Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:48 AM
Sunday, August 12, 2018 12:00 PM
In New Mexico, Nativity Sets, Creche or manger scenes made by Pueblo Indians depicting the birth of Christ, are commonly known as Nacimientos. That is because of the predominantly Hispanic culture in the area and the fact that the Christianization of the Pueblo people was a result of the Spanish settlers. It’s not a real pretty story, but as times evolved, the Catholic faith has become intermingled with the lives of the Pueblo people.Read More
Friday, August 10, 2018 11:08 AM
In 2000, a couple from Scottsdale, Arizona walked into Garland’s Navajo Rugs in Sedona, Arizona, one of the most respected dealers in Navajo Textiles in the country. As they were coming through the front door, a Navajo weaver was making her way out.
“I stopped and held the door for her,” the man said. “She had a big smile on her face and said thank you. She seemed to be floating on air.Read More
Thursday, August 9, 2018 7:08 PM
Monday, July 30, 2018 7:55 AM
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 7:40 AM
What does it mean to be the “first” to do something? It takes the ability to put your ego on the line and to take a chance with the confidence that it will work out.
Zuni Silversmith Dan Simplicio was one of those people. He lived a short life of 52 years, passing away in 1969. He was the first to use coral in its natural form, the first to set rough cut coral in rings and he introduced the common use of leaf work in Zuni jewelry.Read More
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:31 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 3:17 PM
For several years, Peter quit painting and focused on canvas art, sewing animal figures out of canvas and decorating them with feathers, beads and acrylic paints.
I kept asking him when he was going to start painting again and last year he broke out the easel and reached into his bag of creativity.Read More
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 12:08 PM
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 11:54 AM
The demise of J. B. Moore is really turning into an interesting topic. Jill Tripp, a friend from Durango brought by the book “Posts and Rugs: The Story of the Navajo Weaving and The Role of The Indian Trader” by H.L James, which was a classic published in 1976. It was reprinted in 2005 with footnotes.Read More
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:30 AM
Monday, April 30, 2018 8:30 AM
After our email last week where I stated that J.B. Moore sold the Crystal Trading Post in 1911 and disappeared, possibly as the result of a scandal, I received a couple of emails. This one is from Mike Ryan, co-author of “The Great American Turquoise Rush 1890-1910.Read More