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Ancient Bronze Samnite Helmet and Neckguard, 450 B...
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Antique 15th Century and Earlier Antiquities
Bronze
An ancient Samnite bronze helmet and neck guard, dating to 450 BC. This imposing helmet, a unique hybrid of the Samnite-Chalcidian type, has an unusually intense quality. That it survi...
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Tin Tillie Amusement Park Icon of Asbury Park and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Carnival Art
Tin
The iconic face of grinning Tillie that was a symbol of Coney Island and the Palace Amusements Building in Asbury Park, New Jersey. George C. Tilyou was the owner in Asbury Park as well...
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Folk Art Quilt with Animals, Fruit and Vegetables
Stella Rubin
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Folk Art Quilt with Animals, Fruit and Vegetables
American Quilts
Cotton
This folky quilt signed by Via Pauley at age 76 and dated 1914 is surely one of a kind. It is filled with animals including a variety of birds, roosters, bunnies, lamb, horse, deer and ...
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Early 20th Century Zia Pueblo Olla
TROTTA-BONO LTD
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Early 20th Century Zia Pueblo Olla
Early 20th Century American Native American Objects
Ceramic, Paint
Pottery olla. Region / Tribe: Southwest - Arizona / Zia Pueblo. circa: Early 20th century. Material: Fired ceramic, mineral pigments. Dimension: W. 11 ⅛” x 10 ¼”. Condition: Overal...
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35 Star, Single Appliqued American Flag Signed by ...
Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
35 single-appliquéd stars on a civil war period flag, signed by a surgeon from Saratoga springs, New York who served with the 29th New York state Militia, which mustered out on June 20...
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Tramp Art Masterpiece Comb Case, circa 1900
More Folk Art
Large-scale Tramp Art masterpiece hanging comb case, heavily layered with applied carving, wonderful as found untouched age cracked attic surface, original condition, made by Jacob Cob ...
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1950s Circus or Carnival Ball and Chain
Vintage 1950s American Folk Art Carnival Art
Metal
1950's Circus/Carnival Ball & Chain. Chain L 33"
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Painted Tramp Art Frame, circa 1912
Clifford A. Wallach Tramp Art, Folk Art & Americana
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Painted Tramp Art Frame, circa 1912
American Sculptures and Carvings
An expressive Tramp Art frame with brightly painted highlights and inscribed, ‘Paul Fikura, JA, 29, 1912′ with carved leaves, hearts, stars, rosettes and trees. A photo of a man fishing...
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Monkey Speedway Banner
Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings
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Monkey Speedway Banner
Vintage 1920s American Signs
Canvas
Hand-painted side show banner advertising monkey driven midget race cars. This was an actual side show attraction back in the day.
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Half Hull Model of a Nantucket Whaleboat by James ...
James W. Folger
Early 20th Century American Folk Art Nautical Objects
Pine
Half hull model of a Nantucket Whaleboat by James Walter Folger, circa 1904. The boat is carved from a solid piece of wood with black paint and gold leaf. Mounted on a painted Pine back...
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Swedish Folk Art Painting
Yew Tree House Antiques
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Swedish Folk Art Painting
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Paintings
Outstanding early 19th century Swedish Folk Art mural (or bonad; also referred to as a kurbitz or kurbits) depicting the Annunciation, the Nativity, the Proclamation and Flight into Egy...
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Bronze "Leader" Sign
Scott Estepp Gallery
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Bronze "Leader" Sign
Vintage 1940s Signs
Bronze
Beautiful, vintage, bronze "Leader" sign in an elegant, flowing, script pattern and design. An "A" personality must have.
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Etruscan Black Figured Amphora
Galleria Scuolaromana
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Etruscan Black Figured Amphora
Unknown
Antique 15th Century and Earlier Italian Classical Roman Antiquities
Ceramic
An Etruscan black figured amphora Second half of 6th century BC; 36,3 cm (14,29 in) high; 15,8 cm (6,22 in) diameter; Everted rim, high cylindrical neck, ovoid body, ribbon handles set ...
