Native Elegance

Cast Iron Native American Chief Bookends (LEO Design)

Although these handsome Indian Chief bookends are not strictly Arts & Crafts, Native American elements always look great within American Arts & Crafts interiors.  It was common—throughout the Western world—for designers and craftsmen to incorporate into their work the ancient history, culture or folklore of their native lands.  The English used Medieval literary characters; the Irish used ancient Celtic symbols; and some American craftsmen touched-upon Native American references in their Arts & Crafts works.  Here a crisply-cast Native American Chief surveys the land in beautifully-elaborate feathered headdress.  These cast iron bookends, made in the Twenties or Thirties, can be found in the LEO Design on-line store.  Please click on the photo above to learn more about them.


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