We’ve Changed Our Name
Our Pueblo-owned store located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico is undergoing a name change. Shumakolowa Native Arts has changed its name to the Indian Pueblo Store to better reflect our location in, and affiliation with, the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and its representation of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico.
“This name change allows us to clearly align our efforts to the amazing work of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center,” says Monique Fragua (Jemez), VP of Commercial Enterprises. “Both at our Center and online, we connect guests in a real and meaningful way to the people and art of the Southwest by showcasing the legacy of Pueblo artistry and Native American craftsmanship.”
Our store’s name has changed a few times since opening in 1976, but the Indian Pueblo Store will continue to be what it has always been—your trusted, Native-owned source for authentic Native American pottery, handcrafted jewelry, traditional textiles, carefully curated books, specialty prints, Native music, and more.
Despite the name change, we will keep the iconic dragonfly logo. The dragonfly is an important animal for the Pueblos of New Mexico. These special creatures are seen as messengers, speaking to the thunder and clouds to bring moisture and blessings to the people. We at the Indian Pueblo Store believe in the spiritual value of art, and its ability to share knowledge and beauty across cultures.
Sharing the knowledge behind traditional works and contemporary designs enhances the cultural immersion of a visit to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and purchasing Native art is one of the ways visitors can take home the IPCC experience to share with friends and family. For those unable to visit in person, we have launched our new online store, IndianPuebloStore.com.
The Indian Pueblo Store has an extremely knowledgeable and welcoming staff, with more than five decades of combined experience in the Native American arts world, and is more than happy to answer questions about artists, their work, historical meaning, and symbolism. Many of our employees are practicing artists themselves, making a lifelong commitment to continuing the traditional arts and crafts of our ancestors.
For more than 40 years, our store has made it a priority to have a buying process that is fair, positive, and beneficial to artists, and we pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to earn a living practicing their craft.