Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • Leader’s Profile – Storyteller Esther Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh)

    Esther Martinez (1912 — September 16, 2006) was a linguist and storyteller for the Tewa people of New Mexico. She was given the Tewa name P’oe Tsawa (meaning Blue Water) and was also known by "Ko'oe Esther" and "Aunt Esther."

  • 10 Native American Books to Expand Your Horizons

    Curated books that celebrate and illuminate Native American artists and the original authentic art forms that are distinctive to Native Americans of the Southwest.
  • Holiday Gift Guide

    This holiday season, we’ve developed this list to help you find the perfect gift to celebrate American Indian art with everyone on your list.  

  • Pottery Techniques/Styles from Across the Pueblos

    The most celebrated and recognized art form of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico is pottery. Pueblo pottery is known around the world for its remarkable beauty and craftsmanship. It has been made in much the same way for over a thousand years, with every step of creation completed by hand.

  • Top 4 Favorite Gemstones in Native American Jewelry

    Jewelry has been made and worn in the Southwest since prehistoric times. For thousands of years, Native Southwestern people made mosaic inlay and beads of turquoise, shell, bone, or stone. Today, Native American artists draw upon both traditional and contemporary influences, and their shell, gemstone, and silver jewelry is prized and collected by people around the world.

  • Bird Symbolism In Native American Art

    Native Americans have a deep connection to and respect for the natural world, and their reverence for nature deeply influences their art. Eagles ar...
  • The People of Jemez Pueblo

    The Jemez are a Towa-speaking people whose modern Pueblo village, known as Walatowa, is located 55 miles northwest of Albuquerque.
  • The Meaning Behind the Zuni Sunface Symbol

    The sophisticated and extraordinary art forms of the Zuni are collected around the world and have contributed to the continuing popularity and high level of craftsmanship of Native American artwork. Learn about the Zuni Sunface Symbol.
  • Top 12 Gifts to Celebrate Native American Art

    We’ve selected some items that would be a perfect way to celebrate Native American art. We hope you enjoy all the different types of work and mediums in which they were made – and hopefully add one or more of these pieces to your collection as a present to yourself, or as a gift to someone special.
  • Getting to Know Turquoise

    For thousands of years Native American people of the Southwest have made, worn, and traded mosaic inlay and beads of turquoise, shell, bone, or stone. Learn more about Turquoise.
  • Looking Back … Looking Forward

    For more than 40 years, the Indian Pueblo Store staff have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest han...
  • How to Take Care of Authentic Native American Art and Jewelry

    Whether you’ve purchased handcrafted Native American art as a memento of a trip to the Southwest, as a statement of fashion or style, or simply as an investment, you will want to take the best care possible of your newly acquired treasure. This convenient guide shows you how to care for authentic Native American crafts...

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