Artwork from Santo Domingo Kewa Pueblo

Santo Domingo (Kewa)

Located on the Rio Grande 25 miles southwest of Santa Fe, Santo Domingo is one of the largest Pueblos in New Mexico. This Keresan-speaking Pueblo is known for carefully preserving its traditional way of life and its legacy of bead-making and traditional pottery. It was established in the 15th century, though the current Santo Domingo village was built after a devastating flood in 1886. Every August, on the feast day honoring the Pueblo’s patron saint, hundreds of Santo Domingo people participate in traditional corn dances, drawing visitors from around the state. For hundreds of years, Santa Domingo artisans have been creating beaded jewelry, known as heishi, by cutting and rolling turquoise, stone and shell by hand. Historically, the people of Santo Domingo were extremely successful traders, carrying their jewelry and other crafts as far away as Mexico, the Pacific and Plains. Today, Santa Domingo artists continue to create exquisite handcrafted beaded jewelry as well as shell mosaic inlay and silver jewelry, and these distinctive jewelry styles are prized around the world. The traditional pottery of Santo Domingo is also well known, with many artists making simple jars of buff clay that they decorate with black, red or brown geometric patterns.

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  • Ray D Garcia Wild Horse Slab Earrings
    Ray D Garcia Wild Horse Slab Earrings-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • John Aguilar Mother of Pearl Necklace and Earring Set
    John Aguilar Mother of Pearl Necklace and Earring Set-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Robert Tenorio Traditional Bowl
    Robert Tenorio Traditional Bowl-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Joel Pajarito Turquoise Statement Bracelet
    Joel Pajarito Turquoise Statement Bracelet-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • John and Mary Aguilar Nevada Turquoise Heishi Necklace
    John and Mary Aquilar Two Strand Nevada Turquoise Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Mary Coriz Lovato Mosaic Hand Statement Necklace
    Mary Coriz Lovato Lions Paw Shell Mosaic Inlay Graduated Heishi Necklace-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Kevin Ray Garcia Apple Coral Pendant
    Kevin Ray Garcia Apple Coral Pendant-Indian Pueblo Store
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  • Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano "Pueblo Morning for One" Gift Set
    Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano Pueblo Morning Gift Set - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug
    Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano Pueblo Pottery Ceramic Travel Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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  • Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano Pueblo Pottery Mug
    Lisa Holt and Harlan Reano Pueblo Pottery Mug - Shumakolowa Native Arts
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