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  1. Your interesting folk art figures are from Ayacucho, in Peru.
  2. Starting in 1973, however, all the clay used by Nemadji Pottery was shipped in from Kentucky. It gave more consistent results than the local clay. This "Nemadji USA Potery" stamp was used from 1...
  3. The teepee is made from coco bark fiber, or coconut husk. They're made in the Philippines, available from import shops and, sometimes, floral supply places.
  4. Just to clarify, for those who don't click on links, Comanche pottery is not related in any way to Comanche Indians, but gets its name from the town where it was made, Comanche, Texas. There is no do...
  5. It's an Indonesian import, that started showing up on the market about 10-15 years ago.
  6. No, not Native American. It's African, from the Sahara region, made by the Berbers of northern Africa.
  7. Just found my copy of "Navajo Pottery, Tradition I Innovations" by Hartman and Musial. It mentions on page 69 that Louise Goodman's daughter Eloise, and two sons, Eddie Jr. and Edward, all made potte...
  8. Decorative only, definitely not a working decoy.
  9. Traditionally-made Navajo wood-fired pottery, like your other piece. EG may be Eddie Goodman, husband of well-known Navajo potter Louise Goodman. I don't know for sure that he makes pottery, but I d...
  10. It's traditionally-made Navajo pottery, made from local clay, fired outdoors in a bonfire, and then coated with pinon pine pitch while it is still red-hot from the fire. While it is made in a tradi...
  11. This is Mexican, not Indian, from Tonala. It dates circa 1930's-1940's. This style is usually called "opaque Tonala" ware, and was made for only a relatively short period. It was a popular type of...
  12. No, not Native American. It's African, a camel saddle/stool from Morocco. These are popular souvenir items, found all over northern Africa (Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt).
  13. The little point in the middle is a sign that the potter was inexperienced. This is a class room project, or made by a hobby artist who just got their first potter's wheel. If you don't take a potte...
  14. True. Native American potters never used a potter's wheel, and never glazed their pottery, but early Mexican potters did, as well as most other cultures around the world.
  15. No, it's not Native American. The Navajo are the only Native American tribe that weaves rugs, and they use a unique loom and weaving technique (an upright loom with a continuous warp), which makes it...
  16. This is Mexican pottery from San Luis Potosi. This form is generally referred to as a Huastecan water jug. It dates ca. late 1890's/early 1900's.
  17. You're welcome, looks like a great example!
  18. The terms used depend on the where you are from. The easiest way to distinguish is by using the Japanese words. In Japan, this technique would be "nerikomi", as opposed to "neriage" (which it is oft...
  19. It was just your father's private joke. This isn't a peace pipe, isn't Native American. Its an antique German pipe. But if it kept the peace, it served the purpose, regardless of where it was made...
  20. The Navajo only make rugs. Period. They do not make blankets. I have no idea what other agenda you have going on. I simply saw your query about the item, and gave you a detailed, documented answ...
  21. There are no such websites, talking about "all types of Navajo fabrics," because the Navajo do not make anything but rugs, and haven't since the 1800's. Even then, they made wearing robes, not anyth...
  22. The "fabric losing threads" that you refer to is actually the top and bottom, as the piece was woven on the loom...not "both sides." The threads you see are the white warp threads (the vertical thre...
  23. G. Madelena is Genevieve Madelena, born April 26, 1931, who began making pottery in the l940's, according to Gregory Schaaf's "Southern Pueblo Pottery, 2000 Artist Biographies." Jemez Pueblo is one...
  24. Native American potters never used a potter's wheel, or glazed their pottery.
  25. It's Mexican pottery, from Oaxaca.
  26. Tapa cloth from Samoa, to be specific. called siapo in Samoa. Tapa cloth from each island group differs in the way it is made, and the patterns used, so it is possible to identify where it was made. ...
  27. I do know for sure. It is not Native American, however, it is Mexican. This is a traditional Texcoco pattern weaving, from Texcoco, close to Mexico City. It's not Native American, because the Nav...
  28. It's an interesting image, but first of all, this is not a little Indian girl. Or if it is, the question should be why is she is somehow wearing her big brother's clothing? (Does that account for th...
  29. Folk art carving from Guatemala. A standard design, which explains why you see more than one that appear similar. The "starry" eyes with lashes all the way around are an identifying feature of Guat...
  30. This isn't a kachina doll. It is a Navajo carving. Only the pueblo Indians have kachinas, and only the Hopi and Zuni carve authentic kachina dolls for sale, that accurately represent the actual kach...
  31. Before you get too excited, be aware that fake Dali work has flooded the market. It is highly unlikely that these are real. Just to a web search for "Dali fakes" to begin your research. Here's a ...
  32. The arm bands and beaded skirt are not Native American. The skirt is African, probably Zulu.
  33. These are African, made by the Zulu, from discarded telephone wire. There's even a book out about them: "Wired: Contemporary Zulu Telephone Wire Baskets" by David Arment and Marisa Fick-Jordaan .
  34. No, not Native American. It's a factory-made souvenir item with an "Indian" theme. Not silver, or turquoise, either, just a silver-colored metal and turquoise-colored glass, made in Southwest style.
  35. That's not a drum. These are traditional equipale furniture stools from Mexico. http://community.ebay.com/t5/Archive-Collectibles/Help-us-settle-a-family-feud-Drum-Stool-Native-American/td-p/2826...
  36. It's a real traditional style, made for years. But they don't last long with use, and in the climate, so most likely made in the last half of the 20th century.
  37. Not Polynesian. The hair treatment, the earrings, and the style of carving indicate Borneo, or perhaps the Philippines.
  38. It's African, a traditional milk or water bottle, from Kenya.
  39. Not Native American, however. This is contemporary studio or classroom pottery, made from commercial stoneware clay, glazed, and fired in a gas kiln...none of which is true of Native American pottery...
  40. Yes, its African, a Baule figure, from the Ivory Coast.
  41. A whole year and this is still unsolved? It's a pintail duck decoy, made by the Armstrong Featherweight Decoy Company, of Houston, Texas. The company dated from 1938-1945. Mystery solved.
  42. It's a "ngide," a traditional doll from the Turkana tribe of Kenya. Not a fertility doll, these are made for and given to young girls. The Turkana also make a doll called an "ikidet," made from pal...
  43. This is a "Southwest Style" decorator item, not Native American. So it can't be called either Navajo or Zuni, although the imagery appears to be based on Navajo sand painting designs. Pottery decor...
  44. I'm sorry, but these are not Native American. These are copies of Native American design patterns, made in Pakistan. Unlike Native American baskets, these are made from palm fiber. No Native A...
  45. The term "Native American" is a legal one, and applies to federal and state-recognized U.S. tribes. It is not a term used or recognized in Mexico, where the indigenous people are referred to eith...
  46. This is Isleta, from Isleta Pueblo, south of Albuerque, New Mexico. No relation at all to either the Apache or the Hopi. This style of pottery was made from the late 1890's to the 1930's at Isleta...
  47. This isn't Navajo, based on the clay and the way the pot is made. Navajo clay is buff-colored, and the Navajo finish their pottery with a distinctive pinon pine pitch, applied to the red-hot pot whe...
  48. This is burnished Tonala ware, a traditional style of pottery from the state of Jalisco, in west central Mexico. The tag is inaccurate (like a lot of tags added by former owners), since there is no ...
  49. Most of these simple pots, with the distinctive raw hide wrapping, are made by the Tarahumara, from the Copper Canyon area of Mexico.
  50. It's a coiled yucca basket, from southern Arizona, made by a Papago (now called Tohono O'odham) basketmaker. I've never seen one exactly like this before, but it's definitely Papago!
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