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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. What's the yellow thing?
  6. The larger one is Yanomami, from the Amazon rainforest of Brazil or Venezuela.
  7. 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...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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...
  10. 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.
  11. 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 ...
  12. Just be sure you spell it "Lewis," not "Louis"!
  13. "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,...
  14. 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 ...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Have no idea, but it looks like an interesting item. I've never seen one like it before.
  19. 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.
  20. 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...
  21. It's a traditional design from Ecuador.
  22. Hope you realize that it's J.P. Ukestine, not J. Pukestine!
  23. Recent carving from Indonesia.
  24. 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.
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. It's African, not Native American. a traditional coiled basket from Ethiopia.
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. blunderbuss2 is absolutely correct...this is an Aztec calendar design. Modern.
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. It's traditional Berber pottery, from Morocco.
  36. It's Mexican, not Native American, from Oaxaca.
  37. Based on the subject, style, form, and colors used, I would be willing to bet that the date is actually "1980", not 1930.
  38. 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...
  39. This is a Chimayo rug. Chimayo weaving takes its name from the village of Chimayo, New Mexico, which was settled in the late 1600's by the Spanish. They brought their European looms and weaving te...
  40. I probably should have mentioned that raku pottery like this isn't related in any way to anything Native American. It's a type of pottery which is generally credited to being started by American pot...
  41. This is contemporary raku studio pottery, more correctly called "American raku" or post-firing reduction. It's low-fired, and porous, so is for decorative use only. Here's a link to a page that ex...
  42. This is contemporary Mexican pottery from Mata Ortiz, northern Chihuahua. This type of pottery was first made and came on the market in the late 1970's/1980's. The early pieces were copies of, or in...
  43. Not Native American. The Navajo are the only tribe that weaves rugs, and they use a unique type of loom and weaving technique (an upright loom and a continuous warp) which makes it impossible to weav...
  44. This is contemporary stoneware pottery, made by a studio potter, and therefore, very difficult to match with a signature. It's a vegetable steamer. These have been popular items at craft fairs, s...
  45. Your interesting folk art figures are from Ayacucho, in Peru.
  46. 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.
  47. 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...
  48. It's an Indonesian import, that started showing up on the market about 10-15 years ago.
  49. No, not Native American. It's African, from the Sahara region, made by the Berbers of northern Africa.
  50. 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...
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