Artist Spotlight: Ida Sahmie

Hopi potter Ida Sahmie, born Navajo and married into Hopi, strikes a lovely balance between the two tribes in her pieces, incorporating her Navajo heritage in her Hopi pottery by way of traditional Navajo
Posted: January 16, 2019 By:

The Tale of the Corn Maiden

 A story written by Isleta Pueblo carver Andy Abeita, this piece explores the Tale of the Corn               Maiden, and the importance of both the figure and all she represents in Pueblo Native American   culture.
Posted: January 3, 2019 By:

Significant Symbols of Southwest Art

Symbols are an integral part of all cultures. Whether we think about symbols tied to religion, literature, poetry, architecture, ethnicity or art, each has a special and important significance. Symbols convey a specific and unique meaning that is of the utmost importance to those communities using them. The symbols
Posted: November 2, 2018 By:

Native American Carved Stone Fetishes and Their Meanings

Native American Indians have used stone fetishes throughout recorded history; particularly those of the Southwest.  These stone fetishes represent the spirits of animals or the forces of nature and are most often used in an effort to master the arbitrary and unpredictable forces beyond their control. Fetishes may be
Posted: October 18, 2018 By: