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Kaw-Liga, That Poor Old Wooden Head

Posted on 13 November 2009

Just a quick "hello".

I am swamped working on the fall collection so I don't have much time to devote to blogging.  There is one interesting item that appeared on my radar screen today and I couldn't resist sharing.   Vintage Galleries & Auction is offering this 19th century wood, carved cigar store Indian at auction later this month.  Swoon, swoon. It is 76" high with polychrome paint (some loss) but very good for its age.   Bidding starts at $3,000 and is estimated to bring up to $6,000.  If you are interested in American folk art you might want to check out Vintage Galleries upcoming auction. l [caption id="attachment_1154" align="alignnone" width="575" caption="19th c. Cigar Store Indian"]cigar indian[/caption] l As for me, I will just swoon over the images and amuse myself with the rememory of the wooden Indian I designed for Double D Ranch™'s Home Collection.  It was hand carved overseas (I forget where) but the dang thing was so heavy it cost a fortune to get it shipped in.  We only made one sample due to the prohibitive shipping costs.  Luckily, it didn't sell and  I got to keep it for myself.   It is so heavy you can't move it,
- ya just gotta dust around poor 'ol Kaw-Liga!
l cheryl's cigar indian l
Kaw-Liga sets near the fireplace in my house and he looks great  but somehow here he  doesn't look so good next to the real McCoy!

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3 comments

  • Rose: May 16, 2016

    I haven’t heard that song in years! We grew up with good o’l Hank! Thanks for the memories! Eager to see the new lines! I wait in anticipation like a child waiting to open a present! I often help out at The Wild Rose in Albuquerque. When the UPS guy walks in with a box we get excited!

  • Cheryl: May 16, 2016

    oh, that is so nice. I am struggling away on fall and am really stressed and overwhelmed. Audrey keeps feeding me chocolate chip cookies to keep me going so I’m sure I will put on another 20 lbs before the line is finished. I am excited about it though. Next year we will celebrate 20 years in business, which in the fashion industry is pretty remarkable. We have been blessed and it has been so much fun to be able to work with my mom and sisters. Thanks for loving what we do and for your comments.

  • Audrey Franz: May 16, 2016

    get back to work! we are out of cookie dough!

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