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Tlingit Totem

Pair of 1930s Tlingit Totems
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Tlingit culture is divided into two moieties, or groups: Eagles and Ravens. These groups, also called clans, are exogamous – which means they marry out to the other group – and are m...
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Vintage 1930s American Native American Native American Objects

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Cedar

  • Pair of 1930s Tlingit Totems
  • Pair of 1930s Tlingit Totems
  • Pair of 1930s Tlingit Totems
  • Pair of 1930s Tlingit Totems
H 14.75 in. Dm 3 in.
19th Century Multi-Figure Tlingit Totem
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Complex Multifigure Tlingit Totem Pole from Sitka, Alaska. This larger red cedar model totem pole was carved by a Tlingit artist from Sitka, Alaska. The pole is unusually complex for...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects

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Cedar

Pair of Older Tlingit Totems
By Native American Art
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
A pair of Older Tlingit Poles from the Historic Berthelsen & Pruell Jewelers Shop. This pair of Tlingit model totem poles were sold from the historic Berthelsen and Pruell Jewelry Sh...
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Antique Early 1900s American Native American Native American Objects

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Cedar

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Likely a segment from a full TOTEM pole. It stands over 7 1/2 feet tall and is 20 inches wide and 16 deep. It has been outside and has a lovely weathered patina. Expertly carved a...
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Finding the Right Native American Objects for You

As part of thoughtful home decor, antique and vintage Native American objects — works created by Native American artists and artisans — can bring rich textures and colors into a space.

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Textiles have long been objects of art and utility for Native Americans. Traditional weaving techniques involve material made from plant and animal fibers. Different tribes have woven distinctive patterns and colors into blankets, rugs and garments, such as the vibrant geometric shapes woven from wool by the Navajo.

After metal and glass beads were introduced to North America by Europeans, they became a popular form of art. Intricate beading appears on clothing, jewelry and other objects. Beadwork not only looks stunning, but it is also deeply emblematic of Native American ethnicity and can be used to pass stories handed down from generation to generation. Beaded garments have often been commissioned for important events like weddings, dances and celebrations.

Native Americans initially created pottery out of necessity to carry water and store food. For centuries, artists have decorated jugs, vases and other vessels, from designs etched into clay to experimentation with firing methods for unique finishes.

Find a diverse collection of colorful and culturally enriching antique and vintage Native American decorative items, objects and much more on 1stDibs.