Beautiful Things from Around the world

Welcome to our world collection. Here, we offer items that stray from our mold of books and First Nation/Native American Art work. Whether you crave Hawaiian Kappa to French Canadian Carving to Russian Lacquer works, the pieces you purchase here come from our personal collections and tastes. To keep our costs down and to help you buy with confidence, we offer each piece through eBay.

Currently, all the raised funds from this page are earmarked to help pay Heaven’s vet bills. She was the beloved dog of one of our authors.

Khokhloma Wooden Lacquer Pencil Box: Red Current Design ca 1990 (Soviet or early post-Soviet Era.

Includes original Russian paper label. $35

Tohono O’odham Horsehair Waving of Mice

These horsehair miniatures showcase the talent of the best weavers. These two pieces, with bodies measuring in at just below 1 cm and about 1 cm, have the looped ears of mice despite their original label that marks them as a cat and a mouse or cats. Animal figures, such as mice, cats, and turtles are not unique, but are less common than traditional baskets. Buy it Now: $45

Hopi Third Mesa 10″ Wicker Turtle Plaque Artist Unknown Starting Bid $500


Third Mesa (Hootevilla Village) Hopi
10-inch Turtle Wicker Wall Plaque This basket is in the polychrome tradition of Hopi’s Third Mesa communities. The central turtle has muted coloration and a raised “3d” weave. The colors are clear and crisp on both the front and the back of the woven wicker plaque, and both sides are fit for display.


Batik Art Cards by Sandra Churness

Purchased from the artist at the art Valley Art Association Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin in 2023. This beautiful batik is a handmade artwork attached to an art card signed ” batik by Sandy. Suitable for framing as is. (You could remove the cloth batik from the card, but you would risk damaging it and you would lose the signature. I’d frame it as is.) We have two of her pieces in stock, Night Pines and Poppy. $1.

Lakota Beaded White Deerskin Puzzle Bag Starting Bid $35 Buy It Now $55

Lakota puzzle bag, 3.5″ wide by 5″ long.
This puzzle bag was purchased at the Museum of the Fur Trade in Chadron Nebraska and was made by an artist on the Pine Ridge Lakota Nation in nearby South Dakota.  I There is no handle.  It is meant to carry something within another purse.  Perfect size for credit  or business cards.

Acho Dene Birch Bark and Quill Work Basket by Adel Klondike Starting $150

Acho Dene Quill work Birch Bark Basket
approx 7 cm tall with lid x 6.5 cm base x 7 cm lid (hand made, all measurements approximate) Original store tag still attached to the basket The Acho Dene are a First Nation of Canada (Native Canadian) with territory in the Northwest Territories. This basket was made by Adele Klondike of the Fort Laird community. The region has many old stands of birch, which have been traditionally used for basketry together with willow and spruce root. The lid ois decorated with porcupine quills. The straps are made from deer hide, another traditional material and often a by-product of sustenance hunting.

Wilhelmina Saufkie Second Mesa Hopi Coil Basket with Koyemsi (Mud Head) Design $1200

Wilhemina Saufkie Coiled Basket, approx 5.25″ tall x 7.75″ across top x 4.5″ at base This coiled basket was executed by Wilhelmina Saufkie and sold at Hopi Arts and Crafts (Second Mesa) in 1988. The colors are clear and crisp on both the inside and outside of basket. A master crafter, Ms.Saufkie has even included the feathers on the heads of the two Koyemsis. Wilhelmina Saufkie has worked in multiple collections and is included in Hopi Basket Weaving: Artistry in Natural Fibers by Helga Teiwes. (I love the piece, have had it for years, and would not be selling it if I didn’t need to raise cash to pay off vet bills.)

Hawaiian Kapa (Tapa) Cloth Painting by Artist Verna Kemaile’lauliilii Apio Takashima $125

Hawaiian Kapa (Tapa) Cloth by master artist Verna Kemaile’lauli`ili`i Apio Takashima Cultural Practitioner of the Art of Kapa Making and Design. This beautiful mountain scene is hand printed on Kapa (barkcloth). I believe it to be mulberry, the traditional bark used, but I am not an expert. It was designed and stamped by Verna kemaile’ lauli’, an accomplished Hawaiian kapa artist and cultural practitioner. The image is approximately 12″ wide and 10″ high. (It is hand made and it’s dimensions may be off by a small amount.) Ms. Apio-Takashima is a fifth generation kapa maker. Her brother, Solomon Apio does traditional carving. She began practicing at age 58. Her work is on display at Honolulu’s Bishop Museum along side the works of her Grandmother, Kahunaaina, in the Emerson’s collection. Kapa (barkcloth) is typically made from wauke (Broussonetia papyrifera), the paper mulberry and each is individually printed with bamboo stamps.

Choctaw Cane Basket by Susan Locke Charlesworth

Choctaw “Corn” Basket by Susan Locke Charlesworth made from cane and approximately 6.75″ tall x10.25″ wide at the top(wider in the middle)

Ms. Susan Locke Charlesworth, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma,  has received multiple awards for her basketry, including the Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market award for Basketry (four-time winner) in Indiana, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muscogee OK, and the Choctaw Nation’s Annual Art Show (again, multiple awards). Her work is included in multiple collections including the Herd Museum and the permanent collection of the Choctaw Council House Museum in Tuskahoma OK.

Erotic Fred Koruh Kokopelli and Kokopelli Mana Fertility Figure $250

This innocent looking cottonwood figure shows Kokopelli and Kokopelli Mana, erotic male and female counterparts. The figure splits in two to expose the genitals that hold the figure together. The 3″ figure stands atop a wooden carving of a Hopi pot (the base) that is stained to resemble the traditional warm rusty-orange color of the pots.

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