Welcome to the General Objects section of the Lee Coleman Collection.
To the outside observer, it seems clear that every artifact is displayed with great forethought. Those artifacts in the downstairs alcove are no exception. Tucked beneath the large leaded glass window on the landing to the second floor, in the afternoon, the alcove is aglow. At that time of day, the rich colors and textures of many of the objects are stunning.
“Falcon tells me the walnut CD case I built about 25 years ago is one of his favorites. As usual, I try to make any additions to the house look as original as possible. I learned how to stain different woods to match the mahogany that was used for most of the built-in decorative items. Vintage 1928. All the objects are native American except the rug on the floor, which is Persian.”
Stairway not by me, but yes, the mahogany and walnut cd cabinet is mine, on top of which is a Sioux horse dance effigy, two ceramic vessels from the Pueblos of New Mexico, a Hopi dancer and above an Anasazi (Pre-Columbian) bowl , northern California Indian hat and Sioux bone and bead breast protector, finally a Navajo rug on the wall and a Persian Karaja rug on the floor. Behind, two calendars from the 1940’s, Northern Pacific Railroad.
Two ceramic vessels from the Pueblos of New Mexico, a Hopi dancer and above an Anasazi (pre-columbian) bowl, Sioux bone and bead breast protector,
In this image, the stairs to the second floor are visible. Visible in the alcove are: Chimu (Pre-Inca) vessel, low fired ceramic, then an argillite model totem from the Haida Indians of the Pacific Northwest. Next, a Kwakawakw dance mask, carved and painted wood and abalone shell. Last, a Chancay (Pre-Inca) woman.
Stairway rug is Kurdish, people still struggling for independence from Turkey, Iraq, Syria, or Iran. We can thank the West for boundaries that ignored the people living within them.