According to Navajo legend, Spider Man and Spider Woman are the deities of love and protection. The mythology suggests that they taught the tribe to weave. Many early Navajo pieces frequently featured geometric patterns in brown, white, or black hues. Featured in the first session of the upcoming Native American Art auction, presented by Hindman, is a Navajo rug in Moki patterns. Produced in the 19th century, it depicts evenly distributed diamond motifs against an indigo backdrop.
Also included is an Apache polychrome basket. Basket-making is among the most celebrated art forms in Apache culture. The baskets were often used as a tool for ceremonies and collecting food. The available basket from 1900 is made of natural fibers such as devil’s claw and yucca root. View more lots of interest and register to bid online at Hindman.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic (296)
# of Lots:296
Price Range:$300 - $30,000
Interesting lots include:
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|Prairie Grizzly Bear Claw Necklace|| Estimate: |
|Yankton Sioux Beaded Buffalo Hide Shot Pouch, with Powder Horn|| Estimate: |
|Apache Polychrome Pictorial Basketry Olla|| Estimate: |
|Navajo Moki Pattern Weaving / Rug|| Estimate: |
|An Exceptional Copper Dagger / Spear|| Estimate: |