Southwest & California

The Southwest, an area encompassing Arizona, New Mexico, Western Texas, Northern Mexico, and Baja California, is typically arid and warm. The sedentary Pueblo peoples and the semi-nomadic Navajo are its most famous residents. Common art forms include pottery, jewelry, and basketry, often with motifs relating to water and rain. Culture groups include Navajo, Hopi, Tiwa, Tewa, Apache, Pima, Mojave, Zuni, Havasupai, Papago (AZ, NM Western TX, Northern Mexico); California: Nono, Yokut, Chuash, Pomo, Maidu, Yurok, Karok, Kiliwa, Peric

 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1860
78 x 49 ½ inches
Reference: 16071
 

Bulto

San Lorenzo,
 
Hispanic (Southwest & California), circa 1825-1840
30 ½ x 11 ¾ x 6 ½ inches
Reference: 13065
 

Pictorial Weaving

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
82 ½ x 60 inches
Reference: 16760
Martina Vigil & Florentino Montoya 1856-1916, 1858-1918
 

Storage Jar

 
San Ildefonso (Southwest & California), circa 1890
15 x 18 inches
Reference: 15445
 
 

Chief's Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1890
62 x 74 ½ inches
Reference: 21183
 

Moki Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1890
64 ½ x 87 ¼ inches
Reference: 22684
 

Serape

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1875
73 x 58 inches
Reference: 18919
 

Storage Jar

 
Santo Domingo (Southwest & California), circa 1900
17 x 18 ½ inches
Reference: 20443
 
 

Trading Post Rug

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1910-1920
142 x 65 inches
Reference: 24987
 

Jar

 
Acoma (Southwest & California), first quarter of the 20th century
13 x 10 inches
Reference: 21129
 

Jacket

 
Apache (Southwest & California), circa 1890-1910
20 x 24 inches
Reference: 25146
 

Trading Post Rug

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), circa 1910
118 x 62 inches
Reference: 24988
 
 

Trading Post Rug

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), first quarter of the 20th century
124 x 81 inches
Reference: 21681
 

Dough Bowl

 
Cochiti (Southwest & California), circa 1920
12 x 20 inches
Reference: 17010
 

Child's Blanket

 
Navajo (Southwest & California), last quarter of the 19th century
52 x 33 inches
Reference: 20205
Margaret Tafoya 1904-2001
 

Jar

 
Santa Clara (Southwest & California), third quarter of the 20th century
12 ¼ x 10 inches
Reference: 21637