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Here are some of the latest additions to our site--this section is updated frequently. There are many new items that do not show up in this section, however, so be sure to check the individual categories as well. Please click on any of the images below to view a larger image along with more information, prices and links to gallery pages for more art in each category.

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Fabulous Zuni concho belt with inlaid medallions by Ida Vacit Poblano, c. 1960s. One large buckle and 17 smaller conchos, each with an inlaid panel set in a silver frame. The...
UITA--silver and turquoise bolo, c. 1950. Hallmarked UITA 21, which corresponds to Southwest Arts & Crafts in Santa Fe. 1 3/4" x 1 1/8".
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UITA--a fun silver and turquoise bird pin, c. 1950. Hallmarked UITA 22, which is the mark for the Manuelito Trading Post. 1 7/8" x 1 1/2".
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For holding business cards in style, here is a Crystalline ceramic card holder. Be the only one in your office with one or buy several for all your friends!
Harvey-era darling silver spoon with dog handle. We call these dogs "Staight Dogs" because they have straight backs! It weighs 6 grams and is 3.75" long.
Jimmy Herald (Navajo) hallmarked silver and Blue Gem turquoise pendant and all-siver hand-made chain. Jimmy worked for Frank Patania. The chain and pendant together weigh 75...
Female wooden Seminole doll, circa 1920s. Complete dress and outfit including beaded necklace. A serene face tops this rare doll--wooden ones are early and rare. Comes with...
Victor Coochwytewa--a fabulous silver overlay bracelet by master Hopi smith Victor Coochwytewa (hallmarked), c. 1970s. A wonderful Pueblo scene flanked by corn plants, all done...
Navajo belt buckle with Persian turquoise C. 1930s. Ex-Jay Evetts collection. 2.5" X 1.75" This buckle accepts a 5/8" leather. Gram weight is 43.
Iroquois whimsey slipper wall pocket c. 1900. A simple yet beautifully beaded piece, originally used to keep a pocket watch safe overnight. Can now be used as a focal point on a...
Graceful Apache beaded toy cradle with doll, circa 1910. Traditional rawhide and wood construction with beaded decoration and fringe. The length is 10.5"
Frank Patania Sr.--creative and beautiful pair of all-silver earrings by Frank Patania Sr. (hallmarked), c. 1940s. Currently clips. 1 1/4" long.
Fred Peshlakai--a small Navajo silver and Blue Gem turquoise buckle by Fred Peshlakai (hallmarked), c. 1965. Pictured on page 169 of NAVAJO SILVERSMITH FRED PESHLAKAI by Steven...
UITA-an adorable Navajo silver and turquoise fawn pin, c. 1950. Hallmarked UITA 5, which means it was made at the Kirk Brothers Trading Post in Gallup. 2 3/4" x 1 3/4".
Navajo silver band ring, c. 1900. A very early and well-worn ring, and a rare survivor. Size 8 3/4.
Leekya carved frog fetish necklace. Pendant has detachable silver chain. Like most Leekya carvings it smiles! Pendant is 2 1/2" x 1 1/2", chain measures 25" long. The line...
Small Iroquois purse with pinwheel design, C. 1860. 3.25" X 3"
Very good condition, especially considering its great age.
Iroquois whimsey small frame "1926". Very creative use of white beads. 4" wide and 6.75" high.
Baleen basket by Harry Hawk with two seals on the finial. 4.75" in diameter.
Early Zuni silver and turquoise earrings with "eggbeater" drops, c. 1930-35. Currently screwbacks. 1 1/2" long without the findings.
Ornate and fabulous Zuni pin with Lone Mountain turquoise, c. 1945. A unique pin, done by an artist with a great sense of design and access to beautiful turquoise. 2 3/4" x 2 1/4".
We are pleased to show you work from Lewis Lomay, Hopi, c. 1950s. Lewis Lomay pieces are pretty difficult to find because unfortunately he found that painting houses in Phoenix...
Navajo silver and turquoise bracelet C. 1940 with a large beautiful water web turquoise. The measurement across the stone is 1.25" X 1" The interior measurement is 5.75" with a...
A lovely floral beaded slipper wall pocket featuring early tiny beads on dark brown velvet, c. 1890. 4" wide and 8.5" long.
