Which part of "Native America" does this whatchamacallit hail from?

I thought it could be fun to share listings that are stunningly dead wrong about the “Native American” nature of the item. I don’t mean fakes resembling, I don’t mean the imports masquerading as–I mean the plainly ludicrous. For smiles only.

Stimulated by this listing I happened upon:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124783973100?_trkparms=aid%3D777001%26algo%3DDISCO.FEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200211172457%26meid%3D5e9d05e06dd34b3292e813cab4ad89db%26pid%3D101213%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D124783973100%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv%3DRecommendingSearch%26brand%3DSterling&_trksid=p2380057.c101213.m46344&_trkparms=pageci%3Af61f29af-d9d9-11eb-8f98-26fb91e40869|parentrq%3A5e68ec8b17a0aaf6527ddb58ffeb9c5d|iid%3A1

[If this idea is in poor taste, @Jason, remove the thread.]

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Isn’t that an Egyptian Pharoah? :rofl:

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Sure is! :laughing: I forgot about the Nile fork of the Rio Grande…

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LOL. I’ve seen some crazy ones and will keep my eye out!

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Taxco Zunis

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@chris Perfect example! LOL

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Found one!

This one is of interest to me, because I actually have this exact same pendant, which I wrote about on this forum on the thread about what piece of turquoise was the first-ever and started it all for us.

Here’s an example of a seller misrepresenting what they’re selling (hopefully accidentally but I digress…). Other than some obvious clues (it’s Navajo in the title but also Zuni in the description?), they’ve guessed everything about this. I know that mine was bought at a tourist trap gift shop in the mid-70’s in North Carolina and it’s been too many years for me to say with absolute certainty since I was a child of 7 or 8 then, but I am 99% sure it is neither real turquoise nor real silver and as likely an import.

Buyer beware.

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Here’s another one: chip inlay wasn’t invented until the late 60s, or so I learned from the good folks on this site! Also mass produced tourist pieces are surely not sandcast…

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These are a mishmash of styles and random pieces of material. I wonder what makes the seller think they are anywhere near “over 100 years old” or “created by a master”. Asking price between $450-650!






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But it’s “beyond rare!” And we will “never see anything like it again!” “Created by a master!” A master SCAM artist.

Seriously this just ticks me off. Grrrrr

Oh, and I wanna see this listing…

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I’m pretty sure that is from the Tibetan area. I do believe it’s somewhere near Washington, DC. :joy:

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But it’s FREE shipping!!!

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I wonder, do people fall for this? I REALLY hope not. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth:

Great add to the thread!

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Who wants to tell the seller?

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@JW methinks vintage TJ Maxx is more like it…

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Well, please be aware that eBay is also used to clean dirty money. When you see something that’s super overpriced, and somebody buys it, sometimes that is what is going on…laundering money.

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This is criminal because these are all Tibetan and not expensive. I have many.

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“When you see something that’s super overpriced, and somebody buys it, sometimes that is what is going on…laundering money.”

Bingo!

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Perfect for the holidays, the Mixtec-Cambodian corner of the rez offers this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/314271645802?hash=item492c0cc06a%3Ag%3AIAMAAOSwuoNjl4cz&amdata=enc%3AAQAHAAAA4HrjkijfBa4VJDcC937VeESWE4zhwD9Vhwzw21ZqdD5JtnItGiGoOdvxLlkVmXPkzRCGaD%2B8iuH4y9vQT5wr5%2FpDgOiHXOjcO7kH%2FHbGPt01kSe7h6DGaUKEIxGG3l9303WnyW4jNQwaHvuA1pcl0SzH%2BqGXbZZn8TKl0G2YWHLLbKfrwldG0QcDviNPGI0iYc%2FE5KCra14atScsyOx2VH2r3sbJfHZSmPetTItMw11WV5qmyQEkaiHLt6q3jNlrWYfSXmVZqqXUSnWvtttcyHVhaFYQUabx1xYAkj3iuXKp%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR6qS2pihYQ&LH_BIN=1

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Caveat emptor !!!

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