Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Inspired Conversations: Pueblo Trade Routes

    From macaw feathers seen in traditional dance regalia to obsidian tools and pottery, trading became an important form of commerce, a way to sustain life, a means of communication, and a way for communities to create connections and alliances among cultures.

  • Caring for Native American Musical Instruments

    Whether you’ve purchased a Native American musical instrument for yourself or as a gift for a musician in your life, we’ve prepared this instrument care and maintenance guide to help you properly maintain your cherished instruments that celebrate the beauty and spirituality of Pueblo culture.

  • Five Must-Have Books to Add to Your Collection

    At the Indian Pueblo Store, we believe in supporting and connecting our guests with beautiful handcrafted Native American art, rich stories behind the art, and information and resources to help you gain deeper insight and knowledge. We hope these book recommendations add value and meaning to your art and literary collections.

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