Most noteworthy, this is a Fred Harvey era publication featuring Julius Gans Southwest Arts and Crafts. Above all, the cover has illustrations of a Native American Indian Silversmith. Also, the cover features an illustration of a Chimayo weaver at his loom. In addition, this complete vintage catalog features a wide variety of Southwest merchandise. Consequently, these items are from a famous establishment in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Most relevant, this particular publication is number 16 from 1930.
First of all, this catalog features Chimayo blankets. Secondly, this catalog features a selection of “new creation” Chimayo Coats. Thirdly, Chimayo pillows and blankets are offered for sale. Most relevant, Chimayo originates from the immediate vicinity of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
In addition, this Southwest Arts and Crafts catalog features Navajo rugs, throws, and pillow tops. Consequently, it is interesting to see that these rugs are sell from 75 cents to $2.00 per square foot. Obviously, the price depends on the grade of rug.
Next, this catalog features sterling silver jewelry which includes stamped bracelets, rings, and brooches. Secondly, this booklet has both Native American Indian and Mexican crafts. Thirdly, some of the more interesting items and prices I find interesting in this 1930 catalog include:
For instance, the 5th page features “Grade D” rugs for 75 cents/foot. In addition 2′ by 4′ Indian blankets, suitable for bathrooms, are for sale at $4.00/each!
Likewise, Page 25 features Hopi Katchina Dolls starting at $1.25/each for a 7″ doll. For instance, these dolls are strange, often grotesque creatures!
Most notably, the 37th page features Indian Design Play Suits starting at $1.25 each!
In addition, page 39 features Skookum Indian Character Dolls priced from $1.50 for a 10-1/2″ doll to $3.00 for an 18″ doll!
In conclusion, in the era of this publication, it is a general practice to receive merchandise “on approval”. Consequently, the customer did not have to pay for the item first. Most relevant, this is an era where trust is a common practice!
Finally, to view another interesting Fred Harvey merchandise catalog, please click HERE!
Also, here are Chimayo pillows and weaves, page 3
In like manner, here are Chimayo Blankets, Page 4
Indian Pottery, Page 28
Indian Baskets, Page 30
Mexican Handmade Lace Work, Page 31
Lacework and Palm Leaf Baskets, Page 32
Mexican Handblown Glassware, Page 33
Glassware and Palm Dolls, Page 34
Mexican Braided Hairwork, Page 36
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