"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Monday, February 1, 2010


As I told you, I have always kept my Native Americana in as much as I would sell anything else for the right price. This possible bag is Plains Indian, probably southern, and I think Apache. The bead work is lightening and a raincloud. This is just what I remember from researching, but it has been so long ago, I'd love to hear from someone elses' knowledge about it.

A few beaded items. Notice the watch fob with the red, white and blue flag. Also, necklaces, most of it plains and done for the tourist trade after relocation.

Whoops, I'm not sure how this happened.

These are interesting in that I haven't seen them before. They are probably Muscogee Creek nation and I don't know the name of them, but they were made from clay and decorated by each owner. That is how they told their thingamajigs apart. They were placed over a long piece of wood and rubbed up and down to shape their arrows.

This is a teeny hand sewn doll about an inch in length.

The three dolls on the left are plains and the one on the right is southwest, probably Navajo for the tourist trade. The bone on the left has been broken off something. There is wood in the middle of it. I think it is a game piece of some kind. Notice the white plains doll with beaded necklace and belt and the Navajo doll's squash blossom necklace. The plains doll on the left has horse hair, the white one has some kind of heavy thread and the Navajo has real hair. I'll show you some Native American jewelry in another post.


  1. What a wonderful collection you have, we are sentimental old fools aren't we...

    I had a friend recently commit suicide too, age 60, over back-owed income taxes...how sad!

  2. I've probably mentioned before, that my gg grandfather, Palestine, gathered a huge collection of Native American articles. Sadly, my grandfather sold it to collectors back in the 1960s. I would have LOVED to inherit it!!

  3. They are just so special.
    Steeped in history, a credit in craftsmenship to the Native American's whose dedication to their culture painstakingly told their stories in their crafts.
    A lovely collection you have there.

  4. hi! I love your collection. My grandmother and father both are collectors of native american art. very cool love your blog! nice to meet you!


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