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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

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... Read more
Kokopelli: Fertility Deity and God of Harvest

Kokopelli: Fertility Deity and God of Harvest

  In many places in the world, primitive people used to carve images on rocks, often called Petroglyphs.  The Kokopelli, a mystical flute player, is the most well known petroglyph in the American southwest. Petroglyph carvings of the Kokopelli figure date... Read more
The Apache Burden Basket

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... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Anita “Pauline” Romero

Artist Spotlight: Anita “Pauline” Romero

  While we here at Palms treasure each relationship we have with the artists we work with daily, there are some artists, having worked with them over decades, and whom we see often, we feel special bonds with.  Our August Artist Spotlight potter, Anita... Read more
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