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Native America art display at Cogswell Gallery

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Rarely outside of a museum do you see a collection of Native American beadwork and artifacts like the one currently on display at the Cogswell Gallery in Vail Village.This private collection of more than 400 items dates from the late 1800s is now on display at the Cogswell Gallery in the Vail Village.The Gallery will present a select exhibit of Historic American Indian artifacts, featuring ceremonial clothing and moccasins from the Northern Plains Indians, distinctive Pueblo pottery from the Rio Grande region, old pawn jewelry from the Zuni, Hopi, and Navajo tribes, traditional and contemporary Hopi Kachina dolls, as well as a selection of exquisite baskets, blankets, and woven rugs. The Gallery also has an extensive collection of Edward S. Curtis photogravures that capture “The Vanishing Race” from the 1890’s through the 1920s, as well as limited edition lithographs from renowned illustrator John Clymer (b.1907-1989).The Cogswell Gallery presents this unique opportunity to see exquisite Plains Indian beadwork and artisanship, and also to provide a glimpse into the daily life and ceremonial rituals that defined Native Americans way of life at the turn of the century.John Cogswell, owner of the Cogswell Gallery, has worked with Native beadwork since the Gallery’s establishment thirty years ago. The Cogswell gallery is located in the Vail Village, and can be reached at (970) 476-1769.


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