Vintage Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

Cryer Creek CollectionTwo Black Bears
HK Item #BBM59

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Two Black Bears Fetish carvings

Larger Bear
Size
large bear: 4 3/4" long.
Materials
Hallmarks
none
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, damaged and repaired; chip on side, tail tip and ear chipped
Artist
unknown
Smaller Bear
Size
.small bear 2 1/2" long
Materials
unknown black stone, Read about stones
Hallmarks
none
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, good; no chips, cracks or missing pieces
Artist
unknown

Two Black Bears Fetish carvings

Two Black Bears Fetish carvings

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Two Black Bears Fetish carvings

Smaller bear has heart line etched on both sides.

Two Black Bears Fetish carvings

Large bear has been repaired and has several chips.

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Cryer Creek Collection Cryer Creek Collection

The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.


Heart Line. The heart line is a line etched, painted or inlaid along one or both sides of the animal. It usually extends from the mouth to the region of the heart. There are many interpretations as to what a heart line represents, but it is often said to represent the pathway of the breath of the animal to the life force which is the heart. Others feel that the heart line points to the soul of the animal. It is thought that a heart line gives the fetish healing or medicinal power.

What is the Bargain Barn?

The items in the Bargain Barn are a mixed bag, new and used, some with materials, date and origin unknown.
Some pieces might be Native American made but since we can't authenticate them,
we've put them here rather than in our Vintage Shop.

For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.

For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.

Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.

Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.

We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.

 

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