Artist Spotlight: Ben Begay

  Working closely with Native American artists on a day to day basis is one of the great pleasures of our business. Even more rewarding is watching artists evolve over time, perfecting skills and designs, and creating new ones.  Navajo silversmith Ben Begay, this month’s Artist Spotlight, is a
Posted: January 3, 2020 By:

Artist Spotlight: Kenneth and Irene White

  Navajo artists Kenneth and Irene White are a prime example of a unique backstory, having both begun their artistry as silversmiths, then taking up pottery making as a hobby.  Their recognizable style of pottery typically features imprints from stamping tools, as well as Yeibichai dancers, and we are
Posted: December 6, 2019 By:

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 beginnings as a grocery store, and we
Posted: November 1, 2019 By:

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,
Posted: October 4, 2019 By:

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

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 ground into beads and strung into necklaces. It is
Posted: September 6, 2019 By:

The Jemez Pueblo Harvest Celebration

The Jemez Pueblo feast day celebrating Saint Persingula, the patron saint of the Pueblo, is held every year on August 2nd. While some rituals in most feast day celebrations are very private and secret, Palms’ owner, Guy Berger, has been invited to attend this feast several times as a
Posted: August 30, 2019 By:

The Apache Burden Basket

Once made for every day use in collecting or gathering wild foods, or to cultivate crops like corn, the Burden Basket of the Apache Tribe is one of the most quickly recognized items pertaining to Native American cultures today. The Apaches, traditionally nomadic hunters and food gatherers, first used
Posted: August 9, 2019 By: