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  1. The dolls are contemporary items from Peru, called a Chancay burial dolls, patterned after a pre-Columbian design. They are popular souvenir items from Peru. The basket is covered with coco fiber ...
  2. It's African, a traditional beaded panel made by the Yoruba of Nigeria. Here's a completed auction for a similar one on eBay: 141916269859
  3. It's a souvenir owl, most likely from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico. Acoma potters also make owls, but the way it is painted, and the way the beak is formed, is more characteristic of Zuni owls. Probably ...
  4. These inexpensive souvenir items painted with poster paint were only made by two tribes, the Tesuque and the Jemez, starting in the 1930s. They were the low end of the market, and ignored and dis...
  5. Got carried away with those ( ( ) ) marks, and didn't proofread first! But wanted to get that point across. On any given day, up to 90% of the New Listings on eBay under the Native American Pottery...
  6. That's a pretty broad category, but if you want to start with pottery, the reference I always recommend is "Southwestern Pottery, Anasazi to Zuni" by Allan Hayes and John Blom. The original edition...
  7. From the buyers' reviews, apparently about 6 years old. (First review was dated October, 2010.)
  8. It's a dhurrie. Advertised simply as "imported," but likely from India or Pakistan. (Or China.) Here's a website where they were sold: http://www.sundancecatalog.com/product/diamondback+dhurr...
  9. Not Native American, since it is woven with fringe on both ends.
  10. Not Native American made, since it is woven with fringe on both ends. Could be a dhurrie, from India.
  11. Not Native American. I think it's Mexican. There were several versions of this style of pottery that appeared in decorator shops, etc., about 10-12 years ago. Colors varied, but all seemed to have ...
  12. It looks like the work of Amado Peña, a "designated artisan" of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Arizona. He has a very stylized way of depicting faces. Check it compared to this eBay listing: 11184929258...
  13. Those distinctive shaped eyes are called "coffee bean" eyes in the trade, and are usually associated with pre-Columbian pottery from western Mexico. They are also found in a few other world cultures,...
  14. The form is called a "cantir," and it originated in Spain, but is also found in Latin America, and elsewhere where there was a Spanish heritage. There is even a museum dedicated to the pottery ca...
  15. It's a tapa cloth placemat, from the kingdom of Fiji, in the South Pacific, a popular souvenir from the islands. Tapa cloth is made from strips of the paper mulberry tree bark, pounded out thin and...
  16. No, it's African, not Native American. A bundle-coiled palm fiber basket, that resembles some Native American basketry, but is the wrong combination of materials, construction techniques, colors, an...
  17. Tesuque Pueblo, New Mexico.
  18. This is a classic shape and design pattern, from Santo Domingo Pueblo, New Mexico. Called either a pottery basket, or a "double spout pitcher," it probably dates circa 1930s. If you'd like a referen...
  19. You're right, they are early 20th century souvenir figurines from Cochiti Pueblo, New Mexico. Here's a very similar frog, sold through Adobe Gallery (one of the most-reputable galleries dealing wit...
  20. The only thing I can tell you, is that it definitely isn't Native American Indian pottery....
  21. Glad to find out that wasn't a break! Everything looks right...I'd say it deserves a far better display presentation, rather than being stuck next to a factory-made Skookum doll. And if it isn'...
  22. Main thing to check for concerning the coiling, is the specific technique, if that can be determined. Yokuts baskets are traditionally "bundle" coiled, where the coil is made up of "bundle" of shor...
  23. 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...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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...
  32. "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...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  36. Nope, not Native American, or African. He's from the Philippines.
  37. 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...
  38. It is Indonesian, from Bali. See my answer for your other basket post for more complete information.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. 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...
  42. 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,...
  43. 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...
  44. 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...
  45. It's not Alaskan or Native American, it's a traditional coiled basket from Lombok, Indonesia.
  46. It's traditional Ameyaltepec pottery, from the state of Guerrero. Not related to either Native American, or Tonala, pottery
  47. 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...
  48. 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...
  49. 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...
  50. 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...
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