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  1. Based solely on the photo, I would agree that it does appear to be Yokuts. (Yokuts is a pretty general category, however, and can apply to some 40 related groups in south-central California.) I do...
  2. Katherine, I'm sorry to have to say this, but I'm afraid the only reason there are so many "Betty Selby" pieces out there, is because it was one of the better-selling lines produced by the Desert Pueb...
  3. It's a contemporary souvenir pictorial rug from Egypt. Don't try to read too much of a story from it. The weaver wanted to weave something that would attract a buyer, so put in symbols that she ...
  4. All I can tell you is that it isn't Native American, since it was thrown on a potter's wheel, which Native American potters never used.
  5. This is African, a traditional milk gourd from Kenya. Unlike many beaded ones made for the souvenir/tourist trade, yours has the authenticity of actually having seen tribal use.
  6. This is contemporary studio pottery. Since they were thrown and trimmed on a potter's wheel, that eliminates any traditional Native American pottery, since American Indians never used a potter's whe...
  7. Regardless of where it was purchased, it's a Navajo rug...no other Native American Indian tribe weaves rugs. (Navajo rugs were even sold by mail order catalogs in the early 1900s, so they can be fou...
  8. One of the collectible features of these dolls is that they are all handmade and different...so you are not likely to see two exactly alike. What many have in common are the wire neck bands, the wh...
  9. This is a generally called a kyusu, or Japanese teapot, specifically a yokode kyusu, a Japanese teapot with a side handle, used for brewing green tea. The design for the side handle was adapted ...
  10. This is a beaded Ndebele doll, from South Africa. Originally, larger dolls like this were made as fertility figures, but now the dolls are made in all sizes, for sale, and making them is a much-neede...
  11. "I know that some of these people would also say that they are Native American, despite the legal definitions." Exactly why the law was enacted. The federal Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 is a...
  12. It isn't Native American. The OP thought it "appears to be Native American," but it is actually Shipibo. There are several sub-groups of the Shipibo, living in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador...
  13. It's Shipibo, from the Amazon region of Peru. Although they have made plain, undecorated utilitarian pottery for years, this type of decorated ware, made for the collector and souvenir market, was fi...
  14. It's Mexican, traditional burnished pottery (barro bruñido) from Tonala, state of Jalisco. It is not glazed. Before it is fired, the pot is coated with a thin slip (liquid clay) which is polishe...
  15. Better count those stars, because it makes a big difference in value. That is, providing it is authentic. 48 is common, 40 is extremely rare. Here's a web site giving dates for all the flags: h...
  16. Nope, not Native American, or African. He's from the Philippines.
  17. This is a Mexican Saltillo, not a Navajo weaving. The design pattern (a central diamond, with colorful bands on the ends of the rug) is named for the region of Mexico where it originated. That, and ...
  18. No, I'm afraid it isn't Cheyenne, or as old as you were led to believe. The style of the painting, especially the eagle, horses, and Indians, indicates it dates to the 1950s or newer, since these are...
  19. It is Indonesian, from Bali. See my answer for your other basket post for more complete information.
  20. Sorry, but no, this is not Salish or Native American Indian. Nor is the black design imbrication. This is a contemporary import from Bali, Indonesia. It's made from woven rattan, not the cedar ...
  21. Most of what has been written about the Lenape "symbols" or pictographs, sometimes called the "Red Record," has been proven to be a complete hoax, as anyone familiar with Native American history will ...
  22. They may have been bought in the Southwest, but they are not Native American. These are contemporary imports from Pakistan, made from palm fiber. Pakistani copies of Indian basket designs are, unfor...
  23. No Native American tribe had any form of a written language until a Cherokee alphabet was invented in the 1800s, and this sure isn't Cherokee. Those are nothing more than a couple interesting rocks,...
  24. Just be aware that you can't lump all indigenous peoples under one label. Some object very strongly to the term "Native American," some want to be known as "American Indians." But most would probabl...
  25. This isn't Navajo or Native American, it's Hispanic...from Chimayo, New Mexico. The weavers are all descendants of the early Spanish settlers, who came to the area around Chimayo in the northern Rio ...
  26. Legally, however, under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, the terms "Indian" and "Native American" can apply only to federally-recognized U.S. tribes. It isn't a matter of opinion or point of v...
  27. It's not Alaskan or Native American, it's a traditional coiled basket from Lombok, Indonesia.
  28. It's traditional Ameyaltepec pottery, from the state of Guerrero. Not related to either Native American, or Tonala, pottery
  29. These are traditional twined spruce root baskets, made by the Tlingit Indians, along the borders of Alaska and Canada. They are not Inuit or Eskimo...nor are they an extinct tribe! The baskets are...
  30. Santo Domingo polychrome pottery, from Santo Domingo Puebo, New Mexico. It dates after 1930, and was made for the tourist trade. Santo Domingo Polychrome (which features these distinctive flora...
  31. It's African, a traditional bread basket made in Morocco, woven from esparto grass. If you want to confirm, one is illustrated in "Art of the Basket, Traditional Basketry from Around the World" by Br...
  32. It appears to be American raku (a process developed by Paul Soldner in the 1960s, also called post-firing reduction) so is likely a one-of-a-kind piece, made by a studio potter, or one of the many th...
  33. The Estwing (no "a") Manufacturing Company is located in Rockford, Illinois. It's been a leading manufacturer of specialty hand tools, focusing on axes, hatchets, hammers, pry bars etc. since 1923.
  34. Unfortunately, these are contemporary imports from Pakistan, made from ilala palm fiber. 100% sure.
  35. Appears to be a circa 1950s Estwing "sportsman's axe."
  36. I'd say it dates to the mid- to last half of the 20th century.
  37. Thank you, antiquerose! I'm sorry I didn't see the question about the other post until now. (But the pitcher in the other post is Mexican pottery, from the state of Guerrero.)
  38. It's Mexican, from the state of Guerrero. If you'd like a reference, similar examples are shown in "The Popular Arts of Mexico" by Kojin Toneyama (that's not a typo!) and "Ceramica" by Amanda Thompson.
  39. It's a great little item, and an unusual form. It's not uncommon for the dolls to sell in the $1000-2000 range. Smaller pieces like mugs go for less, but this one might surprise you.
  40. The paper has nothing to do with the pottery. This is a Mohave "effigy cup" made for the tourist/souvenir market in the early 1900s. It's from the southern California/Arizona border area. The rail...
  41. Probably found at a local craft fair, since it is contemporary. It was raku fired, so dates to no earlier than the late 1960s. Raku, or more properly called, American raku, is a process developed by...
  42. Sorry it wasn't better news....
  43. It's a recent import from Pakistan, made from ilala palm fiber, designed to deceive. Patterns are taken from Native American Indian baskets, but made from local materials in Pakistan, by Pakistan...
  44. It's Mexican, a variation of a Saltillo pattern, with two Aztec figures replacing the usual diamond.
  45. The only thing I can tell you for sure, is that it is definitely not Native American, since it is woven with fringe on the ends, and not woven with an interlocking tapestry stitch technique.
  46. You approached identifying this exactly right...find a board or forum that specializes in similar items, and post for help. Searching on line, especially when it comes to things like baskets, can be...
  47. The fact that it is glazed on the inside, was thrown on a potter's wheel, and has a "pulled" strap handle, means that it is definitely not Native American, since none of those techniques were used by ...
  48. I agree, turquoise in color, but probably not turquoise. Nor is it Native American. The style, with the drop pendant, and the .924 markings are commonly found on contemporary "Indian Style" jewelry ...
  49. I can positively identify your basket, which is from none of the places mentioned, nor is it made from pine needles. It's a traditional style of basket made in Lombok, Indonesia, woven from rattan. ...
  50. Shows what happens when I try to use my phone, with its tiny screen. (I really need to upgrade to a large-screen phone.) I completely missed the way the fringe is made, which is a main identifying f...
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