Very good vintage condition; some light patina and wear to the front surface that adds to the character of the piece, very light illegible handwriting on the back surface, no apparent chips or cracks.
American Indian Artwork in traditional earth colors!!
Hand-Painted on Ceramic Surface!!
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Overall Dimensions: Approx. 3" L x 2.5" W
Dimension of Each Hole: ¼” W
Thickness: ¼” D
Thick, Solid Piece
Slightly oval ceramic wall plaque in deep Southwestern and neutral earth colors that will match just about any décor. Red and black American Indian symbols are painted on a tan background. Although the red and black pattern is bold, the colors have an earthen tone that will allow blending with your other décor items. Instead of a raw unfinished edge, this plaque is outlined in black and red, resulting in a neat edge and finished appearance. This handcrafted piece would provide a lovely accent to a bare wall or brighten the corner of a room. It can be used in a more contemporary setting to bring in a more ethnic vibe or as artwork to complete a Southwestern room theme.
There are two ¼” holes at the top for hanging this piece. It comes ready for hanging with a generous length of contrasting 9” long white satin ribbon already inserted in these holes. You may remove this ribbon and replace with another ribbon, rope, etc. for hanging. You might also prefer to leave the holes empty and place the piece on a table among other objects or use as a coaster.
This artwork appears to be from the American Southwest and to use American Indian art and technique. It might be more representative of Navajo or another American Indian tribe.
One Possible Interpretation:
Arrows might refer to protection or a lighting snake, lightning representing quickness, snake representing wisdom. The curved figures at the bottom are likely hills or mountains representing abundance. At the top the black symbols appear similar to the shape for a teepee or temporary home. Combined with the tepee symbols are symbols for rain clouds that represent good prospects and/or sun stars that represent happiness. In combination, the message of the symbols might mean 'protection on your way to quickly gaining wisdom as you seek abundance, good prospects, and happiness in your new or temporary home.'
Bring Ethnic Flair and Southwestern Charm to Your Décor!