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L'Autopède Metal Carousel Plane, circa 1960s
Retro Station
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L'Autopède Metal Carousel Plane, circa 1960s
L'Autopède
Mid-20th Century Belgian Carnival Art
Chrome, Metal, Plexiglass
Very beautiful carousel PLANE in excellent condition. Designed, produced and handmade under the direction of Mr. Baeyens, owner of the Famous Belgian Fairground Company L'Autopède - ...
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Labeled Nantucket Lightship Basket by Sherwin Boye...
Sherwin P. Boyer
Mid-20th Century American American Craftsman More Folk Art
Oak, Reed
Exceptional Nantucket Lightship basket in excellent condition made by Sherwin Porter Boyer (1907-1964). The basket bears Boyers stamp and jelly label that reads: "I was made on Nantucke...
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Greenpeace BannerOn Hold
Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings
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Greenpeace Banner
American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Nylon
Hand-painted nylon banner created to protest nuclear waste disposal at sea.
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Set of Four British Naïve Ship Pierhead Paintings...
Antique Mid-19th Century English Paintings
Set of Four Pierhead Ship Paintings By James Scott Maxwell Finely detailed pen, ink and watercolour on paper In bespoke handmade frames, British, early twentieth century.
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Jeweller's Trade Sign
Robert Young Antiques
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Jeweller's Trade Sign
Antique 19th Century English Signs
Massive architectural arch top clockmaker’s and jewellers sign For J A H Ronsberg Hand painted with various figurative motifs and descriptive lettering, now with wonderful original natu...
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19th Century Wood Log Calipers
American Garage
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19th Century Wood Log Calipers
Antique Late 19th Century More Folk Art
Brass, Wood
Late 19th century wood log calipers, signed E.S. Lane, Maker Upton ME, original surface and condition, new wall mount brackets.
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1940s Hand-Painted BBQ Sign
Trilogy Antiques + Design
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1940s Hand-Painted BBQ Sign
Vintage 1940s Folk Art Signs
Great slice of Americana. Hand-painted 35 cents BBQ advertising sign.
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19th Century Daniel Webster Death Mask
Antique Mid-19th Century American Masks
Plaster
Original Daniel Webster Death Mask found in the estate of Webster family belongings.
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36 Star Single-Appliqued Flag, Signed "Christy"
Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
36 single-appliquéd stars on an Civil War era flag with elongated proportions, signed "Christy," 1864-1867, Nevada statehood: 36 star American national flag of the Civil War era, in ...
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"Everybody Is A Star" A Large 9' Tall Vintage Cust...
American Modern Signs
Acrylic, Sheet Metal
"Everybody Is A Star" as the old disco song so presciently predicted. This is a truly amazing large-scale painted metal channel letter sign that spells "HOLLYWOOD". Each of the letters ...
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Hand-Carved and Original Painted Folk Art Penguin ...
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Vintage 1930s American Country Sculptures and Carvings
Wood
These hand-carved and painted Folk Art penguin’s come from a wonderful and whimsical Folk Art collection in Beverly Hills, California. The condition are very good with minor nicks and c...
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"On the Rocks" Sculpture by British Sculptor Peter...
Peter Eugene Ball
Sculptures and Carvings
Aluminum, Brass, Copper, Wood
Fabulous whimsical sculpture of a cast of five characters stranded in a boat by British Sculptor Peter Eugene Ball, circa 1980s. "On the Rocks" is composited of wood, copper, brass and ...
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Vintage Folk Art Hand-Painted Sundae Sign
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Vintage Folk Art hand-painted Sundae Sign.
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Lancaster County Amish Nine-Patch Quilt
Vintage 1930s American Quilts
Wool
This stunning Nine Patch variation has all of the bells and whistles one hopes for in a Lancaster County Amish quilt. The same Nine Patch on point blocks are used throughout but the use...
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Late 19th Century Wood Kneeling Bench
American Garage
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Late 19th Century Wood Kneeling Bench
Antique Late 19th Century Folk Art Painted Furniture
Wood
Exceptional wood kneeling bench with keyhole legs in the best age cracked apple green painted surface, original condition, circa 1880.
