John Molloy, President, Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association
The lecture will allow exploration of two areas of Native American art – Navajo textiles and plains and plateau parfleche (painted rawhide containers). Both of these traditions will be discuss independently and how they pre-figure modern art and American abstraction.
Photographs by Stan Schneir
Crow parfleche horse fenders, circa 1880
Nez Perce parfleche envelope, early 20th Century
Crow parfleche envelope, circa 1890