BAHTI INDIAN ARTS
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TREASURE CHEST

The Treasure Chest:

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The horse and rider, with braided horsehair bridle and saddlebag, was made by Tohono O'odham folkartist Chepa Franco, from the San Xavier Reservation near Tucson. (about 1897 to 1986) It stands 9.5 inches high. $125.

This saguaro harvest scene was made Tohono O'odham artist Raymond Mattia. $350, it stands 14 inches high and is beautifully detailed.

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A traditional Hopi aya or rattle, carried by the katsina dancers. 16 inches to the tip of the feathers, it was made by Hubert Tenakhongva. $65.

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Made of clay, this scene portrays Navajo women making kneel-down bread for a ceremony. It was probably made about the 1960s/1970s but the Navajo artist who created it did not sign it. $375.

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We've just acquired a large (!) group of drums that were made by the now-closed Taos Drum Company many years ago.

They range in price from $400 to $525. We have only 3 of the tall ones, but five of the lower, wider ones, which are suitable for use as coffee tables with a plate of tempered glass.

These two are in Santa Fe and the tall one is 34 inches high, 17 inches across and $400. The other is 17 inches high and roughly 29 inches across $480.

We have six more drums in Tucson if you'd like to call there for other sizes.

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This 1970s-era San Carlos Apache cradleboard with the red, white and blue ric-rac is 27 inches long and came from the collection of a gentleman who was very active with healthcare issues on Arizona Indian reservations for decades, beginning in the 1960s. $220.

PUEBLOTEXTILES

-Pueblo wedding moccasins with white deerskin. $200.

-Beaded dance pouch with Salimobia/Sipikne Zuni Warrior of the South. $300.

-Hopi sash, on needlepoint fabric. Circa 1970s. $450.

-Black manta, probably from Ohkay Owingeh (San Juan Pueblo). 1970s. $300.

-Hopi rain sash woven by Ned Lomayestewa of Supalawi Village on Second Mesa. 1970 1st prize MNA ribbon. -Worn by certain maiden katsinas and by Hopi brides. Original 1970 price was $38, then sold for $85 several years later. 2014 price: $350.

-Hopi kilt of handwoven cotton, circa 1950-60s. $600.

-As above,1970s. $450.

-Navajo sash belt, circa 1970s. $110.

Hopi dance moccasins from the 1970s. $200 and $175.

Hopi dance moccasins. 1970s. $200

Hopi dance moccasins. 1970s. $200

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Who doesn't need a nice all purpose knife to replace the one lost at a TSA checkpoint? This one was hand engraved by Hopi-Laguna artist Howard Sice. SOLD (Tucson) - but we hope to have others after the first of the year, so let us know if you would like to be notified when they come in.

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By Zachariah Ben, who is ably following in the footsteps of his father, acclaimed Navajo sandpainting artist Joe Ben. 15.5 by 6.5 inches. $300

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A very nice money clip by Tohono O'odham silversmith Rick Manuel, with a man in the maze motif with a desert landscape for the backdrop. $220

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These glass spirit figures by Hopi artist Ramson Lomatewama are in Tucson but we have more we can show you in both Tucson and Santa Fe if you would like us to e-mail images with information From left to right: 5.25 inches $75, 5.5 inches $75, 8.25 inches $195 and 5.5 inches $85. Check our Hopi clown gallery for his glass Mudheads!