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19th Century Pig Weathervane with Milk Glass Insul...
Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Weathervanes
Copper, Iron, Milk Glass
Rare cast iron directional weather vane. Verdigre copper lightning rod with milk glass insulator ball. Mounted and in working condition, Philadelphia, c 1830.
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34 Star Flag in a Medallion Configuration with a L...
Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
34 stars in a medallion configuration with a large, haloed center star, Civil War period, 1861-63, Kansas statehood: 34 star American national parade flag, printed on cotton and beari...
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Antique American Indian Beaded Ceremonial Moccasin...
Sioux Indian Art
Early 20th Century American Native American Objects
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A pair of Ceremonial Moccasins, fully beaded on the uppers and soles with stylized tepees against a classic Sioux blue background. Comprised of glass trade beads on native tanned hide....
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7 Star Confederate Sympathizer Parade Flag
Jeff R. Bridgman American Antiques
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7 Star Confederate Sympathizer Parade Flag
Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Confederate sympathizer parade flag with 7 stars to reflect the initial wave of 7 states to secede from the union, made sometime between 1876 and the 1890s: 7 star American parade fla...
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Folk Art Matchstick Mirror
Exhibit Modern
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Folk Art Matchstick Mirror
Vintage 1930s American Folk Art Mirrors
Mirror, Wood
1930s Folk Art matchstick mirror. Features geometric patterning, attractive tones of red and orange, and a deep angled profile. Original mercury mirror deeply patinated and cracking ple...
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Pair of Swedish Wooden Soldier Candle Stands
Antique Late 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Primitives
Tin, Wood
Pair of hand-painted wood soldiers on stands, Sweden, circa 1880. Each holds his own tin chamberstick. Charming example of Swedish Folk Art.
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Confederate Southern Cross Battle Flag, Reunion Er...
Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
Wool
Confederate southern cross “battle flag,” a scarce, unusually accurate and graphically pleasing, reunion period example, signed "woverine," sherritt flag co., Richmond, va, 1922-WWII er...
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Antique Native American Delaware Bandolier Bag, 19...
Antique Mid-19th Century American Native American Objects
Delaware Bandolier bag. Region / Tribe: Indian Territory - Kansas / Delaware, circa 1840-1860. Material: A variety of early trade cloths (red and indigo blue), printed calico, silk, ...
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Toy Horse on Rollers
Made in France
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Toy Horse on Rollers
Antique 19th Century Toys
Toy horse on rollers.
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Stick and Ball Painted Folk Art Umbrella Stand
Relics Antiques
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Stick and Ball Painted Folk Art Umbrella Stand
Early 20th Century American Painted Furniture
Wood
19th century white and gold painted stick and ball Folk Art umbrella stand. White painted tole pan rests at the bottom to catch water.
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Vintage Folk Art Hand Painted Banana Split Sign
Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Wood
Vintage Folk Art Hand Painted Banana Split Sign
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Huge 90-Minute Hourglass
M. Finkel & Daughter
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Huge 90-Minute Hourglass
Early 20th Century American More Folk Art
Blown Glass, Wood
Handsome, large 90-minute hourglass, almost 2' high - very well made and in excellent condition. Beautifully turned and painted wood in black with gold detail, blown glass. Nice weight ...
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Metal Baseball League Sign
American Primitive Gallery
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Metal Baseball League Sign
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Mid-20th Century American Folk Art Signs
Tin
Painted sheet metal sign from a small town in Ohio for the local baseball teams. What makes the hand painted sign special is the graphic extended shadow lettering so carefully painted.
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46 Star, Oklahoma Statehood, Antique American Flag...
Early 20th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
46 stars with varied star positioning, 1907-1912, Oklahoma statehood: 46 star American national parade flag, printed on plain weave cotton. The stars of the flag are configured in sta...
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Cradle Cover
Double Knot
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Cradle Cover
Mid-20th Century Turkish Kilim Quilts
Wool
A small tribal cover with a delicate and light-weight weave, possibly used as a cradle cover or baby blanket. The intricate stitching between panels and the braided fringes are very fin...
