Monthly Archives: August 2002

Guess What? August 2002

Guess What Article for August 2002 The Journal of Antiques & Collectibles By Bob Cahn, “The Primitive Man” What’s half round, made of brass – with iron support struts and boasts a robust wood handle? If your radar is working, you should know we’re referring to our feature nominee for this month’s “Guess What.” It […]

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools

Hearth to Hearth: Native American Cooking Tools – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Summer is the season for powwows. Like stepping stones across America, a series of colorful festivals offers, as part of the entertainment, tastes of traditional fry bread, beans, and assorted specialties, many of which date back to the nineteenth century. These […]

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art

Top Ten Points to Value in American Indian Art by Gregory Schaaf, Ph.D. People often ask, “What should I consider when buying American Indian art?” My first advice is: “Buy what brings you joy.” Indian art appraisers also consider the following ten points: Who? Is this an authentic, handmade Indian item? Learn the biographical backgrounds […]

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles

Collecting Indian Art: Baskets, Beadwork, Carvings, Jewelry, Paintings, Pottery, Sculptures, and Textiles – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 This is the first in a series of feature articles on collecting American Indian arts and crafts by Dr. Gregory Schaaf. He is the Director of the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures, […]

System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture, Part Two

System for Dating Country & Primitive Furniture, Part2 The Business of Doing Business in Antiques – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – August 2002 Technological System for Dating Country and Primitive Furniture Part 2 Continued from part 1 Jay D. Edwards and Tom Wells, researchers from Louisiana State University, have published a working paper […]