
- Premium, Sculpture$4,500.00
Susie Silook doll: an exquisite figure carved from a walrus tusk by one of Alaska's top artists. This design is inspired by ancient Bering Strait dolls. Constrained by the shape and size of walrus tusks, many of these dolls were made without arms.
Rather than incising or inscribing surface designs, as was done on the ancient dolls, Silook has carved some of them in relief. The exquisite face is marked by ancient curvilinear designs. The body has a star design and subtle parka details. Note the curvilinear cutout in the whalebone base, which works effectively with the straightness of the tuisk and the geometric patterns on the body.Ivory is 14" x 1 3/4" x 1" Including base, sculpture is 20 1/4" high
- Baskets, Premium
Red about the artist... Theresa Secord baskets: Secord uses natural vegetal dye in this stunning basket to create the mauve color. The addition of cedar root to the traditional materials of ash and sweetgrass combine with the uncommon shape to create a contemporary look for a basket with roots going back at least 100 years in design.11 1/2" long x 6" wide x 3 3/4" high
- Baskets, PremiumJeremy Frey cage basket This innovative design is everything you would expect from Frey. The inner woven ash basket is surrounded by a cage of thicker pointed ash. Beautifully weave on the finial. Size: 6 1/2 in. diameter at its widest tapers to 4 in. at the base; 12 1/2 in. high, including finial. Materials: brown ash, sweetgrass, dyes.
- Baskets, PremiumHarry Hank Baleen Basket Harry Hank is an Inupiaq weaver from Barrow, Alaska. Weaving baleen baskets runs in his family: his mother Marilyn Hank and his grandparents, Carl and Eunice Hank were all weavers. Most baleen weavers come from either Pt. Hope or Barrow, where bowhead whale hunting has been a tradition since the 1920's, when the first baskets were made from this material. This is an even and tightly woven basket woven primarily from dark baleen, with white baleen binding on the cover. The polar bear finial is carved from walrus tusk. The basket was purchased in Alaska by a gentleman who resided in the state for over twenty years. It is accompanied by the Silver Hand label and tag, which certify the authenticity of Alaskan Native art. 3 1/2 in. diameter, at its widest; 4 in. high, including finial. Please note that because of walrus tusk contents, this basket cannot be shipped to California or New York state. In addition, because of marine mammal material, it cannot be shipped out of the United States.$1,200.00
- Baskets, PremiumJeremy Frey Traditional Basket Jeremy Frey is known for innovative designs. This basket has a traditional Passamaquoddy look, with important differences, some obvious and some subtle. For example, the gauge of the ash splints is significantly smaller than was used in older baskets. He also added a turned and carved cherry burl disc with beautiful grain to the cover. Notice also, some of the woven braids are cedar, rather than ash. The color difference may not be visible online, but is evident in person. Last, the height of this basket sets it apart from most traditional pieces. In keeping with traditional baskets, Frey used no dyes; all colors on this basket are natural. Size: 14 3/4 in. high x 7 in. diameter$7,750.00
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