American Indian Beadwork
American Indian art with exceptional provenance and quality is selling for exceptionally high prices. At Skinner’s in Boston, more than 70 pieces of antique beadwork by American Indians auctioned for prices ranging from about $200 to $22,000. The highest price, $22,325, went for a pair of late 19th-century fully beaded Central Plains hide moccasins that had descended within the family of an Army scout. According to family history, the moccasins had been given to…
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