Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:03 PM
Friday, September 8, 2017 5:24 PM
Monday, August 14, 2017 10:12 AM
Friday, August 11, 2017 2:00 PM
Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:11 AM
Friday, June 30, 2017 2:02 PM
Saturday, June 3, 2017 2:03 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 4:16 PM
Coming April 21 and 22, The Annual Navajo Rug Silent Auction and Sale In Oklahoma City
In addition to over 100 quality, authentic weavings in all price ranges and from all of the major weaving areas on the Navajo Reservation, we will have a day of activities.
Friday the display opens from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. And on Saturday, the hours are from 10 am until 5 pm.Read More
Wednesday, January 4, 2017 5:22 PM
One of the most interesting periods in the history of Navajo weaving began in the 1880’s and went through the first decade of the 1900’s. It is called the Transitional era because it marked the switch between the weaving of wearing blankets by Navajo women to weavings intended for sale.Read More
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 2:44 PM
We Are Proud to Announce The Launch of our New Web Site!
We have, without any question, the best customers on the planet! To all of you who follow our newsletter and make it possible for us to share the great works of Native and Southwestern artists, we say "Thank You!"
We have never met many of you, but have gotten to know you through wonderful telephone conversations when you have called about our web site. We love it when people call to talk about pieces we have on the site or even to check the "real" ski report at Purgatory!Read More
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 4:35 PM
If you are as tired of the election news as I am, you know that the best way to make yourself feel better is to come down to the Denver Post Building, 101 West Colfax, between 10 am and 5 pm and buy a Navajo rug!
Think about it. These are one of the great American art forms, woven for about 400 years by the Navajo people of New Mexico, Utah and Arizona. These are honest, straightforward people who work hard. I mean, really hard. Your appreciate of their work makes their lives possible. It’s a fair trade, you get a beautiful piece of art, and they get to continue creating them while supporting their families.Read More
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 5:05 PM
Towards the end of the1800's, the Navajo had begun to adopt the clothing worn by the traders and settlers in the Southwest. The Navajo women moved from wearing the woven dresses and blankets that came from their looms and adopted the long velvet skirts and blouses that they were first exposed to by U.S. Army officer's wives while the Navajo were kept in captivity during the Civil War.
Men began to adopt the pants and shirts of the white man. Fashion was changing on the Navajo reservation and even the traditional Navajo blanket was being replaced by the Pendleton blankets sold by the trading posts.Read More
Monday, October 24, 2016 5:32 PM
If you have been following our newsletter a while, you know the story of the Burnham weavers. In a chapter house area south of Shiprock and across the road from Two Grey Hills, a group of five sisters, Anna Mae, Marie, Helen, Alice and Sandy, began creating unique Navajo weavings in the 1970's.Read More
Thursday, September 22, 2016 1:00 PM
Ruth Teller was one of the finest Two Grey Hills weavers. She lived in a small place not to far from Newcomb on what used to be Highway 666. My dad used to stop and see her and I went with him a couple of times.
She had three daughters that also were amazing weavers. Two of them, Roseann Lee and Barbara Ornelas worked together to create a large Two Grey Hills tapestry that won the Best of Show at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 1987. It was the first Navajo weaving to win the award and it set a record price for contemporary Navajo weaving when it was sold.Read More
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:04 PM
We have received a lot of credit for being the traders who developed the Burnham area Navajo weaving designs. That, or course, is not true. The weavers from the Burnham area, specifically the Begay and Barber families, did not need anyone to help them create these wonderful pieces.Read More
Monday, August 15, 2016 5:33 PM
Saturday, August 13, 2016 5:08 PM
Toh-Atin Gallery will be in Santa Fe, Wednesday through Sunday, and will be showing the largest selection of Navajo weaving in town! We will also be featuring free lectures on Native jewelry and weaving!
It’s the biggest week in American Indian art as thousands of artists, dealers, collectors, museum directors, art lovers and more than a few crazy people, descend on this Northern New Mexico town!Read More
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 3:48 PM
One of my favorite events is when someone walks in the gallery and says something like, “Do you have any real Navajo rugs?”
Looking around at all of the weavings we have in stock, several hundred, I will ask, “What do you mean?”
I mean the ones where they really did all their own work and made their own dyes, you know, before the white man got here,” is the type of answer I’ll sometimes hear.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 3:29 PM
We recently picked up a collection of weavings from the 1980’s that were done by some very talented women. Most of them had tags on them so it was easy to identify the weavers. They came from a famous Indian Trading family in Gallup (by agreement I can share that name with the purchaser of the weavings but am not allowed to put it in print).
There is one vegetal dye weaving in the group that was obviously done by a talented weaver. It is unique as the design is a traditional Teec Nos Pos, an area where you seldom see vegetal dye colors.Read More
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 4:16 PM
Navajo weaver and Medicine Man Anthony Tallboy came to the gallery yesterday with a beautiful Storm pattern.
We had been expecting him. He called on Friday to say he would have the weaving done by Monday. After he called, I started thinking about how long I’d known Anthony.Read More
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 5:29 PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2016 5:50 PM
Many of you saw our Facebook posts, on May 23rd, about the two large Ganado Red weavings that were created by famed weaver, Mae Jim, in the 1980’s.
We took these two amazing weavings down to Ganado High School, where one of Mae Jim's nephews was graduating, and they were used as the backdrop for the graduation exercises.
The weavings are regularly taken out of our vault for their family celebrations and it is a special honor for us to be able to provide them for the family’s use.Read More
Sunday, December 20, 2015 5:32 PM
Mae was born around 95 years ago. Even she does not know for sure how old she is because no one recorded the date when she was born.
We do know that she has been at it a long time!
Our father started buying rugs from her back in the 1960's and we continue to do that todayRead More