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Adirondack Adjustable Chaise
Benjamin Wilson Antiques
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Adirondack Adjustable Chaise
Unknown
Vintage 1930s American Adirondack More Folk Art
Maple
A unique object. "Adirondack" chaise with flat-woven seat and back.
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18th Century Painted Commode from Europe
Northgate Gallery Inc.
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18th Century Painted Commode from Europe
Antique Late 18th Century Danish International Style Painted Furniture
A posh Continental painted commode from the late 18th century, having three drawers (each with key and functional locks) which are presented with stencil patterns and painted countrysid...
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35 Star, Hand-Sewn, Single-Appliqued, Civil War Pe...
Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
35 hand-sewn, single-appliquéd stars on an civil war period flag with hand-sewn stripes, 1863-1865, west virginia statehood: 35 star American national flag of the Civil War period, i...
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"Sunset" by Fiona Pattinson
Rumba
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"Sunset" by Fiona Pattinson
Fiona Pattinson
21st Century and Contemporary Australian Outsider and Self Taught Art
"Sunset" by Australian artist Fiona Pattinson draws inspiration from her years growing up on Australia's" beautiful Gold Coast." This exclusive line of pieces are each "one of a kind" h...
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Hand-Painted Work Sign
Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings
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Hand-Painted Work Sign
Vintage 1930s American Signs
Wood
Hand-painted work sign on wood.
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English Domestic Chopping Block
Robert Young Antiques
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English Domestic Chopping Block
Antique Late 19th Century Painted Furniture
Turned from a Single Solid Block of Wood English
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Tramp Art Star Shaped Frame with Painting by Angie...
Paintings
A vibrant star-shaped Tramp Art frame with a painting of a leaping stag with a floral motif by noted contemporary artist Angie Dow.
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Teak Agricultural Stool or Side Table
Vintage 1940s Indonesian More Folk Art
Teak
An unusually shaped teak agricultural stool carved from a single piece of wood. Unique in form and beautifully finished. Minor crack on one side, see photos. Java Indonesia, circa 1940s...
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Antique Native American Beaded Bag - Sioux, 19th c...
Sioux Indian Art
Antique 19th Century American Native American Objects
Hide
A charming bag dating to the last quarter of the 19th century. Constructed of native-tanned hide, the front is fully beaded with glass trade beads with two tepees and stylized crosses ...
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Amazing Original White Painted Steel "US MAIL" Box...
American Adirondack Primitives
Steel
Original white painted steel US. Mail box. This old steel box has a great old aged surface. It is in working condition including the movable flag on the side of the box. It is stamped: ...
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Wooden Painted Graphic Face
Kirk Albert Vintage Furnishings
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Wooden Painted Graphic Face
Vintage 1960s American Signs
Plywood
Bold graphic hand-painted face on plywood.
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13 Star Arranged in a Highly Unusual Version of a ...
Antique Late 19th Century American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
13 stars arranged in a highly unusual version of a 3-2-3-2-3 lineal star configuration that features a large center star; a small-scale flag of the 1890-1910 era: This 13 star antique...
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Rare and Unusual Caucasian Kaitag Embroidery, c. 1...
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Caucasian Tribal Tribal Art
Cotton, Silk
According to scholar Dr. Susan Scollay of La Trobe University in Australia, 'Kaitag embroideries are among the most strikingly individualistic and visually powerful of all the textiles ...
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Fabulous Collection of Paint by Number Paintings
Andrew Spindler Antiques
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Fabulous Collection of Paint by Number Paintings
Vintage 1950s American Paintings
Masonite, Paint
A fabulous collection of 37 paint by number paintings, made in the 1950s and 1960s by various amateur artists, all rectangular of various sizes, on artist board, depicting a variety of ...
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Antique Native American Trading Post Rug, Navajo, ...
Navajo Indian Art
Vintage 1930s American Native American Objects
Wool
A vintage trading post rug/floor runner woven of native handspun wool in natural ivory, gray and brown fleece with aniline dyed red. Most likely from the Ganado Trading Post (founded by...
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