Native American Indian Baskets of the Southwest

Native American Indian Art of all kinds often represents so much more than an item of monetary value. In fact, the value of much of the work of the Native Americans of the southwest runs far deeper than that. In her book Indian Baskets of the Southwest, Clara Lee Tanner explains the art of these peoples as “the expression of man’s sense of beauty, a sensitive mirror of his inner self, of his thinking and his doing. In his art, man reveals his history. Among the Indians of the Southwest, whose culture is tribal, art is a formalized expression that combines emotion and intellectuality, technical skills and creative thought; it is guided by the patterns of the tribal culture in which the artist lives. The culture of the tribe is fundamental to the art and style of the artist, and style provides cultural identity as well as time classification.” Read More

Posted: July 28, 2014 By:

Water Symbolism in Native American Indian Art

Pueblo peoples have inhabited the American Southwest for well over 500 years. Continued life in the arid region depends on water, and the importance of seasonal rains is evident in the traditional designs and patterns that adorn many types of Native American Indian art. Read More

Posted: July 28, 2014 By:

Services You Didn’t Know We Offered

Palms Trading Company is known throughout the Southwest and by art dealers worldwide for our authentic Native American Indian art. People visit us from far and near to browse our selection of jewelry, pottery, rugs, baskets and more from Pueblo and Navajo artists. But most people don’t know we do more than sell Native American Indian art. Read More

Posted: July 21, 2014 By:

The Unique Art of Cochiti Pueblo

Every Pueblo in New Mexico has its own rich history, culture and artistic traditions, and Cochiti Pueblo is no exception. Many Cochiti Pueblo members make their living by selling their art, which includes pottery and jewelry like many other Pueblos. However, Cochiti also has art forms that are unique to it that are either admired by other Pueblo artists or have been adopted and added to their own traditions. Read More

Posted: July 14, 2014 By:

Mata Ortiz Pottery

At Palms Trading Company, we are proud to provide a collection that includes hand-made Native American Indian arts and crafts. However, we also carry another type of hand-made pottery: Mata Ortiz. Read More

Posted: June 23, 2014 By:

Pueblo Feast Days (Sandia and Ohkay Owingeh)

Two Pueblos hold Feast Days in June: Sandia Pueblo and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. June is a great time to take the family to view these sacred days—it’s not yet too hot (you will be standing outside) as it will be in July, August and even September.

In our blog this week, we’re sharing some information on both feast days to help you make your plans. Read More

Posted: June 9, 2014 By:

Jim Thorpe Native American Games

On June 8th through the 14th, the Jim Thorpe Native American Games will be held in Shawnee, Oklahoma. The games are attended by thousands of athletes who represent Native American Indian nations, tribes and bands from the US who come together for a week of “sports and fellowship”. Read More

Posted: June 2, 2014 By: