Native American Art and Artists Blog

  • 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...
  • 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.

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