Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • A Collector's Guide to Channel Inlay

    We share this collector's guide on channel inlay technique to help connoisseurs and those new to American Indian art discover new meaning behind cherished pieces that showcase the artistry and excellence of Pueblo jewelers.
  • Exploring the Theme of ‘Long Ago’ with Acclaimed Artist Myron Sarracino

    Myron Sarracino, an award-winning Native American pottery artist, has been actively handcrafting pottery since 1984. Born in the village of Seama on Laguna Pueblo in 1967, the artist learned pottery-making from his grandmothers and famed potter Gladys Paquin. Explore the Theme of ‘Long Ago’ with Acclaimed Artist Myron Sarracino.

  • Caring for Native American Pottery

    The Indian Pueblo Store is a trusted connection to Native American Art and Artists of the Southwest and a respected resource for learning more about Native American Art and how to enjoy treasured pieces for years to come. Please use this convenient care guide to help care for your cherished collection of Pueblo Indian pottery. 

  • 10 Inspiring Books to Read This Summer!

    We’ve put together an inspiring summer reading list for lazy summer days or an escape from the everyday. From fictional tales by Native American authors, to historical takes and memoirs, we have something for everyone, including kids!

  • 10 Great Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2021 | Thoughtful Gifts for Dad

    With Father’s Day approaching, let us help you find a gift for the father or father-figure in your life that is truly meaningful, a gift that celebrates art, history and the culture of the Southwest. Here are ten thoughtful gift ideas...
  • Five Easy Ways to Incorporate Native American Jewelry into Your Wardrobe

    If you've visited our store in the last five years, you've had the opportunity to meet Indian Pueblo Store Sales Lead, Shane Smith (Navajo) and experienced first-hand his passion for Native American art and heard his expert advice and recommendations on how to easily incorporate Native American jewelry into your wardrobe.

  • Pueblo Pottery Meaning and Symbolism

    The most celebrated and recognized art form of New Mexico’s 19 Pueblo communities didn’t begin as an art form at all. Pottery was created by ancestral Puebloan people out of necessity and over many generations...
  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts She Will Love that Celebrate Native American Art & Culture

    We’ve created this thoughtful gift guide to celebrate the matriarchs in our lives whose strength, wisdom, and guidance give us direction and purpose. Let us help you find a gift that is a meaningful celebration of motherhood.
  • Collectors Guide: Zuni Pueblo Carvings & Fetishes

      At the Indian Pueblo Store, we work to connect you to resources and information to enhance your understanding of Native American art and artists...
  • Talented Native Artist Dominic Arquero Shares Gifts Bestowed From a Higher Power

    As a Native American from Cochiti Pueblo, Dominic Arquero believes art is in his DNA.  In his lineage and among their ancestors, in his words, art was a necessity.  Growing up, his uncle, teacher and renowned artist Manuel “Bob” Chavez (Cochiti Pueblo) was his mentor and creative inspiration.
  • Collector’s Guide to Unique Native American Pottery Styles: Sgraffito

    In this collectors guide we introduce the Native American pottery style known by the Italian word Sgraffito, meaning “to scratch.”
  • Pro Tips for Starting Your American Indian Art Collection

    For even seasoned collectors, the prospect of acquiring authentic Native American art can be an intimidating pursuit.  The enterprising collector must be at once an art aficionado as well as a discerning detective, weeding out fraud and deception to ensure authenticity.  Add to that the bevy of different types of creative works, from intricately woven rugs for which Navajo artisans are famous, to the painstakingly chiseled details of a sculpture or the magnificence of a colorful acrylic on canvas. Learn more and read our Pro Tips!

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