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Understanding Navajo Silver Jewelry

The art of silversmithing as practiced by the Navajo, Zuni, and other Pueblo Indians is a relatively recent cultural development. It was not until sometime between 1850 and 1870 that the Navajos acquired the skill of working in silver from the Mexican plateros (silversmiths) they encountered. From the Navajos, the art spread to the Zunis, and to a lesser degree to the other smaller tribes of the Pueblo groups. Although many tribes eventually learned the craft of silversmithing, none have developed it to the level of the Navajo, Zuni and later the Hopi.… Read More

Rare Kiowa Dress and Paiute Beaded Baskets Lead Skinner’s Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art, December 1

BOSTON, MA – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on December 1 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of weavings, pottery, baskets, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands, as well as an impressive collection of American Plains Indian material. The auction includes a standout selection of Paiute beaded baskets from The George and Jackie Bernheimer Collection.… Read More

Plains Masterpiece Leads Skinner’s May 6 Auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art

BOSTON, MA – April 15, 2016 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at 10AM on May 6 in its Boston gallery, featuring a wide range of art from Africa and Oceania; American Indian material culture from the American Plains, Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest; and related photography, paintings, and other artwork.

“In this auction, Skinner will be presenting  some of the finest Native American cultural artifacts ever offered in the company’s history,” said Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner.… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Auction at Skinner in Boston on November 7th

BOSTON, MA – November 3, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on November 7th, featuring a wide range of art from Africa and Oceana, the American Plains, pieces from the Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest, as well as textiles and pottery.

“I pride myself in finding exciting and unusual art objects from the around the world for every auction,” said Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner.… Read More

American Indian & Ethnographic Art Takes Center Stage at Skinner, March 14

BOSTON, MA – March 2, 2015 – Skinner, Inc. will host an auction of American Indian & Ethnographic Art on March 14th, featuring a wide range of art from Africa, Polynesia, New Guinea and abroad, as well as American Plains Indian material,pieces from the Northwest Coast, Woodlands and Southwest, and textiles and pottery.

“Both new and seasoned collectors will find a variety of intriguing items to match their tastes and budgets,” said Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Skinner.… Read More

Skinner to Host an American Indian & Tribal Art Auction Online on January 6

Marlborough, Mass. – December 30, 2014– Skinner, Inc. will hold an auction of American Indian & Tribal Art—Online  beginning January 6, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. EST and concluding on January 15, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Ideal for both seasoned and new collectors, the sale features a variety of items ranging from Plains Indian beadwork and Navajo jewelry and textiles to New Guinea artifacts and prehistoric stone material.

Tribal Art

Tribal art offerings include several fine utilitarian items from New Guinea, including Lime containers made of bamboo, gourd, and bone (Lots 28, 29).  … Read More

Exceptional Plains Indian Art Stands Out at Auction

BOSTON, MA – August 11, 2014 – Exceptional Plains Indian clothing and beaded objects will be available at Skinner, Inc.’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art auction on September 6, 2014 in Boston, alongside tribal art from Africa, Melanesia, Polynesia, and Australia, pre-Colombian art, and objects from the Northeast woodlands and Northwest coast of North America. “Rare objects at a range of price points will catch the interest of both new and advanced collectors,” says Douglas Deihl, Director of American Indian & Ethnographic Art.… Read More

Skinner to Spotlight American Indian & Ethnographic Art at Auction

BOSTON, MA – October 14, 2013 – Exceptional examples of Plains Indian art, as well as rare objects from the Northwest Coast, Northeast Coast, Southwest, Africa, Polynesia, and beyond will be available at Skinner, Inc.’s American Indian & Ethnographic Art auction, on November 9, 2013.

Plains Indian Material

An exceptional Sioux Beaded and Quilled Hide Shirt from the Charles Derby collection represents the auction’s top lot (lot 199, estimated at $150,000 to $250,000).… Read More