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Leather Shoulder Strap Purse with Charles Loloma Emblem

Lloyd Kiva New

About The Leather Shoulder Strap Purse with Charles Loloma Emblem

This collaberation is a match made in heaven, so well do the talents of both artists suit one another!

Lloyd used a soft, Italian tanned garment leather for body and shoulder strap, both black with a soft gloss finish.  The interior is lined in red with a sueded finish, furnished with an ample brass zippered black pocket on the inside.  A smaller open pocket sewn to it provides layered contrast.  Within the front panel is a black leather "pouched" pocket, gathered along its turned edge, through piercings, with a velvety red leather "ribbon" matching the lining leather.  A combination of fine machine stitching and lacing by hand with 1/8" wide leather strips was judiciously utilized  throughout construction, where the effect would assemble and compliment aesthetically its overall design.

Charles' focal point decoration is made of sand cast sterling silver.  This form was carved so that when molten silver was poured into the impression, the desired result was achieved.

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This collaberation is a match made in heaven, so well do the talents of both artists suit one another!

Lloyd used a soft, Italian tanned garment leather for body and shoulder strap, both black with a soft gloss finish.  The interior is lined in red with a sueded finish, furnished with an ample brass zippered black pocket on the inside.  A smaller open pocket sewn to it provides layered contrast.  Within the front panel is a black leather "pouched" pocket, gathered along its turned edge, through piercings, with a velvety red leather "ribbon" matching the lining leather.  A combination of fine machine stitching and lacing by hand with 1/8" wide leather strips was judiciously utilized  throughout construction, where the effect would assemble and compliment aesthetically its overall design.

Charles' focal point decoration is made of sand cast sterling silver.  This form was carved so that when molten silver was poured into the impression, the desired result was achieved.

About the Artist "Lloyd Henri “Kiva” New (Cherokee) was born in 1916 and is best known for fashion design and developing innovative concepts in culturally-based education for Native people. 

Earning a degree in art education from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1938, New taught painting at the Phoenix Indian School until enlisting in the Navy in 1941, where he served on the USS Sanborn on the Pacific Front. 

Upon returning to Phoenix after World War II, New became a charter member of the Arizona Craftsmen cooperative, a group of artists who helped develop Scottsdale, Arizona into a western center of handcrafted arts. New took the trade name Kiva in 1946, and the Lloyd Kiva Studio built an affluent clientele and earned national acclaim for handbags, clothing, and printed textiles throughout the 1950s.

In 1961, New changed his career path, accepting a position as Art Director at the newly formed Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). New was appointed director of IAIA in 1967 and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1978. Although officially retired, New continued to be active in the Native arts community, serving on the Indian Arts and Crafts board, several boards of national museums, and engaging in writing and speaking engagements world-wide until his death in 2002." appropriated from the Institute of American Indian Art's Museum of Contemporary of Art website
Medium Garment leather, sterling silver
Size 9 1/2" height X 10" at widest bottom X 3" deep at bottom. Strap is 42" in length. Sterling plaque is 2 1/2" height X 3 1/8" width X 1/8" depth at edge, 1/4" depth at center)
Signed Inside Mr. New's handwriting names "Lloyd Kiva" as the maker
Date of creation 1950's
Condition Excellent, reflecting normal wear for its nearly 40 years of loved use. Its purchaser died in 1995, after which time it was carefully stored in a dark, controlled environment.
Design Silver emblem is a deep relief symbol of the ever watchful "Medicine Man's Eye".