CanyonRoad » collections

CanyonRoad

CanyonRoad

Collections

CanyonRoad has not created any collections yet. What are collections?

Comments

  1. This isn't a mushroom, although it is a type of fungus, that grows on trees. It's Ganoderma applanatum, also called "artist's fungus" or "conk." It primarily grows on maples, alders, birches, beech...
  2. It's more of a "double bridge and spout" form, traditional to Peru, than a "wedding vase." And appears to be a contemporary interpretation of a traditional style. The "wedding" vase itself, is a ...
  3. I think it was more likely a pottery class project, or made by a hobby/studio potter. It doesn't comply with any traditional pottery form and function. There are hundreds of thousands potters wo...
  4. Your pot is Shipibo, from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. It looks old, but it is contemporary. Prior to the late 1940s, the pottery the Shipibo made was plain, and undecorated. After World War ...
  5. As to the Tarahumara pot, they have been making pottery for generations, but the majority of pots on the market today were made for sale as tourist items. The style and decoration date this to ar...
  6. No, not Native American. It's Mexican, from the Tarahumara, in the Copper Canyon region. It's contemporary.
  7. It's a traditional style rug from Mexico. (U.S. Native American weaving is never made with fringe on both ends.) It could have been woven anywhere in Mexico. While certain design patterns are iden...
  8. It's from a little bit farther north...Narino culture, what is today Columbia/Ecuador.
  9. It's an informative blog, but remember, the basket in question is Nootka, from Vancouver Island, Canada...and entirely unrelated to the Karok. Nor is the Karok tribe related to the Klamath tribe...
  10. Nice basket, but it isn't Klamath (Oregon/California border). It's Nootka/Makah from Vancouver Island, Canada, or Neah Bay, Washington, respectively. The Klamath never used colored materials in t...
  11. It was not made by Maria Martinez.
  12. It was made in Central or South America, on a backstrap loom the width of the single panels. It's a common practice in those weaving areas to produce wider widths of fabric by stitching two or more w...
  13. This is a section of African "mud cloth," a traditional craft from Mali, in western Africa. The name in the Bambara language is "bògòlanfini," which translates as "earth" or "mud" cloth, since the d...
  14. I don't see the size mentioned. That would make a big difference between it being a honey pot or a churn! The white background and double blue stripe are characteristic of a Texas ware crock. Se...
  15. It's a Navajo sandpainting made for sale. This type of tourist oriented art first came on the market in the 1960s, and is still popular today. Actual sandpaintings are a part of the Navajo cult...
  16. I think auto correct struck again. You may have meant "Taos Pueblo" rather than "the Pueblo." ("Pueblo" isn't the name of any particular tribe, there are 21 separate, independent, sovereign Indian ...
  17. The basket is Native American, made by the southern Arizona Tohono O'odham tribe (formerly called Papago.) It is a coiled basket, made from yucca, with the design made by stitches of Devil's claw. ...
  18. Yes, it does appear to be a Native American Indian basket. It is not the type of basket I usually specialize in, however. I can eliminate many tribes, but can't tell you the specific tribe it is fro...
  19. The little pot is Mexican, from the village of Mata Ortiz. The first pottery was made there in the 1970s, but only by a handful of potters. By the 1980s/1990s it had become known around the world, a...
  20. The largest wide and shallow bowl is not Native American. It is Mexican black pottery from Oaxaca. Native American potters that make black on black pottery do not use this type of design patterns, w...
  21. They are African, early to mid-20th century, from Nigeria. Probably Hausa tribe.
  22. Not sure what you are saying/asking. Pendleton is a woolen mill and textile manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and Beaver State is one of their brands, reserved for textiles they produce...
  23. It's a good example of two of the main rules of antique collecting: museum replicas of items in their collections have been produced probably as long as museums have existed. And items have been foun...
  24. I'm afraid that there is no such thing as a "Native American wooden marble." Just from the photo shown, it appears you have a glazed clay marble, identified by the tiny colored "bullseye" that oc...
  25. It's a well-made basket, but not Hupa (they only make twined baskets, and this is coiled), or Native American. Unfortunately, no Native American tribe that makes baskets uses this particular combinat...
  26. It isn't Native American, it's constructed basically like a quiver for blow dart arrows, most likely from one of the tribes in Borneo (Iban, or any of the other 300 or so ethnic groups.) That's a...
  27. It's a decorative wall hanging from Guatemala, identified by the distinctive painted black "eye lash" markings, found on many of their masks and carved figures.
  28. These appear to be examples of pareidolia and motivated perception.
  29. It appears to be a contemporary souvenir from the Williamsburg Pottery Factory in Virginia. The company has been a major tourist attraction for years, expanded to include factory outlet stores and a ...
  30. It isn't Native American, since it was woven on a standard horizontal floor loom. The Navajo are the only U.S. tribe that weaves rugs (they haven't woven blankets since the 1800s), and they use a u...
  31. It looks like the writing on the bottom includes the last part of the name "Gachupin," a surname associated primarily with potters from Jemez, but also found at Zia. This certainly looks like tr...
  32. It isn't Native American, since the Navajo are the only U.S. tribe that weaves rugs on looms, and they use a unique type of loom (upright, with a continuous loop), which makes it physically impossibl...
  33. It's a "Botellon De Barro," a traditional Mexican pottery water jar, from Tonala, in the state of Jalisco. This particular type of pottery is called canelo (cinnamon) brunido. Canelo for the co...
  34. No one who knows anything about southwest Native American pottery would ever mistake Kewa (Santo Domingo) pottery for Navajo pottery. It's pretty obvious this "appraiser" isn't a specialist when it c...
  35. No, not the 1940s. This stamp was used on Nemadji pottery from 1973 to 1980. The form itself first appeared in the Nemadji catalog 1969-1972, was still in the 1973 catalog. The definitive referen...
  36. No, it's not Navajo. It's a Santo Domingo (now called Kewa) tourist piece, ca.1930s. Kewa is located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and is totally unrelated to the Navajo.
  37. No, it's not raku. American raku, or post-firing reduction, is a firing technique that turns the clay body black, as a result of a chemical reaction from oxygen being blocked from reaching the potter...
  38. I'd agree with the "not old" part, but think it's more likely a contemporary "tourist" mask from Guatemala. Those distinctive lower eyelashes are found on lots of Guatemalan masks, and the countr...
  39. It appears to be a contemporary woven piece from Central or South America, known for that "hairy" yarn made from llama or alpaca wool, not Alaskan.
  40. "The shape looks like you could put it on the end of your double-barreled shotgun." Put it on and pull the trigger. It's been a rough day, month, year...
  41. It's a tropical wood, if that's any help. Pretty much rules out Eskimo!
  42. No, not Native American. It's contemporary stoneware, thrown on a potter's wheel, glazed, and fired in a kiln (none of which are techniques used by Native American potters.) It has the look of stu...
  43. All I can tell you is that they are not Native American pottery. The little black pot may be Mexican, from Oaxaca, or from farther south in Central America or even South America. The colors and li...
  44. It is not Hopi or Native American. It is contemporary Mexican pottery from the village of Mata Ortiz, in northern Chihuahua. The potters are Mexican, none claim any tribal affiliation, and the potte...
  45. The tribal affiliation is Santa Clara Pueblo, but the date is incorrect. That particular shade of blue/gray clay slip wasn't discovered and used at Santa Clara until 1942, and has been used ever sinc...
  46. There's a lot of misinformation on the internet about Mata Ortiz pottery, so don't believe everything you read online. For one thing, this is not "Casas Grande" or "Casa Grande." Mata Ortiz is the ...
  47. All I can say is that it is a "fantasy piece," containing too many inaccuracies and mistakes to be considered as anything else.
  48. Where an item is purchased may have nothing to do with where it was made. Shops in Arizona have long had trade contacts with the rest of the world. It's possible to buy items made in China, Afric...
  49. Diviners sashes were originally worn as a symbol of the owner's high spiritual position, and ability to foresee the future. Also called "king's sashes", since only kings and diviners could wear these...
  50. I've never seen anything like it. I'd say a studio potter, or an art student, got creative. The glaze looks like something used in the 1960s/70s. Size? Might help tell if it was intended to be...
  51. See more

Loves

Crie Prophecy,  XIX Century MYSTERY HEAD POT. Wooden Smoking Dog Pipe Maine  Sea Urchin Basket, 1890-1910 Korean Vase? Ocumicho Devil and Muerte Playing in a Band Hand Carved Wooden Swallow & Nest: Old

Likes

Hand Carved Wood Old Rabbit Rocker Toy SCAREY SANTO DOMINGO NATIVE ART, VOODOO MONKEY?-ARTIST SIGNED.