Native American art appraisal

Communicate directly with a qualified specialist and get a fair market valuation of your item, typically in 48 hours or less.
Submit your item

Mearto Specialist:

Anne M.

Anne has been providing collectors with fine art appraisals and authentication research for the last 10 years. She specializes in the identification of forgeries and has worked alongside some of the world's leading experts in the field of provenance research and scientific analysis. Her extensive experience includes collaborations with major museums, foundations and auction houses in Europe and the United States, ensuring the integrity of high-value transactions. As an online appraisal expert, Anne enjoys the diversity of items submitted by Mearto customers and takes pride in sharing her knowledge and passion for fine art.

Rare Native American art encompasses a wide range of artistic expressions created by Indigenous peoples of North America. These artworks hold cultural, historical, and artistic significance, and their rarity can be influenced by various factors, including age, provenance, craftsmanship, and cultural significance. Here are some examples of rare Native American art:

Historic Pueblo Pottery: Early examples of Pueblo pottery, such as pieces from the prehistoric Mimbres culture or historic Acoma and Zuni pottery, are highly sought after by collectors. These ceramics often feature intricate designs and motifs, and their rarity stems from their age and cultural significance.

Navajo Chief's Blankets: Navajo Chief's blankets are iconic textiles woven by the Navajo people in the 18th and 19th centuries. These blankets were highly valued trade items and are now considered rare and valuable collector's items due to their age, quality, and historical significance.

Northwest Coast Totem Poles: Totem poles carved by Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, such as the Haida, Tlingit, and Kwakwaka'wakw, are monumental artworks often depicting family crests, legends, or historical events. Antique totem poles are rare due to their size, cultural importance, and the decline in traditional carving practices.

Plains Indian Beadwork: Intricate beadwork created by Plains Indian tribes, such as the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Crow, is highly prized for its craftsmanship and aesthetic appeal. Rare examples of Plains Indian beadwork include early pieces featuring complex designs or historic significance.

Southwest Silver and Turquoise Jewelry: Native American jewelry crafted by tribes in the Southwest, particularly Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi silversmiths, is renowned for its beauty and craftsmanship. Rare examples of Southwest jewelry may include antique pieces featuring exceptional silverwork and high-quality turquoise stones.

Inuit Sculpture: Inuit art, including stone carvings and sculptures, reflects the rich cultural heritage of the Arctic peoples. Rare Inuit sculptures may include early pieces by renowned artists or works depicting traditional themes and stories.

Contemporary Indigenous Art: Contemporary Indigenous artists continue to create innovative and impactful artworks across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and mixed media. Rare examples of contemporary Indigenous art may include works by highly acclaimed artists or pieces with significant cultural or political resonance.

What our customers say:

150,000+ satisfied customers

4.6/5 ★★★★★ rating

I received a response and information regarding my items in less than 48 hours, which I appreciated. The appraiser was very knowledgable.

Kristal Hicks Torpey

I highly recommend Mearto if you're curious of the value or background of any item in your home.
The appraisal I received from Mearto was detailed and thorough.

Austin Phillips

I received a quality appraisal in less than 48 hours. I also acquired a second opinion of an industry expert who concurred with Mearto's appraised value.  

Todd Roper

Prices that scale with the size of your collection:

1   Appraisal
Buy now
3   Appraisals
Buy now
5   Appraisals
Buy now
10   Appraisals
Buy now