Sleepintg Beauty Turquoise Bracelet and Ring

Thursday, December 8, 2022 4:33 PM

Sleepintg Beauty Turquoise Bracelet and Ring

We received a bracelet this year from a woman whose relative had purchased it in the late '70s. It is by a man and woman silversmithing team from Zuni Pueblo named Wayne and Virginia Quam.

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Runner from Red Mesa

Sunday, December 4, 2022 4:20 PM

Runner from Red Mesa

Most people who know about Navajo weaving know about the Teec Nos Pos weaving area. The post is just southwest of the Four Corners, where the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah meet.

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It's Native American Heritage Day!

Friday, November 25, 2022 6:22 PM

It's Native American Heritage Day!

Yes, there is a day to recognize and celebrate Native American Heritage. It is the day after Thanksgiving. The month of November is Native American Heritage Month.

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Alvin Marshall's Cousin-Sister and Grandfather Immortalized in Stone

Navajo sculptor Alvin Marshall has been carving works out of stone for about 40 years. When we opened our current location in 1983, he and Orland Joe often traveled the show circuit together, selling their works.

The two of them traveled to Europe and studied in Italy, learning to work with marble and visiting the great museums where they studied the works of the classic Italian sculptors.

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Two Fifty-Year-Old Squash Blossoms from a Historic New Mexico Shop

One of Albuquerque’s best-known dealers in Southwest Indian arts and crafts was Manny Goodman, who, along with his wife Ann, ran the Covered Wagon store on the south side of the Old Town Plaza in Albuquerque.

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A New Selection of Chandelier Earrings by Fritson Toledo

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 1:51 PM

A New Selection of Chandelier Earrings by Fritson Toledo

Native American artists made the original Southwestern Native Earrings with turquoise and shell beads that were often two or three inches long or more. The beads were strung on a cotton string put through a hole in the ear lobe. Both men and women wore these earrings, which are very similar to the works of current Santo Domingo artist Ray Lovato, except they hang by silver wires!

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Joys of Snow

Saturday, November 5, 2022 8:58 AM

Joys of Snow

The San Juan Mountains are holding their first big winter snow where we live. For people who love the winter landscape and relish the chill of the air as the season arrives, it is a special time of year.

No one loves playing in the snow more than children (and the young at heart!)

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A Large Weaving with a Unique Pattern and Back Story

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 8:34 AM

A Large Weaving with a Unique Pattern and Back Story

After the Navajo began to abandon the weaving of wearing blankets in favor of Pendleton Blankets and White man's clothing, there was a transition to weaving floor rugs.

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Over Fifty Years of Collecting: The Tom and Fran Bayless Collection

One day, back in the late ’50s or early ’60s, my father was on the Navajo Reservation. He had the good luck to run into Tom and Fran Bayless, two lovely young people from Ohio who had discovered the Southwest on vacation in 1952 and kept coming back year after year.

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The Knifewing Dancer and a Jewelry Connection to Mesa Verde

In the mid-1800s, Zuni metal smiths began fashioning jewelry out of copper. Much of it was for their own use, but as the tourists started to come to the Southwest in the late 1800s, much of it was sold in Gallup, the hub of the Native tourist trade.

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Sheep are an important part of Navajo life,   but cattle play a role in reservation life as well!

Last year I had the opportunity to meet an extraordinary woman whose father had a unique manner of collecting Native American art. He lived in Albuquerque and never missed the Navajo Nation Fair, the New Mexico State Fair, the Arizona State Fair, or the Gallup Ceremonial.

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Two for the Price of One, Sort Of…

Monday, October 3, 2022 12:04 PM

Two for the Price of One, Sort Of…

Most people interested in Navajo weaving know that the different styles evolved around the trading posts on the reservation. Two GreyHills, Ganado, Teec Nos Pos, and about a dozen other posts have weaving styles named after them.

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