Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The most prolific 20th century and contemporary Zuni jewelers established themselves by adhering to the same basic models and traditions set by their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. Using silver and mosaic inlay pins, bracelets, bolo ties and other ornaments, these artisans have created many successful motifs taken from the animal kingdom, including horses and cows, insects such as butterflies and dragonflies, wild animals like deer and antelope, birds of all shapes and sizes, and humans. All of these are featured in the author's fourth book in his series on Zuni jewelry. Read sixty-five biographies of Zuni jewelry-making individuals and families, with interesting facts about their extraordinary backgrounds and explanations of their design styles and methods. Nearly 300 color photos display subtle variations that indicate a particular master's work. Detailed notes on each image include design specifics and prices. 285 color photos
Official Overstreet Identification And Price Guide To Indian Arrowheads, 13th Ed By: Robert M. Overstreet
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. THE PROFESSIONAL STANDARD FOR ALL INDIAN ARROWHEAD COLLECTORS Are you looking for insight, understanding, and a whole lot of information? If so, let the dean of arrowhead collectors, Robert M. Overstreet, take you on a guided tour of this exciting hobby and the history it represents in The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide, Thirteenth Edition! This new edition is packed with thousands of new illustrations - More than 12,000 actual-size photographs - of points from all over the United States. It?s a hands-on, how-to education in one book! For more than two decades, there has been only one authoritative resource for experienced enthusiasts and beginners alike. Collectors, dealers, and historians agree: The Official Overstreet Indian Arrowheads Identification and Price Guide is the best book of its kind! Thousands of new illustrations included covering many new point types that have never been seen before from all over the United States More than 12,000 actual-size photographs Exciting color section with over 440 actual size photos Special sections on how to identify and grade your points Large format Featuring 10 Geographic Sections PLUS A BRAND NEW section on related High Quality Prehistoric Artifacts collected by some of the Most Distinguished Collectors of today?s times Includes revised pricing, new photos, plus a tour of the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville Arkansas.
Woodcraft And Indian Lore By: Ernest Thompson Seton
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Table of Contents: - I should like to lead this whole nation into the way of living outdoors, wrote Ernest Seton over seventy-five years ago. If the nation was in need of a dose of nature then, we can certainly benefit even more from Setons sage advice now. Learn how to build a campfire, a dam, or a birch bark basket; to recognize animal tracks, constellations, and all manner of forestry; to stop a nose-bleed, ease poison ivy, or soothe a sore throat with natural remedies; to make delicious biscuits on the trail and spot edible mushrooms; and more. This book is essential for Boy Scouts and their leaders, and great fun for anyone desiring a fuller experience of outdoors life.
This fine rug was bought in Turkey about 1965 by a US serviceman and has been in climate controlled storage ever since that date.It has been rolled up and never used and is in wonderful condition and is 6'wide X 9'-9 long and can be seen in our gallery in Snohomish Wa.
The Pottery Of Acoma Pueblo By: Dwight P. Lanmon & Francis H. Harlow
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The pottery-making tradition of Acoma Pueblo is one of the most significant among the surviving pueblos of the American Southwest, and the craft continues to be important and profitable there today. Pottery made at Acoma has evolved considerably in form and decoration over the last seven centuries. This book is a comprehensive illustrated survey of Acoma pottery made between about 1300 and the present, illustrated with more than 1400 images examples from museum and private collections, many published for the first time. There are also more than 940 names and biographies of potters working between the mid-1800s and the present.
Woven Identities: Basketry Art Of Western North America By: Valerie K. Verzuh
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Woven Identities presents the finest examples of classic era Native basketry (1870-1930) along with contemporary examples that exemplify the vibrant nature of the art today from the Southwest, California, Great Basin, Plateau, Northwest Coast and Arctic tribes.
Spider Woman's Gift: Nineteenth-century Dine Textiles By: Shelby J. Tisdale
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Between the red canyon walls of Canyon de Chelly in Arizona, in the heart of the Navajo Nation, stands an eight-hundred-foot sandstone rock formation known as Spider Rock. According to Dine oral history, this sacred place is where Spider Woman, or Na ashe'ii'asdza, makes her home. For centuries, her gift of weaving has provided the Dine with a constant means of sustenance. Dine textile and basketry weavings in Santa Fe's Museum of Indian Arts and Culture collections created between the 1850s and the 1890s allow us to explore the oral history of Spider Woman and the early history of the Dine during this time. Spider Woman's Gift presents two viewpoints on Dine weaving. One is the perspective of Dine weaver and museum educator, Joyce Begay-Foss and the other viewpoint is from well-known Dine textile scholar and anthropologist, Marian Rodee. Starting with early baskets, there is visual evidence of Spider Woman's influence
Canvas Of Clay: Seven Centuries Of Hopi Ceramic Art By: Edwin L. Wade & Allan Cooke
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The vessels in the pages that follow open to us a world flickering with the light of a people's collective character and shared philosophy. These vessels have bodies of clay, but they float before us in the zero gravity of wisdom and belief.-- Edwin L. Wade Canvas of Clay tells the story of Hopi ceramics from the 14th century to recent times, offering a particularly close look at the art and life of the master potter Nampeyo (1860-1942). It analyzes the specific dynamics of nearly 100 jars and bowls, all richly illustrated, weaving in many insights into Hopi history, aesthetics, and symbolism. Included are original schematic drawings that will help readers understand how pottery decoration is built from ingeniously combined design elements. This book is a glorious testament to a brilliant art form and its practitioners, presented with passion, knowledge, and respect.
The Plains Warbonnet: Its Story And Construction By: Barry E. Hardin
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Plains Indian Warbonnet has become the symbol most identified by the public with All Native Americans, regardless of their particular tribe or culture. This book addresses this misconception and other fascinating myths and realities pertaining to the warbonnet, such as its evolution, the meanings of the feathers and how they were acquired, materials and decorations, who had the right to make and wear bonnets, and the several significant stylistic variations of the typical Plains warbonnet. More than a colorful head decoration. the historic Plains bonnet was associated with bravery, power and Indian traditions. Large photos and color illustrations take the reader step by step through making a regular bonnet, single and double trailer variations of the Northern Plains and plateau regions. By combining historical background with construction information, the book is now the most comprehensive work available about this important Native American symbol.
Southwest Art Defined: An Illustrated Guide By: Margaret Moore Booker
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The traditional arts of the Southwest are brought together in one volume for the first time. Comprehensive descriptions of Native American and Hispano art are accompanied by full-color photographs of art from museums, galleries, and private collections. Lose yourself in the stunning pottery, textiles, jewelry, carvings, and architecture of the Southwest.
Dream Catchers: Legend, Lore And Artifacts By: Cath Oberholtzer
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. An investigation into the symbol of Native heritage. In Ojibwe (or Chippewa in the United States) culture a dream catcher is a hand-crafted willow hoop with woven netting that is decorated with sacred and personal items such as feathers and beads. The Native American tradition of making dream catchers--hoops hung by the Ojibwe on their children's cradleboards to catch bad dreams--is rich in history and tradition. Although the exact genesis of this intriguing artifact is unknown, legend has it that a medicine woman forms a circle from a willow branch and, with sinew, borrows the pattern from a spider, weaves a web, and hangs it over the bed of a sick child who recovers by morning. In some versions dream catchers catch good dreams and let bad ones through, while others catch bad dreams and let good dreams through. This legend accompanies dream catchers offered for sale across North America and beyond. These themes, among others, are carried throughout this book which explores the appropriation of dream catchers by Native Americans of different nations, as well as the New Age movement. Dream Catchers also discusses the blending of two religious philosophies whereby Native and Christian icons are mixed. More than 40 color photographs feature contemporary dream catchers and artifacts with informative captions that identify and comment on the different patterns, their significance and history. Dream Catchers features the work of Native artist Nick Huard who creates dream catchers in his studio in Kahnawake outside of Montreal.
Living With American Indian Art: The Hirschfield Collection
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. One hundred and sixty works of Native American art, most having never before been published or placed on public display, are presented in this stunning volume. Objects created by extraordinary nineteenth-century artists working within the traditions of their own cultures are featured. These dramatic works from the Great Plains and adjoining Plateau regions--ornamented and symbolically charged clothing, elaborately embellished containers, cradles, horse gear and more--embody a distinctly powerful, beautiful and mysterious aesthetic. Baskets from California, Navajo textiles, Pueblo pottery and Apache basketry from the Southwest are also included, together with a special collection of octopus bags from the Northwest. Personal anecdotes throughout reveal the collector's vision and experiences that resulted in this rich assemblage. Chapter introductions by Terry Winchell, noted dealer in Native American antiques, review cultural aspects and practical uses of the objects among their creators. A foreword by Gaylord Torrence, one of America's most respected authorities on American Indian art, not only validates the importance of the collection but also discloses the Hirschfields' respect for the power and spirit the objects emanate in their home. For art and history buffs--and all those with a love of the American West--this gathering of beautiful objects will inspire and intrigue.
The Fine Art Of California Indian Basketry By: Brian Bibby
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. After a search through private collections and public museums throughout the country, over sixty stunning examples of California Indian basketry were assembled for this book--some almost two hundred years old, some made within the last few decades. Commenting upon each basket are native basket weavers, California Indian artists in other media, and scholars. Together they provide exciting and intimate insights into this world of subtle yet intense beauty. For thousands of years California Indians have been making baskets, often for the most practical reasons--for use as cradles, cooking and serving vessels, winnowing trays, and dozens of other necessary functions. Over the centuries these baskets have evolved artistically as well, and many people now consider them to be among the world's most beautiful, sophisticated, and cherished art objects. Published in conjunction with the Crocker Art Museum
Collectible African American Dolls By: Yvonne Ellis
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. History comes alive in this beautifully illustrated book of legendary African-American dolls. This book showcases hundreds of African-American dolls, beginning with the early 1800s through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The dolls are shown in spectacular color and are among the most popular collectibles today. The Early Years includes dolls made of: papier mache, china, composition, bisque, magic skin latex, hard plastic, ... and vinyl. Special features include a variety of life-size dolls, doll house dolls, cloth dolls, artist and reproduction dolls, and paper dolls. All are displayed with detailed descriptions and current market values. The dolls featured are a delight to the eye. Every doll lover and collector of black memorabilia will want to add Collectible African American Dolls to their collection. Includes values.
Manju: Netsuke From The Collection Of The Ashmolean Museum By: Joyce Seaman
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. A comprehensive study of a fine collection of manju netsuke in the collection of the Ashmolean Museum No other catalogue currently exists on the subject Features a foreword by David Battie Accompanies an exhibition held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK, from 28 February to 19 May 2013 Manju netsuke have never been the subject of a book on netsuke. Many books ignore them completely and it is hoped that this catalogue will throw light on the differences between the manju and other better-known types of netsuke. Dr. Barnett was one of a handful of collectors of one particular type of netsuke, the manju. These were not widely appreciated until about ten years ago when interest began to increase and the exquisite workmanship and design of this group of carvers was noticed as an art in its own right and one which presents the artist with a challenge completely different from the more popular katabori netsuke, carved in the round. Dr. Barnett continued to collect until just before her death in 2000, by which time she had acquired some of the finest pieces to be sold over 30 years which will be presented in this book. Manju netsuke have played a small part in the many publications on netsuke, but there has never been a catalogue entirely devoted to the subject. The book aims to provide a description of each object and to explain the tales they illustrate and the sources of these tales, from literature and printed picture books. The range of subjects is wide and includes religious images, scenes from festivals, the theater, historical incidents, folktales, classical literature and themes from nature. An introduction will include an essay on the history, uses and the collecting of manju in which the techniques of carving will be described and materials will be discussed. Artist biographies, a glossary and bibliography will be included. The catalogue will accompany an exhibition of many of the pieces in this collection alongside woodblock prints from the Ashmolean Museum's collection which illustrate the same legends and subjects. This will take place in the Eastern Art Paintings Gallery.
Arts & Crafts Of The Native American Tribes By: Michael G. Johnson, Bill Yenne
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Arts and Crafts of the Native American Tribes is an authoritative illustrated reference that has been carefully created to be a companion to Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America, not a competitive title. It examines in detail how Native American culture evolved and considers the regional similarities and differences of the arts and crafts created by tribes across the continent. Contemporary and modern photographs, fine line illustrations and step-by-step reconstructions (including a Plains Indian warrior dress with headdress, war bonnet, shirt and leggings) show the techniques of manufacture and display the skill and artistry of the crafters. The book opens with concise coverage of the main cultural areas of North America and a survey of styles by region and over time. A major section on the living structures -- huts, tipis, igloos, etc. -- is followed by an analysis of individual crafts. These include: Baskets -- plaiting, twining, coiling Bone, antler and horn -- implements, tools, pins, fishhooks Decorative arts -- beadwork, porcupine quillwork Featherwork -- bonnets and headdresses Metalwork -- copper, silver, iron, gold Pottery Shellwork Skinwork -- rawhide, leather, furs Stonework -- arrowheads, pipes, art Textiles -- spinning, weaving Woodwork -- totems, figures, masks, utensils, working with bark. Arts and Crafts of the Native American Tribes is destined to be a primary reference used by ethnographers, historians and collectors for years to come. It is essential for any library serving academic patrons.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The largest saddler of the time. Military and civilian saddles as well as military and civilian tack. Excellent reference. Fully illustrated. Reprinted by Collector's Library / Antique Militaria of Eugene, OR
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The famous Whitman Saddle catalogue.Military and civilian saddles, spurs, cinchas, bridle bits, bridles, etc. Fully illustrated Reprinted by Collector's Library / Antique Militaria of Eugene, OR
American Indian Baskets: Building And Caring For A Collection By: William A. Turnbaugh And Sarah Peabody Turnbaugh
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Over 750 color photographs illustrate this long-awaited guide for collectors of vintage Native American basketry. Decades of basketry research inform the text, guiding basket lovers to a better understanding of these woven treasures. Clear images and concise descriptions, presented in an extended gallery showcasing hundreds of baskets, delineate specific tribal styles within Native North America's nine basketry regions: Southwest, Great Basin, California, Plateau, Northwest Coast, Arctic and Subarctic, Plains, Southeast, and Northeast. Unique to this book is an in-depth comparison of imported baskets being passed off as American Indian work. The cultural and historical background as well as the influence of the Indian basket craze are also examined. Valuable guidance on buying, selling, and caring for baskets includes a frank discussion of legal issues impacting basket collectors. Rounding out this essential reference are comprehensive regional bibliographies, Internet resource listings, and a directory of American museums exhibiting Native American baskets. 786 color photos
Hopi Kachinas: History, Legends, And Art By: Ron Pecina And Bob Pecina
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Hopi Indian's rich culture and exciting religious ceremonies continue to thrive. However, outsiders have limited opportunity to witness the exciting Katsina dances and ceremonies of the Hopi, save through the well-known and much prized kachina dolls the Katsina spiritually inform. Presenting work from a select set of recognizable Hopi artists, this book relates the detailed history and culture of the Hopis in tandem with their creative efforts to showcase that framework: from remarkable paintings to the kachina sculptures and dolls that manifest as physical representations of the Katsinam, the Hopis' spiritual beings. These pieces complement the Pecina's studious and informative narrative of chronological vignettes and text based on a careful selection of events in Hopi history, oral teachings of great cultural significance, and legends of the Katsinam. Hopi Kachinas presents a clear and meticulous portrait of the Hopis beliefs, history, legends, their Katsina celebrations, and the personas of the Katsinam. This book illuminates the stage of study for scholars, and is vital for students of the Hopi culture. 155 color images
Kachinas And Ceremonial Dancers In Zuni Jewelry By: Toshio Sei
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This fascinating work delves into the origins and contemporary interpretations of Kachina and Ceremonial Dancer designs. This groundbreaking study establishes for the first time the identities of Zuni artists and their works from the 1940s through the 1960s. Their mosaic stone and shell inlay pins, bracelets, bolo ties, and other ornaments appear in 240 vibrant color photos revealing subtle variations that indicate a particular master's work and distinctive style. For the first time, this research introduces John Lucio's earlier pieces and confirms Anna Rita Homer and Lambert Homer Jr.'s pieces clearly, as never before. It also introduces Robert Cachini Sr. (formerly known only as R. C. Sr.)and his pieces. The author's analysis explains the changes and connections among early and recent makers and their individual styles, materials, and designs. For anyone with a passion for jewelry of the Southwest, this book will be a treasure. 240 color photos
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Cowboy spurs are a pure form of American folk art. Like the cowboy himself, the way spurs developed was molded by their use and the environment of the range, along with a generous dose of individualism and pride. Cowboy Spurs and Their Makers tells for the first time the fascinating story of this western art and the artisans who professional historians, and westerners and valuable reference for identifying spurs used by riders of Texas and the Southwest. A visit with contemporary spur maker Jerry Lindley, with pictures of him at work, traces the process and mechanics of hand forging spurs and decorating them by the overlay method. Individual chapters are devoted to the most prominent makers of cowboy spurs--manufacturers Buermann and North & Judd, the spur and bit companies of Crockett, Shipley, and Kelly, and hometown blacksmiths such as Bianchi, Causey, and the Boone clan. In lively detail their histories unfold, along with helpful descriptions of their techniques and most representative spurs. Eighty-five black-and-white photographs and twelve color plates lavishly illustrate the spurs and their makers. An appendix lists many other artisans, past and present, with the locations of their shops and the identifying characteristics of their products. This book will become a standard reference for students, historians, and general readers alike--for everyone who values the important contribution of the cowboy to our cultural heritage and of the blacksmith who shaped the cowboy's badge of honor, his spurs.
Black Americana Uncle Moses Ceramic Bobblehead Bank
This ceramic bank is in very nice, clean, preowned condition. There is a small 1/8 knick in the paint on the very bottom side of the black shoe. Stands about 6 3/4 tall It has its bottom rubber stopper
The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection Selected Works By: Mark Andrew White
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. One of the most important collections of modern Native American art assembled by one individual, the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection is an encyclopedic compilation of easel paintings and three-dimensional works. Showcased in this stunning catalogue, the collection comprises nearly four thousand items, including drawings, sculptures, prints, kachinas, jewelry, ceramics, rattles, baskets, and textiles. James T. Bialac began collecting art in the 1950s, when he was a student at the University of Arizona School of Law. It was then that he purchased the first of what would develop into a collection of more than one thousand kachina dolls. In 1964 he acquired his first painting, Robert Chee's Moccasin Game, and he went on to expand his collection to reflect the diversity of Native American art forms. Inspired by his connections with other collectors, Bialac learned the importance of documenting, cataloging, and preserving his collection. In 2010 he bequeathed the collection to the University of Oklahoma, where the art will be displayed at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, as well as at other locations, including Bialac's native Arizona. The Bialac Collection represents indigenous cultures across North America, especially the Pueblos of the Southwest, Navajos, Hopis, and many of the tribes of the Great Plains. It encompasses such important and innovative artists as Fred Kabotie, Alfonso Roybal, Fritz Scholder, Joe Hilario Herrera, Allan Houser, Jerome Tiger, Tonita Pena, Helen Hardin, Pablita Velarde, George Morrison, Walter Richard Dick West, and Patrick DesJarlait, all of whose work is featured in this volume. Along with its rich sampling of works from the Bialac Collection, this catalogue offers informative essays by art historians, who draw on their areas of expertise to explain the significance of the artwork. The volume also features a foreword by David L. Boren, President of the University of Oklahoma, a preface by Ghislain d'Humieres, Director of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, and an introduction by Mary Jo Watson, Director of the School of Art and Art History. Published in cooperation with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, University of Oklahoma
Focus On Feathers: A Complete Guide To American Indian Feather Craft (Examples & Recreating) By: Andrew Forstyhe
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Good feather work skills are a must for producing top quality craftwork, and this comprehensive new book covers every facet in great detail. Beginning with a gallery of full-color photos of hundreds of real feathers, the author takes you through the selection, straightening, trimming, splicing and extending of the feathers in preparation of dyeing and painting. Various types of eagle, hawk, owl and clicker feathers are covered, providing the techniques and tricks needed to produce top quality feathers. The second half of the book is devoted to comprehensive instructions for a dozen projects, including a warbonnet, traditional bustle, roach and hair feathers, wing and tail fans, and more! This book is an absolute must for every serious feather worker.
19th Century Plains Indians Dresses (Examples & Recreating) By: Susan Jennys
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This book is a comprehensive craft guide on women's dresses of the Northern, Central and Southern Plains, as well as the Plateau. The author provides historical background about the tribal styles in vogue from the time of Lewis and Clark to the beginning of the reservation period. Highly detailed instructions on how to recreate both cloth and hide dresses are augmented with over 100 excellent illustrations of techniques, layout, women's accessories, and dsigns. Includes early photos and paintings of the period, along with exquisite original examples from world collections.
Native American Bolo Ties, Vintage And Contemporary Artistry By: Diana F. Pardue, Norman L. Sandfield
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This publication is the first to showcase a wide variety of Native American-made bolo ties produced in the Southwest over the past sixty years. Drawing from Normal L. Sandfield's collection as well as pieces from the Heard Museum's permanent collection, Native American bolo ties presents more than 200 examples of bolo ties, vintage and contemporary, primarily created by Zuni, Hopi and Navajo artists and silversmiths incorporating a variety of styles, materials, and designs which exemplify the fine lapidary and silverwork that distinguish Native American jewelry.
The Pottery Of Zuni Pueblo By: Dwight P. Lanmon, Francis H. Harlow
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Table of Contents: - The potters of Zuni Pueblo, in western New Mexico, are recognized for their superbly functional and aesthetically unique polychrome ceramic vessels. The authors present an authoritative and comprehensive study of 700 years of Zuni pottery, drawing upon 1200 examples from incomparable collections acquired at Zuni by expeditions dispatched by the Smithsonian Institution, as well as from museums across the country. The authors use ground breaking original research (which has become the standard for subsequent research teams) to study the evolution of the pottery styles of the Zuni Pueblo. Every individual type and style of pottery made at Zuni is discussed and illustrated chronologically and in detail. The book offers a history of the Zuni Pueblos, an introduction to Ashiwi (Zuni) pottery, as well as a chronological history of the craft. The authors examine fine and rare examples of pots--many of which are from private collections--in terms of forms and designs from the ancient antecedents of Zuni pottery to the contemporary work being produced today. The definitive treatment of the extraordinarily popular Zuni Pueblo's long and complex ceramic tradition, this book sets the gold standard and will be an indispensable reference for researchers, collectors, Native arts enthusiasts, archaeologists, and visitors to the Southwest.
Fine Indian Jewelry Of The Southwest By: Shelby Tisdale
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Collector Bookstore Notes: This title showcases stellar Navajo and Zuni silver and turquoise, Hopi silver and Pueblo stone and shell jewelry from the Millicent Rogers Museum Collection of Native American Indian jewelry. Publishers Description: ART PATRON MILLICENT ROGERS was a passionate collector who assembled a stellar collection of Navajo and Zuni silver and turquoise, Hopi silver-work, and Pueblo stone and shell jewelry during the late 1940s and early 1950s when fine late nineteenth- and early- twentieth-century work could still be found. Her collection provided the foundation for what has become one of America's most important repositories for the aesthetic achievements of Native American jewelry makers in the Southwest. The Millicent Rogers Museum in Taos, New Mexico, honors the memory and creative life of Millicent Rogers and holds the majority of her personal collection of some 3,000 pieces, assembled during the time of her residence in Taos from 1947 until her untimely death in 1953. Oil heiress and fashion icon Millicent Rogers left the glamorous world of couturiers and the pages of Vogue to establish herself in Taos and to embark, despite failing health, on a robust path both to collect Indian and Hispano arts and crafts and to champion the distinctive importance of Native culture. A famous model and clothes designer in her own right, she also possessed a gift for jewelry collecting and designing. Fine Indian Jewelry of the Southwest presents Rogers's collection through her New Mexico experience, bringing to life the Taos she discovered and showcasing the authentic, classic era jewelry that she collected at a time when Fred Harvey and others were popularizing Indian made tourist pieces. The Millicent Rogers Museum has continued to collect Indian jewelry since Millicent Rogers's death, and the book includes striking examples of contemporary Navajo and Pueblo jewelry that, along with the Rogers collection, will serve as a solid overview of Southwest Indian jewelry from prehistory to the present.
Indian Bannerstones & Related Artifacts By: Lar Hothem, James R Bennett
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Begun by the late Lar Hothem and completed by James R. Bennett, this co-authored identification and value guide focuses on the very popular and often ornate Indian bannerstone artifacts of ancient America. With several hundred full-color photographs representing some of America's most famous bannerstone collections, Indian Bannerstones & Related Artifacts gives collectors an in-depth look at hundreds of the most prized ancient weapon components collected in modern times, including many rare and valuable examples.
The Life And Art Of Tony Da By: Charles S. King, Richard L. Spivey
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. King and Spivery present the artwork and life story of Pueblo potter and painter Tony Da (pronounced day ) in this testament to his legacy. Da was both an art superstar of his time (the height of his career was in the 1960s and 70s) and a deeply private individual. he came from a lineof incredible artists in San Ildefonso Pueblo: his grandparents were Maria and Popovi Da. A tragic motorcycle accident in 1982 left Tony impaired until his death in 2008. This intimate portrayl brings the reader into the innovative and volatile world of Tony Da.
The Miracle Of Mata Ortiz: Juan Quezada And The Potters Of Northern Chihuahua By: Walter P. Parks
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. A remarkable ceramic arts tradition is taking root in a remote village, high on the plains of northern Chihuahua, Mexico. This is the story of a phenomenon and of the potter, Juan Quezada, who began it inspired only by prehistoric shards.
30's Pin Up Girl By Jules Erbit " Gorgeous Art Deco Frame
1930's Pin Up Girl by Jules Erbit Gorgeous . in Reverse painted art deco frame. 1930's Pin Up Girl ( woman) by Jules Erbit Gorgeous . It is behind glass in a reverse painted Art Deco Frame. The print measures 9.5 x 7 . The glass in an Art Deco Reverse Painted Glass Frame that measures 10 x 12 That has fancy brass detailing on each corner. It is old and in good condition however there is some flaking of the color on the underside on one corner as shown in the picture. The back is missing the stand. This original calender girl pin up lithograph is one of a huge collection I am commissioned to sell for Paul's Vintage Pin Ups located in Seattle. They are all guaranteed to be authentic. ( The item you will receive will be free of the additional word overlay)
Blue White Shell , Lapis & Pearl Earrings Hand Crafted Original Design
Lovely hand crafted earrings made with silver wire, shell discs that have been hand dyed with an Old China Blue Floral vines design. This lovely 1 1/4 disc dangles from an ensemble of Lapis lazuli and fresh water pearls. The entire length is 2 3/4 long.
Carved Walrus Ivory Flying Snow Goose or Geese Earrings Native Alaskan or Eskimo Art. The are in exquisite condition mounted on gold tone screw backs. Note the curl of the upper wing. They measures 1.5 x 1.5 and are significantly thick. The condition of the ivory carving is excellent. There is a tad bit of tarnish on the metal of the earrings. The are unsigned. Please check out the Flying Snow Goose Brooch I have listed as the earrings did not come with the brooch but will match very well.
Native Alaska Hand Carved Walrus Ivory Snow Goose Brooch Signed
Beautiful , graceful SNOW GOOSE with outstretched wing carved in genuine Walrus Ivory from Alaska. It is artist signed Snook Lo or something like that. Please refer to the pictures. I could not find a mention of this artist. Then again the brooch is pretty old. It measures 2.5 ; wide and 2.25 long. The condition is excellent with exception of some paint rubbed on the beak.
Come And Get It: The Saga Of Western Dinnerware By: Corinne Joy Brown
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Author Corrine Joy Brown first became interested in the West through glimpses of famous cowgirls when she was growing up. Her interest led to her love of things Western. In a sense, it was only natural that she began collecting Western dinnerware. In Come and Get It!, she shares her enthusiasm and knowledge of the subject, exploring the history of dinnerware in the West, as well as the history of Western dinnerware manufacturing. Along the way, she shares a host of gorgeous images garnered through her investigation, priceless collector's items presented in full, striking color.
Stone Artifacts Of Texas Indians By: Ellen Sue Turner, Thomas R. Hester, Richard L Mcreynolds
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Useful for academic and recreational archaeologists alike, this book identifies and describes over 200 projectile points and stone tools used by prehistoric Native American Indians in Texas. This third edition boasts twice as many illustrations all drawn from actual specimens and still includes charts, geographic distribution maps and reliable age-dating information.
A Guide To Projectile Points Of Iowa, Part 2 By: Joseph A. Tiffany
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This is Part 2: Middle Archaic, Late Archaic, Woodland, and Late Prehistoric Points Projectile point is a collective term for spear and dart points, arrowheads, and hafted knives. The many Native Americans who have inhabited Iowa shaped points primarily of various cherts and chalcedonies found locally or traded regionally. The single point types illustrated in this two-part guide, the first to provide color photographs to scale for all types found in Iowa, show the wide range of variability as forms evolved from the Paleoindian period, 11,100-10,750 BC, to the Late Prehistoric period, AD 1000-1200. The two beautifully illustrated parts depict a total of sixty-one full-size stone point types in color by archaeological period. References are provided for those wishing to learn more about each type shown. Archaeologist Joseph Tiffany lists the stone type for each point as well as its estimated range of use based on calibrated radiocarbon age, catalog number, and the county where it was found. By providing actual-size color images of the typed points, each part is very easy to use in the field, lab, or classroom. From the highly finished Clovis points of the Paleoindian period to the delicate notched and stemmed points of the Woodland period, these tangible remnants of vanished cultures reveal the huge changes in the lifeways of Iowa's native populations over time. Lay and professional archaeologists, collectors, students, and enthusiasts will appreciate the beauty of the photos and the usefulness of the information in this pocket guide to Iowa projectile points.
Horses And Bridles Of The American Indian By: Mike Cowdrey, Ned & Jody Martin
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. In this volume, for the first time in one source, is the historical documentation showing approximately when and from where the first horses reached more than 125 tribes. Elegant, full- color maps, show this parade across the continent. The introduction of the horse changed Indian culture, and caused a revolution in lifestyle. American Indian tribes bridled their horses in unique and beautiful ways. Their fancy beaded, quilled and cloth bridles are featured in more than 600 color photographs, paintings and historic images. Of materials taken from the depths of the sea and the bowels of the earth; from birds of the sky; plants, trees and creatures of the land; from the scalps and bodies of defeated enemies and the manes and tails of the steeds themselves, Native artisans designed myriad ways to transform the appearance of their beloved horses. Jingling with bells, wrapped in rainbows, reined and stitched with lightning, for five centuries the bridles of American Indian riders have been paraded with pride. Special chapters on tribal horse culture have been contributed by Nakia Williamson Cloud, Nez Perce historian, and Paul Raczka, long associated with the Blackfoot.
Ornamental Native American Indian Artifacts By: Lar Hothem
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Lar Hothem's newest book, Ornamental Indian Artifacts, has over a dozen major chapters, ranging from prehistoric to early historic to more recent times. The book contains over 1,800 color photographs, each with information on type, materials, size, origin, and a current collector value. Popular artifact types including bannerstones, gorgets, pendants, pipes, discoidals, and plummets, are shown. Many of the artifacts are from advanced private collections and have never before been seen in any publication. Two growing collecting fields, Eskimo and Latin American artifacts, are explored this time. A general information chapter provides interesting background facts about ornamental artifacts, while another explores the subject from an archaeological perspective. There is a large chapter on recent auction results so that collectors can see what some artifacts have brought during competitive bidding. Fans of Hothem's other Indian titles will once again be delighted with his latest book!
Approx. 4 long, lovely spoon, British hallmarks, appears very old, rampant lion hallmark for sterling silver, anchor for Birmingham, England, capital letter B for green agate on the end, twisted design handle, lovely unpolished darkened patina. Could this be 1850? According to this chart, possibly: /dlc_birmingham.html Spoon would be perfect except for the two missing sections of stones for the shamrock on the end. I am selling this as it is, as found, and pricing it accordingly.
These tiny wooden shoes were made by hand in Holland. They are carved in the shape of the traditional wooden shoes with a picture of a windmill carved on the top and painted.. The inside of the shoe is painted red. They are 4 1/2 long and 2 1/4 wide. They are in good condition for their age but the right shoe is missing the hanger. These would add real charm to you Dutch inspired home.
Hexology The Art & Meaning Of The Pa Dutch Hex Symbols
This ia a fine collection of the history and meaning of the Hex sign. It explains the designs and the importance of their colors. It was published by York Post Printers in 1964 and distributed by Dutchcraft, Inc. This book is 8 1/2 x 11 and has 20 pages. This tells about a unique people, whose legends and folklore have produced a way of life unlike any other in America.
Cherokee Pottery From The Hands Of Our Elders By: M. Anno Fariello
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The intricate designs and complex patterns of Cherokee pottery have been developed over centuries. Both timeless and time-honored, these singular works of pottery are still crafted by the proud hands of Cherokee women in Western North Carolina. Cherokee Pottery recounts the history of a tradition passed from elder to child through countless generations. Anna Fariello, associate professor at Western Carolina University, explores the method and meaning molded into each piece, along with the stories of the potters themselves.
Native American Indian Antler Bone & Shell Artifacts By: Lar Hothem
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The finest North American Indian artifacts were made of organic materials, and luckily many survive. Materials used include the most common, bone, plus antler, shell, fur, ivory, and horn. Artifact classes range from projectile points and awls to fishhooks, gorgets, beads, and more. Collectors today value such pieces because of their artistic beauty and rarity. Most of them were destroyed by natural processes over the centuries, so those that remain are treasured. Lar Hothem, author of the bestselling five-volume series Indian Artifacts of the Midwest, has once again produced a fantastic book for Indian artifacts collectors. Each artifact includes information on type or class, material, size, find-location, and (in most cases) an estimated value. Background information is included about these artifacts, including finds made throughout North America. Advertisements from early dealers are listed, as well as recent auction results. This book opens the window to a fascinating world of study and collecting.
Marionet Puppet, With Dual Masked Faces, Folk Art,
Wood and papier mache string puppet ( marionette) with two separate beings. One one side if a dark papier mache mask and the other side is a white face mask. Each side has a set of wooden arms although they share one set of carved wooded legs. They are adorned with nuts, seeds metal and fabric. On the bottom on one foot it is stamped Hand made in Thailand .
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Table of Contents: - Collector Bookstore Notes: This text reviews Navajo sand painting from its original, and continuing, religious purpose to the modern creations sold by artisans today. Publisher Description: Few art forms are more significant to Navajo religious beliefs than the sandpainting, or ikaah. Sandpaintings play a major role in Navajo ceremonies, assisting healers to cure ailments by summoning the gods' aid to restore harmony to both mind and body. In this clear, brief, yet profoundly informed text, Mark Bahti reviews the history of the sandpainting from its original, and continuing, sacred purpose to the purely artistic creations produced by some sand painters for sale today. With his collaborator, Eugene Baatsoslanii Joe, Bahti explains the meanings of the images and colors in sandpaintings and tells some of the traditional stories that they represent. Navajo Sandpaintings will enlighten both the amateur and the connoisseur of Navajo art.
Navajo Weavings By: Kent Mcmanis & Robert Jeffries
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Kent McManis and fellow trader Robert Jeffries have provided us with the definitive introduction to one of the most popular American Indian arts - Navajo rug weaving. This book covers development from the seventeenth century through innovations of the craft today-everything from the classic Chief's Blankets, to the famous Two Grey Hills designs, to the latest in pictorial rugs. Of great help to the new collector is the list of standards in judging the quality of a rug and advice for its proper care. Fully illustrated with stunning examples of over fifty rug types.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Table of Contents - Collector Bookstore NotesZuni Fetishes speak to a collector? These tiny, exquisite charm stones are some of the most popular Native American art in North America. In this recently combined edition, noted dealer in Native American art Kent McManis answers all these questions and many more. He presents a range of fetish carving styles, describes the materials that Zuni artists carve today and introduces many skilled carvers both acknowledged masters and newcomers to the craft, including updated family trees. Zuni Fetishes and Carvings offers the best general reference on the subject ever available for collectors.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. A full-color tribute to distinctive Hopi jewelry and the artists who create it--past and present. View the intricate and splendid nature of this art form and craft. Detailed descriptions accompany photos.
Turquoise Unearthed (Visual Guide To Turquoise From Specific Mines) By: Joe & Joe Lowry
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Turquoise. What other gemstone comes in such an astonishing variety of colors and forms, or is more evocative of the American Southwest? Turquoise Unearthed showcases exquisite examples of rough and polished natural turquoise from more than twenty famous classic mines, including Lander Blue, Number 8, Bisbee, and Lone Mountain. Appealing to rock hounds and serious collectors alike, Turquoise Unearthed is a definitive, contemporary visual guide. Here, too, are spectacular works by modern jewelers, along with fascinating ancient and historic Native American turquoise jewelry and ceremonial objects.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. In December, 1935, Edwin Earle arrived in Oraibi. He lived for a year on the Hopi mesas and witnessed a full cycle of kachina dances. The images in this volume were chosen from among the kachinas he painted. Dr. Edward Kennard prepared a text that explains the meaning of kachina ceremonialism, and this book was first published in 1938. Although several books on Hopi Kachina dolls are readily available; it is more difficult to find literature on the ceremonies themselves. Kennard's text and Earle's paintings bring the kachinas to life for the contemporary student of Hopi religion.
Antique Sterling Silver Indian Chief Sumner Ill Spoon
Victorian era, late 1800s-early 1900s souvenir spoon from Sumner, Illinois, has a native American Indian chief on the handle with lovely raised relief design, about 4 3/4 long, good condition, old, sold as found, unpolished, nice patina, some wear, quite nice.
Antique Deco Bakelite California Souvenir Nail File
Approx. 6 long, green bakelite handle approx. 2 3/4 long, souvenir piece from California. Hard to read the city. Little fruit bunch decal on the end of a pear, apple and grapes. Very kitsch! Circa 1920s-30s, file is VERY oxidized. Good vintage condition, green bakelite has changed in color a bit and now shows a more brown overtone. Sold as found, all original and complete, decal is in very good condition.
Approx. 5.5 , figural handle with moving windmill from Holland or Belgium. Well made, amazing detail, many wonderful and symbolic motifs including a cherub with fish or dolphin on either side, and a pub scene in the bowl with a couple who looks like they are talking with one another. Unmarked silver, possibly sterling though priced for plate..no brass or base metal showing nor does it have a brassy smell. A nice acquisition for any collector. Circa early to mid 1900s. Wonderful European piece!
Appears to be silver plate, wonderful raised Dutch design, 5.5 tall, unusual moving windmill, from Holland (maybe Belgian?), pub scene, unmarked, appears to be silver plate, fabulous European design, early to mid 1900s. Wonderful condition, warm unpolished patina, sold as found.
Arrowheads Early Man Projectile Points Of North America By: Ken Owens
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This new and exciting book on arrowheads is different from others you have read. It starts with the Indians' ancestors coming to America and the culture timelines from 28,000 years ago to 1,000 years ago. It relates Paleo, Archaic, and Woodland peoples and the stone artifacts they produced. Next, there are 121 points described and identified. Following that is a section on Southwest Paleo and Archaic points, something which has not been included in other books on the subject. Most of the remainder of the book features projectile points in full color, with collector values. There are many scenic photographs throughout the book showing how Indian country looked long ago. A digest of sorts, this book contains information you would have to look in several books to find. It's a must-have for Indian artifact and arrowhead collectors everywhere.
Knifewing And Rainbow Man In Zuni (Native American Indian) Jewelry By: Toshio Sei
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Collector Bookstore Notes: Artisans in the Zuni Pueblo Indian tribe, located in the American Southwest, have been creating ornate silver & mosiac-inlay jewelry since 1872. This reference seeks to help collectors identify authentic Zuni jewelry. Publishers Description: This original book delves into the origins and contemporary interpretations of the Knifewing god in Zuni mythology and the sacred being Rainbow Man from ancient Zuni traditions, neither of which is an all-powerful and important Kachina. This thorough study of the subject was undertaken to establish the identities of twenty-eight, mid-20th century and current jewelers who made silver and mosaic inlay pins, bracelets, bolo ties and other ornaments. 168 color photos display subtle variations that indicate a particular master's work and distinctive style. Detailed analysis explains the changes and connections among early and recent makers and their individual styles, materials, and designs. 168 color photos
Bit & Spur Makers Texas Tradition By: Martin & House
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. What others have said about this reference: Finally a high quality complete guide on early Texas spurs and bits that answers all the most important questions yet is small enough to be taken anywhere. We will never travel without it! -- Bruce and Julianne Bartlett, Rio Grand Trading Company, San Antonio, Texas This is a book where you can actually get the facts about old makers. It's worth its weight in gold for the beginning collector who wants to learn fast. There are more makers featured than most people even know existed. -- Danny Neill, Long time collector and dealer in western memorabilia. An invaluable reference guide for the novice as well as the experienced collector. -- Cliff Logan, Austin, Texas The authors communicate their knowledge of equestrian material culture eloquently and thoroughly. Their books form a case study for examining the fusion of technology, art, and craftsmanship with cardinal functionality. -- Henry Crawford, Curator of History Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Japan Hawaii Mug Set--Set of 2 ceramic cups that shows sunset, mountain and palm trees on both sides with Hawaii--One has a Japan sticker and they measure 5 1/2 inches tall--Both are in very good condition--The set of 2 mugs are $28
Handmade Eskimo Alaskan Jade Bone Tusk Carved Fisherman Statue
Approx. 3 by 3 sculpture, miniature fisherman, made of a green marbelized jade or jadeite stone with real bone or walrus tusk carving for the face and fish. Very sweet, signed by the artist BEKOA-LOOK , Inuit or Eskimo Indian, purchased in Alaska, has a sticker which states: AUTHENTIC NATIVE HANDICRAFT FROM ALASKA, estate find from travelers who were on an Alaskan tour about 20 years ago. Figure =figurine is in good condition with the exception of a repair on the Indian's arm...it is barely noticeable, though it has been repaired. Sold as found, priced accordingly.
Vintage Hand Carved Burl Walnut Or Bird's Eye Maple Butterfly
Butterfly three dimensional sculpture carving, from Brazil, Brazilian souvenir, circa late 1900s, natural, handmade,base appears to be either burled walnut or a birds eye maple, hand carved figure of a butterfly with a lovely yet simple design, nearly 7 tall including the base, wingspan nearly 4.5 wide, lightweight, mat finish, very unusual and unique, one-of-a-kind. Superb condition. Estate find.
Antique Hand Carved African Boy Mask Sculpture Wall Hanging
Purchased in Belgium many years ago, originally from the Belgian Congo in Africa, circa early to mid 1900s, very hard natural wood carving, hand carved sculpture, wonderful African boy, amazing detail, beautiful graining in the wood, original, lovely, very special. Mint condition.
Rare Hand Made Antique Ontario Souvenir Miniature Toy Hutch
From my personal collection, approx. 7 by 4.5 by 2 deep, early 1900s, handmade wooden Canadian (Ontario) souvenir, hand carved, crafted, painted, opens and closes, great condition, lovely aging, original, no damage or repair, excellent vintage condition!
1965the Wailing Wall,handpainted Artist Signed Israel-wood Frmd
1965 Handpainted Artist Signed Painting-The Wailing Wall,Israel-Wood Framed 2/3'rds Yardlong Picture. What is the Wailing Wall? The Wailing Wall or Western Wall is the remains of the great Jewish temple, which had stood for close to 500 years. Herod began rebuilding and adding on to the temple in approximately 19 B.C.E., and the total work was not finished until fifty years later. The temple itself was destroyed by the Romans only a few years after its completion, circa 70 C.E. It is thought by Jews to be the most sacred of places, because the temple itself was thought to be the place where God resides on earth. Praying at the Wailing Wall signifies being in the presence of the Divine. Jews from all countries, and as well as tourists of other religious backgrounds, come to pray at the wall, where it is said one immediately has the ear of god. Those who cannot pray at the wall can send prayers or ask for the Kaddish to be said for departed loved ones. Prayers sent in are placed into the cracks of the walls and are called tzetzels. There is usually a small charge for this service. The name Wailing Wall is actually a Christian term. The Jews refer to the wall as the Western Wall or Kotel HaMaaravi. Though the Wailing Wall has been considered the holiest of places on earth for Jews, it has also been the source of grief and war. During the crusades, Jerusalem was held for a short time by European crusaders. It belonged to Spain, then to Turkey. During Spanish occupation, Judaism was a punishable offense, because Catholics mistakenly attributed the death of Christ to the Jews. When Jews were not being exiled from Jerusalem, or put to death, they were certainly not given access to the wall. In the 16th century, Jews regained access to the Wailing Wall to pray and assemble there. This permission was granted by the Arab Sultan, Selim, who is also credited with finding the first archaeological evidence that the wall existed, buried under refuse. Relative harmony in worshipping at the wall persisted until the 19th century. Then, Jewish leaders wanted control of the Wailing Wall and attempts were made by both Muslims and Jews to purchase it. Eventually, Arab leaders kept control, and forbid Jews to gather there. This was a source of much pain to the Jews, to be denied access to their central religious site. Struggle for use of the Wailing Wall continued through the 20th century, with bitterness among both religious groups. Islam holds some claim to the religious site, as does Judaism, because it is often believed that the prophet Muhammad ascended into heaven either near or at the Wailing Wall. With the establishment of Israel, control of the Wailing Wall returned to the Jews in 1967. There is still much underlying bitterness regarding this place where the holiest of holies resides, however, which in part contributes to continued poor relationships between Arabic countries and Israel. While enmity remains, the Wailing Wall has also been the site of reconciliation between Jews and Catholics. Pope John Paul II was the first pope to pray at the wall, as well as in a synagogue where he apologized for centuries of Catholic persecution of Jews, referring to them as the Catholics' elder brothers. Today the Wailing Wall can be visited at any time of the day, though visitors are thoroughly searched. Women of any religion, in respect for Judaic law, should wear modest clothing, and there are separate entrances for men and women, though they can regroup at the Wall. Only the bottom seven layers of the original stones of the Wailing Wall remain, but the both the Kotel tunnels and the sheer length of the wall impress visitors. The excavated cornerstones are close to 50 tons (approximately 45t). Many non-Jews describe a feeling of the sacred when viewing the wall. Whether viewed by the religious or non-religious, the Wailing Wall is an awesome structure, significantly rich in history both good and bad. NOTE: THE ABOVE INFORMATION POSTED BY: /what-is-the-wailing-wall.htm Beautiful representation of this spiritual symbol. Would make a nice addition to any home. This long framed picture was purchased that made a pilgrimage to the wall in 1965. On the back is a tag that reads: ISRAEL ARTS, BRIGTAN & NATAN 153, KAZENELSON STR., GIVATAYIM - ISRAEL. This is a Handpainting of The Wailing Wall a souvenir from my Trip to Israel on 1965. The painting depicts a man and a woman at the wall, the man leaning and praying on the wall and the woman reading from the bible. Lovely colors still vibrant all these years. The painting appears to be created from a woven weaved canvas cloth. This painting is SIGNED: ISRAEL, Y. BROSH, ?. Nice long light weight wood that was from that area. The wood border raises up to the painting. Overall the frame measures 11 inches wide by 22-1/2 inches high. Back of frame the painting measures approximately 8 inches wide by 19-3/4 inches high. Original old kraft paper on the back with a hang hook at the top. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO VIEW OUR OTHER MANY FRAMED AND UNFRAMED PRINTS WE HAVE LISTED. WE GLADLY COMBINE ORDERS FOR ADDED SHIPPING SAVINGS!! THANKS FOR VISITING DOGWOOD TRAIL ANTIQUES. WE GLADLY SELL WORLDWIDE ~ JUST ASK FOR SHIPPING QUOTE!!
The Art Of The Cherokee: Prehistory To The Present By: Susan Power
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Recognizing the aesthetic and historic importance of Cherokee art This illustrated historical overview features some of the finest examples of Cherokee art in private, corporate, and museum collections throughout the world. As Susan C. Power ranges across the rich legacy of Cherokee artistic achievement from the sixteenth century to the present, she discusses baskets, masks, beaded and embroidered garments, jewelry, and paintings. Power draws on archival and scholarly sources and, when possible, the artists' own words as she interprets these objects in terms of their design, craftsmanship, style, and most important, their function and meaning in Cherokee history and culture. In addition to tracing the development of Cherokee art, Power reveals the wide range of geographical locales from which Cherokee art has originated. These places include the Cherokee's tribal homeland in the Southeast, the tribe's areas of resettlement in the West, and abodes in the United States and beyond to which individuals subsequently moved. Intimately connected to the time and place of its creation, Cherokee art changed along with Cherokee social, political, and economic circumstances. The entry of European explorers into the Southeast, the Trail of Tears, the American Civil War, and the signing of treaties with the U.S. government are among the transforming events in Cherokee art history that Power discusses. In the twentieth century, as Cherokee artists joined the mainstream art world, they helped shape the Native American Fine Art Movement. Today, Cherokee artists continue to create in an artistic voice that is uniquely Cherokeea voice both traditional and contemporary.
Native American Indian Southwestern Pottery: Anasazi To Zuni By: Allan Hayes
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. SOUTHWESTERN POTTERY may be the most entertaining book you read this year. It's an art book, a history book, and a reference book that is fun to read and beautiful to look at. Showing more than eleven hundred pots, there isn't a more complete Southwestern pottery guide: One hundred and forty color photographs show, as nearly as possible, one of each:' Tracing the art from its beginnings almost two thousand years ago to the present and showing pieces from every pottery-producing tribal. group in the Southwest-Yuman to Hopi to Taos to Casas Grandes-it is the book the authors wished they had when the pottery bug first bit them. With humor and plenty of good sense, Al Hayes and John Blom explain what to look for when buying a pot, how much to pay, and when and how to trade.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Collector Bookstore Notes: The author examines Native American Indian dolls, the children who played with them, and the cultural backgrounds that helped form them. Publisher's Description: Indian children have been mothering dolls since long before the first histories about them were written. These dolls represent a peaceful element of Indian life, although many that now reside in private collections may have witnessed the fighting at Wounded Knee or the Custer debacle. How terrible! Others may have sat around and evening campfire in the arms of Lady Pretty Blanket or Julia Sun Goes Slow. How Romantic! In this book the author looks inside the cultures that made these dolls and passed them down with loving care. He also has looked inside some of the dolls themselves and found clues to a way of life that are not noticeable to the casual observer. There has never been such a book as this. You will see.
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. Table of Contents: - The gear illustrated and described in this book is made of rawhide. However, leather thongs and plastic string can be worked in the same manner. The illustrations are clear, and detailed drawings show from beginning to end how to make the articles of gear the horseman uses to work or show his horse to best advantage. Bridles, hackamores, hobbles, reins, reatas, quirts, and riding crops are just a few of the articles that can be made by following the illustrations and instructions. Included in the volume is a section titled How to Make a Western Saddle, by Lee M. Rice. He explains each step in making a western saddle, with text and drawings.
Bit & Spur Makers In The Texas Tradition By: Martin, House, Emerson
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This book highlights the Texas tradition of bit and spur making, the flashy and practical artwork produced by more than 60 artisans active between 1870 and 1970. The origins of the Texas style are traced in the history of bits and spurs brought to the New World from England, France and Spain. Pictured are pieces which can be dated from archeological finds as well as from superb Spanish Colonial collections. Resurrected from blacksmith shops in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico and Arizona are portraits of not only the well known masters such as Johnson, Kelly, Crockett, McChesney and the Boones, but also lesser-known, but equally skilled makers such as Weast, Strong, Stephenson and many others. Pictured among the 700 stunning photographs of bits and spurs are many one-of-akind pieces never seen outside of private collections. Photographs were taken of some 70 different private and museum collections. For the researcher and the collector, there is an extensive glossary and bibliography as well as useful appendices on restoration and pricing. Along with its companion volume, Bit and Spur Makers in the Vaquero Tradition, this book completes the story of western bitand-spur makers in America.
Bits & Spurs: Motifs, Techniques And Modern Makers By: Ned & Jody Martin
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This book completes the story of bit and spur makers in the United States. Previous volumes have covered mostly deceased artisans who made these pieces in the Far West (Bit and Spin - Makers in the Vaquero Tradition) and the makers in the Texas area (Bit and Spur Makers in the Texas Tradition). Since the fine antique bits and spurs of a century ago are scarce and difficult to find as well as very expensive, there is a growing interest in pieces made by modern makers. 123 contemporary makers are featured in this book, with over 900 stunning color photographs of their work. Modern makers have made many innovations in both techniques and motifs in their craft. They are not simply copying the old styles. They are also creating new designs appropriate for the 21st century. There is an extensive chapter on design motifs utilized over the centuries with myriad images of the wide variety of animals, birds, insects, flowers, geometric designs, human figures and cowboy motifs used to decorate bits and spurs. Symbols such as the naja, the swastika and the figa en mano are pictured and discussed. This would be an interesting chapter for someone looking for a design to embellish their spurs. Another chapter describes techniques used in working metal over the last three thousand years; many of those have only recently been utilized in the crafting of bits and spurs. Included are explanations of casting, forging, gilding, enameling, chasing and engraving as well as descriptions of Damascus steel, flowed silver inlays, repousse and filigree techniques and several others. Collectors, craftsmen and anyone who appreciates this unique American art form will find this book full of fascinating and informative material.
Native American Indian Horse Masks By: Mike Cowdrey, Ned & Jody Martin
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. This first-ever definitive book on Indian Horse Masks features 200 stunning color images in an impressive 12 by 15 format. The comprehensive text presents 45 masks from 27 museums and several private collections around the world. Numerous historic images illuminate the history, usage and symbolism of these mystical creations which date from the 19th century. A chapter by Winfield Coleman describes another type of masking: the Shamanic painting of both horse and warrior in preparation for battle.
Bit & Spur Makers Vaquero Tradition By: Ned & Jody Martin
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. American cowboys loved the flash of silver at their heels and on their horses. Between 1850 and 1970 western craftsmen responded to the cowboys' needs by creating intricately engraved silver bits and spurs that are avidly collected today. This handy reference book covers 100 makers and some saddleries in seven western states and the Northeast. Included for each maker are time lines and detailed photographs of their marks and engraving style as well as indications of the current collectibility, relative value and scarcity of their pieces. This pocket guide is based on the more comprehensive book, Bit and Spur Makers in the Vaquero Tradition: A Historical Perspective which has 650 stunning color photographs of bit and spur makers from more than 45 collections. It has an extensive index and bibliography as well as complete biographies of more than 100 makers.
Hopi Katsina 1,600 Artist Biographies By: Gregory Schaaf
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Center for Indigenous Arts fine arts. This volume profiles over 1,600 Hopi Katsina carvers from 1840 to the present. Although Katsina dolls began to be signed in the 1930s, earlier carvers were identified from family tree charts, historic documents and oral history interviews with direct descendants. This book was designed to make the vast body of research readily available. Hopi Katsina dolls are traditionally small wooden figures, hand-carved from cottonwood roots and painted with natural earth pigments. The term Katsina has three translations: one of more than 300 spiritual beings; a society of spiritual singers and dancers; and small wooden figures also called Tihu. The original purpose of Katsina dolls is to educate children about their ancestral religious traditions stretching back over a thousand years ago. Today, most Hopi Katsina carvers live around three mesas in northern Arizona about a hundred miles from the Grand Canyon. Many live in stone villages considered the oldest in the Western Hemisphere. Hopi spirituality is still strong. New songs are being inspired through dreams. Their ancient ceremonial cycle stands unbroken. Hundreds of Katsina dancers fill their plazas at precise times of the year. Katsina Societies remain active. Over a century ago, U.S. government agents predicted American Indians were on the verge of extinction. These so-called experts were wrong. American Indian cultures have survived. The state of the American Indian art world is strong. And, with our continued support as art patrons, American Indian artists and their families may grow even stronger. The key to the growth of American Indian cultural arts is for art patrons to support the true artists who create authentic, handmade, Native American arts.
Native American Indian Baskets (Artist Biographies) By: Gregory Schaaf
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Center for Indigenous Arts I enjoy creating artwork, because... Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements.
Native American Indian Hopi-tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies By: Gregory Schaaf
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Center for Indigenous Arts American Indian Art Series. This book is designed to introduce people to the artists and to their fine art pottery. Featuring 450 illustrations of artist portraits, historic village scenes, authentic signatures and hallmarks, pottery making and hundreds of pots, the volume profiles 500 artists over the past two centuries. The first three chapters address three main questions: Who are the Hopi-Tewa people? How do we evaluate Hopi-Tewa pottery? How is Hopi-Tewa pottery made? The center of the book is filled with 500 biographies, arranged alphabetically for easy reference. The survey collected information in 25 fields, including the artist's culture, language, village, clan, active years, types of artwork, lifespan, family, education, teachers, students, awards, demonstrations, exhibitions, collections, techniques, materials, favorite designs, galleries, publications, and twenty years of auction records. Many completed a personal statement, I enjoy creating artwork, because... Following the biographies are family tree charts, hallmarks and signatures, as well as special sections on pottery types and styles, 100 designs and symbols, the language of the potters in Hopi, Tewa and English, and an extensive bibliography. American Indian Art Series - Volume 1
Native American Indian Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies By: Gregory Schaaf
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Center for Indigenous Arts American Indian Art Series. This book introduces potters from twelve Pueblos located south of Santa Fe: Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez I enjoy creating artwork, because... Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements. Featuring: Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Pecos, Laguna, Sandia, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Tiqua/Ysleta del Sur, Zia and Zuni.
Native American Indian Textiles: 2,000 Artist Biographies By: Gregory Schaaf
Collector Bookstore is a retailer of new books located in Leavenworth, Kansas. We specialize in price guides and reference books for the antiques and collectibles industry. The Center for Indigenous Arts American Indian Art Series. The first volume is Hopi-Tewa Pottery: 500 Artist Biographies. The second volume, Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies, profiles six Rio Grande Tewa Pueblos located in northern New Mexico. This third volume presents brief biographical profiles of American Indian textile artists. They are organized into three groups: Navajo Weavers, Pueblo Textile Artists, and Other Native American Textile Artists. The purpose of the series is to introduce people to American Indian artists and their fine arts. This volume profiles over 2,000 artists from the past two centuries, featuring 600 artist portraits and more than 1,000 textiles. This book was created with the cooperation of American Indian artists and their friends. Through artist surveys, archival research and personal interviews, information was collected in 25 categories: including the artist's pueblo, moiety (social group), clan (group of extended families), active years, lifespan, family relationships, education, teachers, students, awards, demonstrations, exhibitions, collections, favorite designs, publications and twenty years of auction records. Many artists completed a personal statement, I enjoy creating artwork, because. . . Some wrote or narrated autobiographical statements. Future volumes will feature jewelers, basketmakers, beadworkers, painters, sculptors, carvers, and other American Indian artists.