10 Thoughtful Gift Ideas that Support American Indian Artists
Indian Pueblo Store is a trusted source, connecting consumers to authentic Native American art and artists of the Southwest. We take pride in the relationships we’ve built over the years bringing Pueblo and Native artwork to customers who wish to value authenticity and the spirit of the Southwest. With the holiday season quickly approaching, let us help you find a gift that is truly meaningful, a gift that celebrates art, history, and the culture of the Southwest.
Here are ten thoughtful gift ideas:
1. Petroglyph Bear
Ohkay Owingeh artist Robert "Spooner" Marcus shares his unique take on traditional forms in the contemporary medium of blown glass. The swirls of earth-toned hues evoke the brilliance of New Mexico's varied landscapes, and within the patterns we sense his inspiration, the petroglyphs. With its beautiful shape and meaningful symbolism, this piece makes a wonderful gift.
2. Coyote and the Sky: How the Sun, Moon, and Stars Began
Give this delightful tale of how the sun, stars, and moon came to be and teach an important lesson of what happens when we don’t follow instructions. A meaningful story by Emmett “Shkeme” Garcia of the Santa Ana Pueblo.
3. Lorraine Waatsa Turquoise Cluster Bracelet
A truly unique work of art and a celebration of Native American artwork, this piece is a meaningful and unique gift that is sure to become a cherished item in any collection!
4. Pueblo Prayer Pendleton Blanket
Based on celebrated Jemez Pueblo artist George Toya's work titled "A Pueblo Prayer”, this blanket recognizes the sacred significance of corn pollen, and the connection between natural cycles and human well-being. Give a gift that commemorates life through nature's abundance with this keepsake blanket.
5. Feather Print
Created by Cochiti Pueblo artist Dominic Arquero, these prints showcase the powerful symbolism in Native American culture. Give a gift that celebrates and honors Native American culture with these beautiful prints by a legendary artist.
6. Spiny Oyster Shell Earrings
Give the gift of style with these beautiful earrings handcrafted by award-winning artists Percy and Charlotte Reano of Santo Domingo Pueblo. In a notable style of the Southwest, these mosaic shell inlay earrings will make a statement in any collection of American Indian jewelry.
7. Pueblo Pottery Mugs
Give a usable gift with these Pueblo Pottery Mugs. These unique, café-style ceramic mugs are replicas of a single beautiful clay pot handcrafted by award-winning artists. All artists receive royalties for each mug sold, with proceeds also supporting the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center.
8. Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Give the gift of knowledge to the music lover with this renowned and much-admired look at indigenous artists who have transformed popular music, despite attempts to censor and eradicate Native American cultures throughout history.
9. Fire Clouds Cooking Pot
Give the gift of functional art with this stunning bowl handcrafted by award-winning artist Clarence Cruz of Ohkay Owingeh. A utilitarian piece, this bowl can be used for cooking or as an elegant addition to your fine art collection.
10. Pueblo Owl Figurine
Celebrate the wisdom in your family by gifting this all-natural clay owl handcrafted by Zuni Pueblo artist Noreen Simplicio. This unique gift is a beautiful piece that also celebrates the legacy of traditional pottery-making.
Shopping for the someone who has everything? Consider an Indian Pueblo Store gift card and let that special someone select a special gift. Or give an amazing experience – visit the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center or give a membership. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center museum, courtyard, Indian Pueblo Store and Indian Pueblo Kitchen are open Tuesday through Sunday and a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday season. The IPCC Insider membership helps members gain a deeper understanding of Pueblo culture and includes many great perks, including 10% off at the Indian Pueblo Store.