Jicarilla Apache Baskets

Saturday, January 30, 2021 2:59 PM

Jicarilla Apache Baskets

The Western Apache excelled at making baskets of very fine weave and design. Their baskets are the finest of the Southwestern tribes.

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Charles Lovato, 1937 - 1988

Friday, January 22, 2021 5:10 PM

Charles Lovato, 1937 - 1988

Charles Lovato from the Kewa (Santo Domingo) Pueblo learned to make traditional jewelry at an early age and continued to make beautiful and unique pieces until his death at 51.

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Yei and Yeibichai Weavings: Depictions of the Holy People

One of the most popular regional styles of Navajo weaving has always been the Yei and Yeibichai. These weavings emerged from the Shiprock, New Mexico area after the turn of the 1900s when weavers began putting the figures of Deities from the traditional sand painting ceremonies in their rugs.

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Save a Navajo Rug. Buy a Purse!

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 12:06 PM

Save a Navajo Rug. Buy a Purse!

If you have followed our newsletters for very long, you have read my belief that I never saw a Navajo rug I didn’t like.  Well, it really is true.

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Karl Nataani, Navajo Silversmith

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 11:54 AM

Karl Nataani, Navajo Silversmith

One of the nicest people I have met in the last few years is a silversmith named Karl Nataani. Karl is about my age, and lives on the Navajo reservation north of Winslow.

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Beaded Buckles

Monday, December 28, 2020 11:42 AM

Beaded Buckles

Many tribes have artists who make beaded buckles. Most of these are created by sewing buckskin, or another type of leather, over a brass buckle and then sewing the glass beads to the leather.

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Spiritual Sand Paintings by Zachariah Ben

Monday, December 21, 2020 11:27 AM

Spiritual Sand Paintings by Zachariah Ben

The art of Navajo Sand Painting has come a long way. There was a time in the 1960s and 1970s when the tourist market and the widespread interest in Indian arts and crafts was huge.

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Zuni Fetishes

Monday, December 14, 2020 11:10 AM

Zuni Fetishes

Almost everything people know today about Zuni Fetishes (carving of animals made of rock and shell) is from the work of Frank Hamilton Cushing.

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Sand Painted Navajo Christmas Ornaments by Bingo Smith

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:47 AM

Sand Painted Navajo Christmas Ornaments by Bingo Smith

Bingo Smith is a 63-year-old Navajo sand painting artist who lives with his wife in the Farmington, NM area.Unlike most sand painters, he does not work on fiberboard. He uses glass Christmas ornaments as the base for his work.

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Classic Old "New" Navajo Jewelry by Fritson Toledo

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 10:17 AM

Classic Old

There is something about the look of old Navajo Jewelry. It just has a classic feel, made at a time when the style of the jewelry was not influenced by current fashion and artists didn’t have access to modern tools and materials.

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Little River Simpson: A Sand Painting Artist

Friday, November 20, 2020 10:04 AM

Little River Simpson: A Sand Painting Artist

I really enjoy telling stories that are uplifting and make you feel good. And most tales of artistic success are filled with good examples of people who worked hard and really wanted to succeed.

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How Navajo Artists Look at Their Work

Monday, November 16, 2020 9:30 AM

How Navajo Artists Look at Their Work

“It’s the process of creating that is most important.”  This was an idea that I learned from Dr. Ann Hedlund, one of the most recognized experts on Navajo weaving.

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