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A. Begay Navajo (Diné) Framed Sand Painting

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A. Begay Navajo (Diné) Framed Sand Painting

This vibrant and beautiful sand painting was done on the usual piece of pressed wood. The various components of the painting are:

Upper Left: Turquoise set in silver, like a squash blossom necklace or belt buckle
Upper left: Two human figures at the edge of a mesa
Central: A Navajo pot, flanked by two black silhouettes of yucca plants, on desert sands
At the top: White clouds

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Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

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Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

 Kenya, Africa, who are famous for their carvings of this soapstone that they mine locally. The stone is dug from the ground by hand. It's carved with machetes, saws and knives, then sanded and polished

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Seed Pot by Josefita Martinez Santo Domingo (Kewa) Pueblo

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Seed Pot by Josefita Martinez Santo Domingo (Kewa) Pueblo

Since the artists of Santo Domingo Pueblo concentrated on making jewelry for the most part, their pottery, while not of the popularity level of pieces from the San Ildefonso and Santa Clara pueblos, is more of a challenge to collect because of its scarcity. 

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Mid Century Modern Croatian Art Medal Wall Plate

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Mid Century Modern Croatian Art Medal Wall Plate

Pop music, called schlager, became big in Croatia in the 1950's and the first annual Zagreb Festival of Music was in 1953

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Staffordshire Texian Campaigne Plate

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Staffordshire Texian Campaigne Plate

The pattern was designed to commemorate the 1835-1836 revolution fought against Mexico by Texans

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