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Why Jewelry is Such a Big Focus of Native American Culture

Why Jewelry is Such a Big Focus of Native American Culture

When it comes to Native American jewelry, there is a wealth of different earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and more to choose from. One of the most interesting aspects is that often, every piece has a story, steeped in the history and culture of the native peoples of... Read more
Kachina Dolls: A Brief History & Overview

Kachina Dolls: A Brief History & Overview

Like many cultures around the world, there are certain emblems and items that truly represent a deep spiritual connection and illustrate the beliefs of a people. For the Hopi, it’s Kachina dolls. For centuries, the Hopi people have called the Southwest, Arizona in... Read more
The Unique Story of Zuni Jewelry: History & Tradition

The Unique Story of Zuni Jewelry: History & Tradition

For generations, the Zuni people have been known for producing priceless artwork and jewelry steeped in tradition. Their stone-cutting techniques, including needlepoint, petit point, and inlay, have been passed down each generation for hundreds of years. Today, Zuni... Read more
The Making of Acoma Pottery

The Making of Acoma Pottery

One of the oldest continuously inhabited Native American dwelling places in the United States, Acoma Pueblo, also known as “Sky City,” is a mysterious and majestic locale. It’s also home to some of the most beautiful pottery in New Mexico. Notable for its polychrome... Read more
Squash Blossom Necklace FAQs

Squash Blossom Necklace FAQs

Navajo squash blossom necklaces are one of the most recognizable types of Native American jewelry. Squash blossom necklaces were especially popular during the bohemian fashion craze of the 1970s, but are best known today for their Native American origins. The squash... Read more
Tips for Choosing Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry

Tips for Choosing Native American Indian Turquoise Jewelry

When you choose Native American Indian turquoise jewelry for yourself or as a gift for another, it is important to know that you are getting the real thing. However, it’s also important to know that just because a stone is treated does not mean It isn’t... Read more

Artist Spotlight: Alvina Yepa

Those who know Pueblo pottery, know the Yepa name is synonymous with well-made Jemez Pueblo pottery, and Alvina Yepa is one of the finest examples of the skill and talent it takes to produce such pieces.  It is both a pleasure and an honor to do business with Alvina,... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Torevia and Delbert Crespin

Artist Spotlight: Torevia and Delbert Crespin

  Working with and getting to know Native American artists is one of the most unique and fulfilling aspects of our business.  Some artists, such as this month’s artist spotlight pair, Torevia and Delbert Crespin, have worked with us from our humblest... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Robert Kasero

Artist Spotlight: Robert Kasero

  So many of the artists we work and come into contact with every day are exceptionally talented creators and painters. Fewer, however, are able to create the wonderfully intricate work that this month’s Artist Spotlight, Laguna potter Robert Kasero, does.... Read more
Horse Hair Pottery

Horse Hair Pottery

  Legend holds that horsehair pottery was discovered by a pueblo potter whose long hair blew against a piece of pottery she was removing from a hot kiln, stuck, and carbonized. The result was so interesting that she duplicated it with hair from a horse’s... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Jeanette Calabaza

Artist Spotlight: Jeanette Calabaza

  Santo Domingo Pubelo, and, therefore, many of its current artists, are inescapably linked to what is known as “heishi,” the literal meaning of which is “shell” and which specifically refers to pieces of shell which have been drilled and... Read more
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