Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cowan's "American Indian Art"

Happy Thursday. We've been busy and my boy is under the weather, so not much blogging! I did browse a bit yesterday, and saw these Native American pieces to be auctioned today at Cowan's. The beadwork, weaving, sewing and carving are wonderful. But while gazing at these pieces is exciting, I do not like seeing these at auction. The loss they represent is too depressing and discouraging to get into here; suffice it to say I wish they could go back to their people.
A Northern Plains beaded and quilled token pouch, a pair of Cree beaded high-top moccasins, three Paiute beaded baskets, an Eskimo carved wooden seal rattle, an Attu Eskimo lidded basket, and a pair of Sioux beaded hide moccasins.


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

Hi liza, these are indeed beautiful items. I totally understand what you are saying. When I first visited Arizona & saw exquisite antique Native American pieces in galleries for sale, I really wanted to cry.

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

beautiful- and I agree- they should go back the the people and community they come from.

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