Stamping Jewelry in Copper and Silver

Monday, June 29, 2020 9:23 AM

Stamping Jewelry in Copper and Silver

A few weeks ago, we had a newsletter about the inlay work of Navajo artist Sylvana Apache. She and her husband, Randy Secatero, are also accomplished traditional silversmiths.

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The Story of the Navajo Raven and Friends

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:39 AM

The Story of the Navajo Raven and Friends

An Artist’s inspiration can come from anywhere, it’s a matter of looking at the world and letting your imagination go. One Saturday, while working on some canvases as his two young boys watched television, Leland Holiday glanced at the screen and saw Bugs Bunny with a blanket wrapped around him.

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Kokopelli, Deity of Fertility, Carrier of Songs, Traveling Salesman

Three thousand years ago on a rock panel in the American Southwest, the figure of a flute player with either a humped back or a bag on his back, was carved for the first time in a remote canyon. Over the years, the figure has shown up over a wide area of the Southwest in many different canyons, on the walls of caves and cliff dwellings.

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Real Indian Jewelry by Ray Lovato

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:24 AM

Real Indian Jewelry by Ray Lovato

A favorite artist of just about everyone is Santo Domingo jeweler, Ray Lovato. Over the years, I’ve written several newsletters about him. One of the best newsletters, in my humble opinion, described a great afternoon that I spent with Ray in a Walmart parking lot trading turquoise for jewelry.

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Monument Valley in Three Panels

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:49 PM

Monument Valley in Three Panels

Until 1983, we had not considered carrying work by non-Indian artists, but there was a woman in town whose work everyone in the family liked and we wanted her to be part of the gallery.

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Telling Stories with a Loom

Friday, May 22, 2020 8:27 AM

Telling Stories with a Loom

Navajo pictorial weaving has been around since the early 1900s. The original pieces were simple. Scenes of railroad trains were a popular early pattern in the rugs. Some weavers still create this type of pictorial.

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Weaving is Like Life

Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:54 AM

Weaving is Like Life

The Burnham weaving style would not have evolved without the determination of Anna Mae Barber. She is the oldest of the five sisters who created the weaving style. When their mother died, she took on the responsibility of raising the younger girls and taught them to weave. Anna Mae left a legacy of kindness and determination and love.

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The Zuni Fetish Necklace

Monday, April 13, 2020 7:16 AM

The Zuni Fetish Necklace

Southwestern Indian tribes have long incorporated stone and shell carvings resembling animals in their religious beliefs. These fetishes are objects in which a spirit is thought to reside, and they can be used to aid the person who owns and cares for it.

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Traditional Hopi Coiled Baskets

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 8:56 AM

Traditional Hopi Coiled Baskets

In the early 1900s, Hopi women began making baskets for the growing tourist market. The Fred Harvey Company was building hotels along the railroad lines and running “Harvey Car” tours into “Indian Country.”

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The Zuni Silversmith and the Pepsi Machine

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:28 AM

The Zuni Silversmith and the Pepsi Machine

A lot of you know that my father was a Pepsi Cola dealer in Durango and got into the Navajo Rug business by trading Pepsi accounts for rugs with the trading posts. One of the jobs that I had before I got out of college was driving a Pepsi delivery truck and a couple of my routes were on the Northern Navajo reservation.

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Baskets? We Sell Baskets?

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:43 AM

Baskets? We Sell Baskets?

I used to tell people that we really didn’t sell many Native baskets, basically the few Navajo Ceremonial of Wedding baskets that someone would bring in or some older baskets that we got from collections.

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Miniature Pottery by the Son of Art Cody

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:20 AM

Miniature Pottery by the Son of Art Cody

Today I’d like to introduce you to the pottery Dean Haungooah (b. 1972.) I believe that he is one of the most talented and least known Pueblo potters. His family name in Kiowa translates to “Sunlight reflecting off Buffalo Horns.”

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