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  1. This is a cast resin souvenir copy of a grease bowl The real ones are carved cedar, and much larger. This wouldn't hold much grease!
  2. This isn't a Native American grease bowl. It's a replica, made from resin. No great value, so feel to use it for whatever.
  3. Neither, it's walrus tusk.
  4. This is Mexican, not Native American...a Saltillo from central Mexico.
  5. It's a batik stamp, used to apply the wax to the fabric.
  6. It's a popular souvenir Kwakiutl-style totem pole. with a standard stamp, saying: Genuine Indian Made Hand Carved By Chief White Eagle Although there were some Native American tribal chiefs ...
  7. I think the comment was meant as a joke. Beatrix (not Beatrice) Potter, the British author of Peter Rabbit, had no connection with pottery. He did do paintings, however, and at one time wanted to b...
  8. Neither Native American nor African. It's traditional pottery from Peru. From the area around Cusco.
  9. Forgot to add that nearly every Southwest pueblo tribe that made pottery (Hopi, Acoma, Isleta, Santo Domingo, Cochiti, Santa Clara, San Juan, and even the Papago in southern Arizona) made similar litt...
  10. Nice little Hopi pottery moccasin. These were popular souvenir items in the early-to-mid 1950's. They often were made as a pair, tied together, so that's probably what the holes were for. Or to han...
  11. It isn't Maori, or Polynesian. It's from Borneo, Indonesia, identified by those iconic carved swirls on the lower portion of the vessel. Similar to Maori, I suppose, but distinctively different.
  12. First thing to learn is, authenticity is determined by how it is woven, not by the design. If it is woven with fringes on both ends, it cannot be a Navajo weaving. The Navajo are the only Native Amer...
  13. It isn't stone, it's pottery, handmade, and Mexican. This is a black clay whistle from Oaxaca. They've been popular Mexican souvenir items for years, and come in many forms, birds being the the most...
  14. No, it isn't Washoe. The materials used, and the construction technique will help identify it. I can't tell from the photo what type of material it is. The bottom looks like it may be spruce ro...
  15. No, it isn't Washoe. Washoe basket are coiled, and made from willow. This is a twined basket, made from hazel, from north western California, most likely Hupa. Several neighboring tribes make n...
  16. Carol Namoki, listed in Gregory Schaaf's "Hopi-Tewa Pottery, 500 Artist Biographies." She was active in the 1960's-1970's. "Tewa Village" is another name for Hano, one of the three villages on top...
  17. What's the yellow thing?
  18. The larger one is Yanomami, from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil or Venezuela.
  19. It's a Saltillo, from Mexico, woven on a mechanized floor loom. Saltillos take their name from the region in Mexico where this particular pattern style (colorful stripes, often with a central diamon...
  20. It's an Iroquois Vicorian "Whimsy." Like a lot of Native American crafts, this was made strictly for the tourist market. It therefore was made based on the idea of what would sell best, rather than ...
  21. Just in the interest of accuracy, pop outs are not caused by mica, they are a result of limestone in the clay. You will see a tiny white spot in the center of the pop out that is the limestone conta...
  22. It's Senufo, from the Ivory Coast/Mali region of western Africa. A modern copy of a traditional mask, made for sale, but well-done and decorative.
  23. I think that's a good estimate of age. The Hopi, unlike some of the other tribes, have always remained true to their traditional methods of pottery production, and have never resorted to the use ...
  24. Just be sure you spell it "Lewis," not "Louis"!
  25. "Hozoni" is one of the lines manufactured by Cedar Mesa Pottery factory in Blanding, Utah. The company hires Native American workers to decorate and sign the pots. It is not Native American pottery,...
  26. No, they are not Native American, they are Mexican, from the Toluca Valley. This particular type of construction, a coiled basket where the coils are joined with a wrapped stitch which separates and ...
  27. It's African, from Ethiopia...not Native American or Eskimo. This form, with the flattened-off top of the conical lid, is common on coiled Ethiopian storage baskets, as is the use of leather to rein...
  28. A pop out is just a little white "pit" on the surface of the pot, where an impurity in the clay, usually limestone, absorbs moisture and expands over time and "pops" a piece of the surface off the pot...
  29. You're kidding, right? It's Acoma, circa 1950's. If it has a lot of little "pop-outs" (white bits out of the clay) it dates to the 1960's when their clay developed a lot of impurities. Put it o...
  30. Have no idea, but it looks like an interesting item. I've never seen one like it before.
  31. They're Asian, a mixture of styles from Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, and possibly Japan. Not sure where they were made, but Indonesia would be most likely.
  32. Nothing to do with voodoo or neck ring torture. This is a traditional type of doll from Kenya, made by the Turkana tribe, called a ngide (child) doll, but more specifically, an ikideet. There a...
  33. It's a traditional design from Ecuador.
  34. Hope you realize that it's J.P. Ukestine, not J. Pukestine!
  35. Recent carving from Indonesia.
  36. However, I will certainly agree that the book is a good investment! Another recommendation would be "Art of the Basket, Traditional Basketry from Around the World" by Bryan Sentance.
  37. The patterns, colors, weaving technique, and designs on baskets can all be copied by any competent basket maker. The only thing that can't, is the local materials. So that is the primary identifying...
  38. These were made by MPI Multi Products Inc, in the late 1940's/early 50's. It's a Syroco wood/resin figure of a "hungry horse" and came in a 4" size and 8". They were sold as souvenirs across the w...
  39. The clay figure with the detached head is called a Tesuque rain god, made at Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico. They were popular souvenir items in the 1910-1930's era. There's a book about them, "When Rai...
  40. It's African, not Native American. a traditional coiled basket from Ethiopia.
  41. There was a fairly well-known studio in the Seattle area in the 1980s/1990s that was making this style pottery. Can't recall the name, but someone may recognize it. I think it was actually featured ...
  42. No, not Native American, just an interesting factory-made textile, made on a commercial horizontal loom, not on an upright loom like a Native American weaving would be made on. It should make great...
  43. It isn't Navajo or Native American. No Native American tribe makes blankets. The Navajo are the only ones who make rugs, but they haven't made blankets since the 1800's. The way the edges are boun...
  44. blunderbuss2 is absolutely correct...this is an Aztec calendar design. Modern.
  45. Just from what I can see in the photos, it does not appear to have been woven on a Navajo loom. The key features that would indicate it is not authentic: 1) the single thick braided corner c...
  46. It's a Navajo Storm Pattern design, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's a Navajo rug. The only way to positively identify a Navajo rug is to determine if it was woven on an upright Navajo loom...
  47. It's traditional Berber pottery, from Morocco.
  48. It's Mexican, not Native American, from Oaxaca.
  49. Based on the subject, style, form, and colors used, I would be willing to bet that the date is actually "1980", not 1930.
  50. Just a bit of additional background. Comanche Pottery has no connection with the Comanche tribe. It is a pottery manufacturer/wholesale factory, located in Comanche, Texas. They manufacture art pot...
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