A contemporary baleen basket maker won Best of Show at Heard Market this year, so we thought we would show some older examples. Baleen basket by Seymour Tuzpoiluk featuring a...
Very cool older pair of Zuni inlay circle hoops for pierced ears. Old style clasp screws on the threaded posts to secure earring from loss.
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Julian Lovato--a gorgeous silver and Lone Mountain turquoise cluster ring by Santo Domingo smith Julian Lovato (hallmarked), c. 1970. Just a wonderful ring in every aspect. Size...
Iroquois whimsy "Tie Rack 1938." The only one of this form we have ever seen, in great condition. 9.5 wide and 4" high.
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a kachina face, c. 1960. A very large example. Very good condition. 15.25" diameter.
Lewis Lomay--an incredible work of art in silver and Nevada Blue turquoise, this Hopi bracelet by Lewis Lomay (hallmarked) is truly amazing. The terminal stones of Bisbee...
Iroquois whimsey 3-lobed heart "My Love" c. 1940s. Another cute saying on a nicely done whimsey. A most unique gift for a special person. 4.5" wide and 5" high.
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a Crow Mother kachina, c. 1940. Good condition. 12.5" diameter.
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These darling two-part Navajo dangle earrings started out life as cuff links! Pretty stamping on the upper part and nice old bezel-settings with green turquoise...
Ramon Platero--silver, coral and #8 turquoise bracelet by Navajo smith Ramon Platero (hallmarked), c. 1970s. Wonderful turquoise and coral in very interesting setting. Inside...
Iroquois whimsey side-flying bird, C. 1900-1910. An extremely unusual form--we have only seen one other like it. 6" wide and 4.25" tall.
Hopi coiled basketry plaque with a Hopi woman and five deer, c. 1960. Very good condition. 12" diameter.
Frank Patania Sr.--an absolutely incredible silver and coral bracelet by Frank Patania Sr. (hallmarked), c. 1950s. Completely unique and fabulous wide cuff with 6 rows of coral...
Pretty whisk broom holder with "Dear Papa" C. 1935. 6" wide and 7.5" tall including the dangles. A gift for Papa--usually these whimseys say "Dear Mother", and gifts for Papa...
Ike Wilson--small-scale Navajo silver and Blue Gem turquoise bracelet by Ike Wilson (hallmarked), c. 1950. Very finely stamped. Sometimes smaller is better! Inside size 5 1/2"...
Iroquois whimsy peach-colored book with darling beaded bird, C. 1920s. 4.25" wide and 6" tall.
Elegant Iroquois flat beaded bag C. 1860s. The cut steel beads give it unusual sparkle. Excellent condition. Measures 5" X 5"
Kenneth Begay--a true masterwork by one of the greats, a silver and Blue Gem turquoise bracelet by Navajo smith Kenneth Begay (hallmarked). Made in the 1970s, a period that is...
Dan Simplicio--a striking silver, coral and turquoise necklace by Zuni smith Dan Simplicio, c. 1950s. Not hallmarked, but clearly identifiable as his work by technical and...
Iroquois tiny pin cushion, C 1860-70. It doesn't have to be big to be beautiful. 2.25" wide.
Iroquois whimsey whisk broom holder "1950". A late date and an unusual spelling of "Caughnawaga" (the Mohawk community outside of Montreal where it was made) make this one...
Frank Patania Sr.--diminutive but beautiful silver and turquoise necklace by Frank Patania Sr. (hallmarked), c. 1940s. Straight length 16", largest pendant measures 1 1/8" across.
Julian Lovato--a stunning silver and Royston turquoise bracelet by Santo Domingo smith Julian Lovato (hallmarked), c. 1970. One of the most vibrant and interesting turquoise we...
Iroquois whimsey match holder "1925". American flags and an asymmetrical design make this match holder special. 4.5" wide and 8" tall including the dangles.
Charming little Crow beaded toy cradle with doll, c. 1900-1910. 8" long.
Navajo silver and turquoise bracelet with very creatively cut stones set on two tri-wires and twisted wire, c. 1925-30. A classic form, with a very imaginative combination of...
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Very special trio of Iroquois cornhusk dolls, including a baby in cradle, C. 1870s. Male and female both in traditional outfits, and the baby is in a traditional...
