Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • 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...

  • 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.”
  • 5 Ways That Coral Plays a Role in Native American Life

    Whether used alone or in combination with other valuable gems like turquoise, coral remains one of the iconic gemstones of Native American jewelry in the Southwest. Here’s a brief history, along with some of the mystical and traditional qualities behind this beautiful element.

  • Clay: Sculpting Bridges to Time, Place, and Culture

    Martha Romero (Nambé)One of the beautiful things in life is that everywhere you look, there’s a story behind what you see. We want to share with you the story of culture, craft, heart, and education behind the first Pueblo pottery design mug in series two of the popular collection that places Pueblo designs in the hands of thousands of people around the world.
  • Pottery Collectors Guide: Native American Wedding Vases

    At Indian Pueblo Store we pride ourselves in our ability to share the deeper meaning behind the art of the Southwest, it is with this in mind that we've prepared a deeper look into the celebrated Wedding Vase, an iconic pottery style.

  • Our Top 10 Inspiring Gifts for Mother's Day

    Life wouldn’t be the same without the matriarchs and influential women who help guide us with their wisdom, love, and support. Wouldn’t it be great to celebrate them with a gift that’s truly meaningful, thoughtful, and one-of-a kind (just like her!) Let us help you with this list of inspiring, hand-crafted gifts that inspire – all made by women.

  • Jewelry Collector’s Guide – Sand & Tufa Casting

    Native American jewelry created by the sandcasting or tufa casting process is often more valuable than other pieces because of the special talent needed to carve a design out of sand or stone, then pour molten metal into the mold, often creating a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art that often has luxurious turns and curves, and a soft metallic patina. Read more in our collector's guide.

  • Native American Icons: Leeka Deyuse (1889-1966)

    Today the artwork of Leekya Deyuse is shown in museums and collections throughout the world because of his craftsmanship and artistry, and lives on in the artwork of his family. We hope this look into the art and legacy of Leekya Deyuse will enhance your knowledge of American Indian art and provide insight into how he’s influenced generations of carvers.

  • Jewelry Collectors Guide: Mosaic Jewelry

    This collector's guide features mosaic jewelry 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.
  • Five Things You Should Know About Native American Weavings

    Few things are more attractive and meaningful than having an authentic Native American weaving in your home. While weavings take on many forms fro...
  • Jewelry Collectors Guide – Concho Jewelry

    The concho (or “shell” in Spanish) is one of the most widely recognized shapes in Native American jewelry, often featuring a sterling silver oval or circle that is stamped with a central radiating design. The team at the Indian Pueblo Store hopes this concho jewelry guide is helpful to better understand the significance of American Indian art. 

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