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Native American Painted Furniture

NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE

Native American broadly describes any Indigenous people in North America and encompasses hundreds of tribes and groups, all with distinct cultures. Native American–style furniture and decor likewise varies widely, from pieces created by Indigenous people to those appropriated by non-native designers.

Indigenous furniture’s rich heritage includes the bentwood boxes of the Northwest Coast carved from cedar for storing household or ceremonial objects. Generations of Native American people have made baskets for holding household items, with those in the Northeast using sweetgrass and those in the Southeast using pine needles and wicker. Artisans in the Plateau region wove watertight pieces like cradles from plant materials. Although these objects were intricately made, they were usually utilitarian rather than decorative.

The colonization of North America and the removal of Indigenous people from their lands led to the suppression of these practices. Many styles that used Native American motifs — such as Southwestern style, which was heavily influenced by the geometric patterns of Navajo textiles — have historically not involved Indigenous creators and, instead, have taken their traditions without their tribal context.

When decorating a home with Native American–style furniture, it is important to do so respectfully, by understanding the origins of motifs and objects and examining who profits from their sale. There are now Indigenous-led companies, such as Cherokee designer Cray Bauxmont-Flynn’s Amatoya and Totem House Design, promoting Indigenous work in furniture and home decor. Supporting Indigenous artists and artisans is essential to confronting the still pervasive issue of cultural appropriation in design.

Find a collection of Native American living room furniture, folk art, rugs and carpets, decorative objects and other items on 1stDibs.

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Style: Native American
Simon Charlie 9 Foot "Pole of Wealth" TOTEM
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Simon Charlie "pole of wealth". Carved in Duncan, BC 1958 for Patrick Pryor who is in the timber business. Compared to the "pole of wealth" in Duncan, BC, you will see Simon's fingerprints. The adzed marks on the bear are identical to this totem. Also, the happy and sad faces are almost identical including their orientation left and right. This pole was carved by Simon in 1988. He used happy and sad faces in some of his work to notate good times and bad times. 9'2"H x 20" at base. Charlie was trained by famous Kwakwaka'wakw totem artist Henry Hunt, at the Provincial Museum of British Columbia, but though as Hunt he carved Totem poles, which was not traditionally used by the Coast Salish...
Category

Mid-20th Century American Native American Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

Kwahu Eagle Kachina Terracotta Totem 78 Inches Tall
Located in Coeur d'Alene, ID
Hopi Kwahu eagle katsina totem. Hand-molded terracotta painted with feathers, turquoise jewelry, beads, shells and other mixed media. Hospoa ro...
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Mid-20th Century American Native American Painted Furniture

Materials

Wood

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Large Signed Native American Hopi Original Mudhead Kachina Katsina Doll on Stand
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Native American painted furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Native American painted furniture for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Mid-20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage painted furniture created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include folk art and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with wood and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Native American painted furniture made in a specific country, there are North America, and United States pieces for sale on 1stDibs. While there are many designers and brands associated with original painted furniture, popular names associated with this style include and Native American Art. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for painted furniture differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $20,000 and tops out at $55,000 while the average work can sell for $37,500.

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