Patania--large silver and turquoise pin/pendant by Frank Patania Sr. (hallmarked) on a silver bead chain, c. 1950s. Chain measures 18 1/2" long, pin/pendant is 2 1/2" diameter.
Baby bracelet from the Larry Frank collection. Stamped silver bracelet with silver ball accents surrounding 3 bezel-set turquoise. Gram weight is 11.
Iroquois whimsey small flat beaded purse. "1938". Another sweet gift for a treasured relative. 3.5" wide.
Ex-Larry Frank collection--this unique cast Navajo silver child's bracelet is an early precursor to the bar bracelets done thirty years later by Kenneth Begay and other smiths...
Baby Bracelet from the Larry Frank Collection. Stamped silver bracelet with 2 bezel-set dark green turquoise. Gram weight is 10.
Iroquois picture frame "Remember Me" "1943". One can imagine a WW II photo inside keeping some soldier's sweetheart company. 4" wide and 6.5" high including dangles.
Pretty red whisk broom holder Iroquois Whimsey 1937 "I love You" Penciled on front "Ottawa Fair from Donald PA". Because of the difference in the beading, we are guessing that...
A fine Navajo silver and turquoise row bracelet with the turquoise set flush to the bezels, c. 1930s. A highly unusual treatment of the usual row bracelet, done with great skill...
Very pretty Iroquois Whimsey bird with pink berries on the perch and two elaborate berries dangling from the beak. 1910 in light blue beads in perfect condition. Silver beads...
Zuni cluster ring with a curved face, c. 1930s. Ex-Lauris Phillips collection. Size 9 (can be sized), face measures 1 1/2" x 1 1/8".
Iroquois whimsey "Mother" slipper wall pocket C. 1930s. Will fit right into her room--can be used to hold lightweight things, or just to remind her of you. 3" wide and 7" long.
Iroquois whimsey "1942" diamond-shaped pin cushion. Green satin and colorful beadwork make this one stand out. 5" across.
Bernard Dawahoya--very fine silver overlay bracelet by Hopi smith Bernard Dawahoya (hallmarked), c. 1980. The turtle designs are clean and crisp, as you would expect from one of...
Iroquois Whimsy 1899!. Gold body pink berries hanging from beak and two red berries hanging from the perch. This one has flat wings like a dove.
UITA 21--a silver and turquoise cluster bracelet, made at Southwest Arts & Crafts in Santa Fe, circa 1950. A rare form for a UITA piece, with wonderful touches such as double...
Iroquois whimsey "Dear Mother" boot, C. 1940s. Very sweet, with white beads on dark blue velvet. Excellent condition. 4.5" wide and 6" tall.
Frank Patania Sr.--circa 1940s, a dramatic pair of silver cuffs with gold wash. One cuff is hallmarked and its match is not. The second is just as dramatic as the twin. Inside...
UITA 21--a sleek and elegant PAIR of silver bracelets, made at Southwest Arts & Crafts in Santa Fe, circa 1950. It is rare to find a matched pair of Indian bracelets, much less...
Iroquois whimsy. One of the few we have ever seen with a stag! Very good condition, beaded "Souvenir 1934." Measurements are 7.5" X 8"
A very stylish silver and turquoise bracelet with nicely matrixed green turquoise, c. 1950s. Possibly Pueblo made, due to the wirework applique. Inside size 5 3/8" with a 1 1/8"...
5-pointed Iroquois whimsey pin cushion star "1921". A colorful whimsey soon to be 100 years old. 4.5" wide.
Iroquois whimsey black velvet purse with a lovely Indian maiden on the back, c. 1940. Rare find! Just big enough for a credit card, a $20 bill and a lipstick, but not a cell...
Iroquois whimsey small flat purse "I love You 1931". The kind that folks brought home from a trip for a beloved granddaughter. 4" wide and 4.75" high including the dangles.
Iroquois whimsey 3-lobed heart "1915". It's over 100 years old, with elegance and style. 6" wide 6.5" tall.
Iroquois whimsey boot, c. 1900-1910. A stunning and colorful piece that makes an impact. Very good condition. 7.25" wide and 15" tall including dangles.
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