Navajo artist John Torres-Nez is breaking new ground with Native Judaica. This kippah (Jewish skullcap) is made from hand-tanned and smoked buckskin and is decorated in black and white with size 11 beads. It is lined with red felt.
Out of stock
SKU: BE00151a Category: Beadwork Tags: John Torres-Nez, Native American beadwork, Native Judaica, Navajo, smoked buckskin
Niio Perkins, award-winning Mohawk beadworker, is among the finest artists working in the Iroquois raised bead style. In this style, multiple layers of beads add depth to the designs. Here she has created a dark maroon heart-shaped velvet purse with floral designs, lined with a dark satin fabric with Asian designs. Materials: velvet, delica beads, Swarovski crystal beads, dyed freshwater pearls, leather, cowry shells. Purse is 5 3/4" w x 4 1/2" h; 6 1/4" w x 9 1/2" h including handle and fringes$375.00
Emil Her Many Horses is an exceptional beadworker and artist. He has won awards for his contemporary interpretations of traditional ceremonies and rituals. This paint kit includes a parfleche-style rawhide container which holds pigments, palettes and painting bones. The artist was inspired by two items he encountered in his positions as curator. The first was a painted parfleche paint kit at the S D Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum in Saint Francis, South Dakota. The second item was a beaded cowhide container with hair still on that he encountered at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian, where he is an associate curator. Her Many Horses combined the two concepts into one beautifully designed and executed package that resonates with beauty and tradition. The parfleche is made from dry-scraped rawhide from Wyoming. The pouches are made from brain-tanned deer hide. The hand-dyed wool has a white border reminiscent of saved list cloth that was popular with Indian clothing makers in the 19th century. The six pouches of earth paints represent the colors that were traditionally used in Lakota hide paintings and parfleche containers. The beads include old French seed beads that the artist had saved. Other materials include brass sequins, dyed horse hair, tin cones, turtle shells, and bone "paint brushes" made from cow hip bones. The cloths on which the artwork is displayed were chosen by the artist for their resemblance to traditional cloths that were used from the 19th century on. The parfleche is 11 1/2" long x 8" wide x 7" high. The pouches (filled with pigments) are approximately 3 1/2" x 2"; the turtle shells are approximately 4" x 2 1/2".$5,500.00
A contemporary quilled pouch attributed to Dorothy Brave Eagle, Lakota. Beautiful design of red, periwinkle blue, and yellow dyed porcupine quills on deerskin. Minor quill loss visible in the last two images (upper left yellow, bottom center blue, and, barely visible, right side blue). 7 1/2" h x 4" w; 14" h with fringe and handle.$295.00
Beaded bag by Sandra Okuma, Shoshone-Bannock and Luiseno. Antique frame with handsewn bag, # 13 seed beads, black and red wool, native tanned skin, dyed horsehair, hawk bells, crystal. 6 1/2" X 14 1/2" (excluding strap)$5,500.00