Who We Are
In 1976, the 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico opened the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center to share the history, art, and culture of our Pueblo communities. For over 40 years, we’ve showcased artwork from Pueblo and Southwestern Native artists – not only in our exhibits but also in our store, providing an opportunity for our guests to take a piece of art or souvenir home. Our partners include both renowned, award-winning artists and emerging talent that highlight the artistic traditions and craftsmanship of the Pueblo people.
What We Do
We are one of the retail arms of the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Our connection with this world-class museum and cultural center gives us an unmatched breadth of knowledge about Pueblo and Southwestern Native American history, culture, and art.
We take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art. For over 40 years, we’ve developed lasting relationships with artists, dealers, and collectors. Our in-depth purchase and certification process ensures all work in our store is handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990.
Your Connection to Pueblo Tradition
When you visit our physical location, you may notice the sign actually reads "Shumakolowa Native Arts". This comes from the Zuni word for dragonfly and is pronounced “Shoe-mu-koh-low-wa.” The dragonfly is an important animal for the Pueblo people of New Mexico and other tribes of the Southwest. These special creatures are seen as messengers, speaking to the thunder and clouds to bring moisture and blessings to the people.
We believe in the spiritual value of art and its ability to share knowledge and beauty across cultures. We believe that by connecting artists and collectors, we are playing a vital role in celebrating and preserving distinctive art forms that are found nowhere else on earth.
What Our Customers Have to Say
"I received the package with the beautiful rain cloud earrings. They are beautiful and match my necklace perfectly! Also, thank you for the lovely note explaining the meaning of the rain cloud. Thank you so much for all your help."
- Pamela, VA
"I'm so very happy that I've found Shumakolowa Arts. I am Native (White Mountain Apache) and am dedicated to buying from Native artists. I love the pieces that I've purchased from you, beautiful and well-made..."
- Cheryl, CA
"The bracelet arrived today and it is absolutely gorgeous... Thank the artist who made it; it will be treasured!"
- Michelle, TX