Southwest & California

The Southwest, an area encompassing Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas, Northern Mexico, and Baja California, is typically arid and warm. The sedentary Pueblo peoples and the semi-nomadic Navajo are its most famous residents. Common art forms include pottery, jewelry, and basketry, often with motifs relating to water and rain. Culture groups include Navajo, Hopi, Tiwa, Tewa, Apache, Pima, Mojave, Zuni, Havasupai, Papago (AZ, NM Western TX, Northern Mexico); California: Nono, Yokut, Chuash, Pomo, Maidu, Yurok, Karok, Kiliwa, Peric

 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1860
78 x 49 ½ inches
Reference: 16071
 

Bulto

San Lorenzo,
 
Hispanic (Southwest & California), circa 1825-1840
30 ½ x 11 ¾ x 6 ½ inches
Reference: 13065
 

Pictorial Weaving

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
82 ½ x 60 inches
Reference: 16760
 

Chief's Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1890
62 x 74 ½ inches
Reference: 21183
 
 

Pair of Dress Halves

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1860
54 x 31 ½ inches
Reference: 21680
 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1875
73 x 58 inches
Reference: 18919
 

Storage Jar

 
Santo Domingo (Southwest & California), circa 1900
17 x 18 ½ inches
Reference: 20443
 

Olla

 
Zia (Southwest & California), circa 1880
9 ¾ x 12 x 6 ½ inches
Reference: 15468
 
 

Trading Post Rug

Ganado,
 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1940
122 x 86 inches
Reference: 19945
 

Jar

 
Acoma (Southwest & California), first quarter of the 20th century
13 x 10 inches
Reference: 21129
 

Storage Jar

 
Zia (Southwest & California), First quarter 20th century
17 x 16 inches
Reference: 19178
 

Kachina

Shalako Mana,
 
Hopi (Southwest & California), First quarter of the 20th century
12 ½ x 8 ¼ x 1 ½ inches
Reference: 15244
 
 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1875
77 x 48 ¾ inches
Reference: 21557
Amos Gustina 1858-1945
 

Fiddle

 
Apache (Southwest & California), first quarter of the 20th century
24 ½ x 6 ¼ x 6 ¼ inches
Reference: 20334
 

Child's Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
52 x 33 inches
Reference: 20205
 

Jar

 
Acoma (Southwest & California), circa 1880
11 x 12 inches
Reference: 14629