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  1. The whole vase has been fired. Glaze may have been applied to only the decorations, but in order for glaze to turn shiny, the pot has to be fired. It is also possible for a glaze to be matte, or...
  2. It's best, when attempting to identify an item, to start with the item itself...not with a preconceived idea of what it "may" be, and then trying to prove it. You will run into all sorts of wrong tur...
  3. Chalk ware is made from plaster of Paris. The decorations are painted on. Chalk ware is therefore not ceramic (meaning it is not fired), and thus not glazed. Since this was glazed and fired,...
  4. This is contemporary studio pottery, "influenced or inspired by" perhaps a vaguely Southwest or tribal arts look, but in no way can it be called Native American. As already pointed out, it was th...
  5. Don't read too much into the design, or what someone may have told you about this. It's not Native American Indian. It is a fairly common Saltillo weaving, a souvenir from Oaxaca, Mexico. ...
  6. In answer to your questions, there are a number of pottery factories in the southwest which manufacture souvenir items for the tourist trade. The factories are not Native American-owned, but do emplo...
  7. It's contemporary...there are web sites selling this today. But they are still desirable, and not inexpensive.
  8. This is a traditional type of teapot from China. It's made from a special "purple sand clay" found in the area of Yixing. It's porous, unglazed, and should never be washed with soap (which will be a...
  9. Not Native American, since Native American rugs are never woven with fringe on both ends. The photo is too blurred to tell the weaving technique, which is much more important in correctly ident...
  10. It is definitely African, made by the Hausa of Nigeria and neighboring Niger. If you want a reference to confirm, here is a web site: http://basketmakers.com/topics/collect/fakes/hausanigeria.h...
  11. It isn't Native American, since no Native American basket makers use this type of wrapped stitch that joins the coils. It's a common technique used in parts of Africa, Mexico, and the South Pacific. ...
  12. It's African, made by the Hausa of Nigeria. A contemporary import, found in gift and souvenir shops all over the country. A coiled basket, made from palm fiber.
  13. I would add that if you buy directly from the Navajo carvers themselves, they usually call their carvings "dolls" not "kachina dolls." Or just "carvings." The deception primarily occurs when th...
  14. Whether this is an authentic kachina doll, depends on who made it. Only the pueblo tribes have kachinas in their culture, and of those, only the Hopi and Zuni carve kachina dolls for sale. Nava...
  15. It's a twined Skokomish basket, from the Hood Canal region of western Washington. Here's a good article. by one of the most reputable authorities, which gives great information on how to identify W...
  16. It doesn't appear to be a Native American artifact. It's like a rock concretion, often mistaken for something else.... See: http://www.desertusa.com/desert-minerals/concretions.html
  17. Just a comment on how these are made. Santa Clara and San Ildefonso traditional pottery is made from local clay (usually found right on pueblo lands) and fired traditionally...outside in a fire, no...
  18. Looks like an interpretation of the old Sandman story, sprinkling sand to bring on sleep and dreams. There are more scary versions, this one looks pretty benign.
  19. It's from Ecuador. You can do a google search for "bird images ecuador rugs" (without the " marks).
  20. It's a contemporary copy of an ancient Greek wine pitcher (oenochoe), as identified in the first post. So it probably says "made in GREECE." Maybe the writing that you can't make out is in ...
  21. It's made from stoneware clay, thrown and trimmed on a potter's wheel, glazed, and fired in a kiln...so it would be considered studio pottery or art pottery, not Native Amrican.
  22. This is probably from Santa Clara Pueblo, rather than San Ildefonso, based on a number of these I've had over the years. Both made black-on-black pottery. Since there's little water, and no trad...
  23. This would be an "American Raku" or post-firing reduction piece, rather than traditional Japanese Raku. It's a typical piece made by a studio potter, who will likely be difficult, if not impossible...
  24. These are glass cozies, used to fit around drinking glasses, mid-1900's. Made in China, and originally sold in sets of 8. They had a small cloth tag stitched on the bottom, with "Made in China" prin...
  25. Yes, mass-produced for the decorator trade, ca. 1970's/1980's. I believe this type of ware was made in Mexico.
  26. Slip is a suspension of clay particles in water. It is usually the consistency of heavy cream. It's used to decorate pottery, and is applied to leather-hard clay, rather than to bisque ware, like ...
  27. It looks like the origin is the South Pacific. That appears to be a tropical wood. It's not a shape of boat or canoe associated with the Pacific Northwest. Even the writing looks like it is Pol...
  28. It depicts a Koyemsi, also known as a Mudhead (although neither name is what the Hopi or Zuni call them). They are a part of the pueblo culture, found at Hopi and Zuni. Technically, they are not ka...
  29. It is not Native American. The type of beads, form, and way it's constructed all point to Asia.
  30. This is not Indian, it is a Chimayo weaving, and is Hispanic. The name comes from the village of Chimayo, in northern New Mexico, which was settled in the 1600's by the Spanish, who brought their Euro...
  31. 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!
  32. 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.
  33. Neither, it's walrus tusk.
  34. This is Mexican, not Native American...a Saltillo from central Mexico.
  35. It's a batik stamp, used to apply the wax to the fabric.
  36. 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 ...
  37. 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...
  38. Neither Native American nor African. It's traditional pottery from Peru. From the area around Cusco.
  39. 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...
  40. 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...
  41. 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.
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. What's the yellow thing?
  48. The larger one is Yanomami, from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil or Venezuela.
  49. 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...
  50. 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 ...
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