About Us

Welcome to our site!

This is the online version of our store, located in the Cultural District of downtown Portland, Oregon. Arthur's deep appreciation for the American Indian, the culture, tradition and history began as a boy growing up in Eastern Oregon. When he was a graduate student, studying law, he walked into an antique shop and purchased his first Navajo rug. This led to a lifelong passion to own a piece of history in the form of art and material culture items. Before long, he was buying, selling and trading American Indian arts and opened his store in 1974.  

Store Hours:

Wednesdays, 11 am - 5 pm 
All Other Days: By appointment or by chance.

Location:

1030 SW Taylor St.
Portland, Oregon, 97205.  
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Buying

We buy individual items or entire collections.

Our interests cover a wide range of Native American art and material culture:

❖  Beadwork
❖  Navajo Rugs
❖  Textiles
❖  Southwest Jewelry
❖  Pottery
    Special interest is paid to 19th and early 20th Century Native American materials from Oregon, Washington, and the Greater Plateau region as well as historic and prehistoric Eskimo art and other tribal arts.



    Selling & Consignment

    We consign in the areas of our interest, which is in a wide range of Native American art and material culture, as well 19th and 20th Century Native American items from Oregon, Washington and the Great Plateau, and historic, Pre-historic, Eskimo arts. Other tribal arts are of interest, as well. The items on our website reflect our areas of interest. Our commission is 30% of the price realized.

    Please Inquire here for more information.




    Appraisals & Consultation

    We perform written and verbal appraisals in our areas of expertise. Please call regarding fees and estimates.
    Arthur W. Erickson specialized in Native American arts and artifacts as well as tribal arts and folk art.
    John Henley specializes in rare books, manuscripts, historic photographs, antiques maps, personal and professional archives.
    Visit Johns Website