A loon with red eye and cattails is atop the lid on this great basket by Paul St John, Mohawk. The loon is one of Maine's most beloved and iconic birds. Loon baskets such as this and some smaller/larger sizes are among the most beloved of Paul St John's works.
A larger size bear hide bag with beadwork on the front flap and shoulder strap by Paul St John, Mohawk. It is made in the style of the Iroquois bear clan bags.
A smaller size bear hide bag with a beaded strip in the "Hiawatha Iroquois Confederacy Wampum belt" design. The front of the bag is made of bear hide tanned with fur left on. The back, strap and flap are made of very soft elk hide. A round hand carved bone bead has been used for a closure on the flap.
A majestic Great Blue Heron standing stoically graces the lid of this larger size round coiled tidal sweetgrass basket. Paul St John, Mohawk craftsman has fashioned the heron of porcupine quills. The heron stands in blue water with 3 cattail plants around him.
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A cheery Chickadee on a new basketry form by Paul St John, Mohawk artist. This is a beautiful "fancy" basket with decorative shape and lovely sweetgrass braid loops by Paul St John, Mohawk artist. This basket has a bowl shape, round with wider opening tapering to smaller diameter bottom.
The Passamaquoddy & Maliseet word for moose is "Mus". Here is a moose dressed in traditional Wabanaki man's clothing (c/1750-1880's), wearing a birch bark hat with several accessories that would have been part of what a Wabanaki man of that era would have. (The Wabanaki Confederacy includes 5 Northeastern tribes; Abenaki, Maliseet, MicMac, Passamaquoddy & Penobscot)
White Crow features in many stories and legends of many tribes. This magnificent beaded White Crow bandolier bag is by Paul St John, Mohawk. You will receive copies of a few of the stories and myths that inspired this bag which Paul placed inside the bag.
Spectacular bandolier bag by Paul St John, Mohawk. The beadwork designs on this bag are primarily Cree/Ojibwe style, but Paul says some of the leaves have Iroquois influences as do the vines.
Glamorous beaded goose on a Iroquois beaded bag by Paul St John, Mohawk. The bag is of soft rich velveteen, a green so dark it looks black in all but strong light. Paul uses all vintage glass seed beads on this bag. Iroquois style round transparent mauve flowers with solid pink pearl bead centers on transparent green stems with long narrow green leaves.