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
Posted: July 14, 2014 By:

Technique: Sand Casting

At Palms Trading Company, you’ll find many beautiful examples of hand-made Native American Indian jewelry. Much of that jewelry is sterling silver that is made using one of two techniques: sand casting and tufa casting. Since we covered tufa casting in a blog in February, we’re covering sand casting
Posted: April 21, 2014 By:

Technique: Tufa Casting

At Palms Trading Company, we have a wide selection of beautiful hand-crafted Native American Indian Jewelry. Some of the sterling silver jewelry we sell is made through the technique of tufa casting, a unique technique used by some Navajo artists to create intricate works of
Posted: February 10, 2014 By:

Heishi Beading

At Palms Trading Company, we offer beautiful pieces of art from Native American Indian artisans. Many of these pieces of art are hand-crafted using techniques passed down through generations, just like the techniques used to create the heishi beads. Ancient Traditions and Modern Practices Heishi (hee shee) beads were
Posted: January 27, 2014 By:

Silversmithing Technique: Sandcasting

The value of Native American Indian jewelry does not just come from the cost of the materials—the silver and the stones—used to make the piece. The value of each piece is also derived from the artistic tradition that inspired the piece and the craftsmanship that brought it to
Posted: December 30, 2013 By:

Last Minute Holiday Help from Our Personal Shopper

Everyone has that hard-to-shop for friend or family member—the person who already has everything or doesn’t like “the usual” or for whom you just want to buy something other than a scarf. If you’re having trouble finding that perfect holiday gift for that special someone, we suggest giving the
Posted: December 16, 2013 By: