pendleton blankets

Caring for your Pendleton Blanket

Your beautiful Pendleton wool blanket is a sound investment – not only is it stunningly beautiful and warm; when you look after it, it will last a lifetime. No matter whether you have a Pendleton throw for your sofa, Native American blankets for your bed or wall decor, or even a saddle blanket for your horse, there is no finer product on the market than an authentic blanket created by Pendleton. Continue reading

Navajo Weaving

More about the Art of Navajo Weaving

In our last blog post, we introduced the art of Navajo weaving and how Native American blankets fit into the culture and tradition of the Navajo. Today, we delve a little deeper into the art of Navajo weaving.

Navajo rugs, throws, and blankets are among the most revered of all Native American handicrafts as they are so colorful and well-made. Continue reading

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Native American Jewelry – Tribal Differences in Design The East Woodlands

The Native American bracelets and necklaces of the Southwest are renowned the world over, particularly for the use of turquoise and silver overlay designs. Native American jewely of the Eastern US differs significantly from these designs. Each of these eastern tribes has its own styles and designs which are influenced by the materials available locally and the culture of each American Indian nation. Continue reading

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Native American Jewelry – Tribal Differences in Design The Great Plains and Northwest Coast

There is an enormous focus on the Native American jewelry of the southwest, and this is what we sell here at Indian Traders. While incredibly distinctive, this Navajo, Hopi and Zuni jewelry is not the only form of Native American jewelry that is made, and other tribes from other US regions have their own distinct designs and jewelry styles, very much influenced by materials available locally. Continue reading

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Native American Jewelry – Tribal Differences in Design The Zuni and the Hopi

Native American jewelry is renowned worldwide for its beauty and symbolism, and each Native American nation has its own unique design, meaning and style. Today we focus on the authentic traditional designs of the Hopi and the Zuni…

Hopi JewelryThe Hopi have long been known for their distinctive silver overlay style of jewelry, alongside crafting such as Katsina carvings, weaving, and coiled basket making. Continue reading

Native American Jewelry – Tribal Differences in Design The Navajo and the Santo Domingo

Native American necklaces and Native American bracelets have been crafted for adornment and trade purposes by the American Indians and the Native Americans of Canada for many thousands of years. While Spanish settlement on the North American continent introduced the indigenous Americans to silver-smithing in the 1800s, Native American tribes have been making use of natural resources for many thousands of years to craft necklaces, rings, pins and brooches, buttons, earrings, bracelets, bridles, and more. Continue reading

Indian Traders: Spotlight on our Other Art

Here at Indian Traders, we do specialize in Pendleton Blankets and authentic Native American Jewelry. But our fantastic and top quality merchandise is not limited to Pendleton throw blankets and Native American turquoise jewelry!

We also have a very wide array of other stunning southwestern art, including Pueblo Pottery, Custom Knives, Western Jewelry, and Bronze Statues available for purchase. There really is something for everyone. Continue reading

Native American Necklaces: Symbolism

Native American jewelry, including Native American necklaces, is very popular among both American Indians and non-natives alike. Generally featuring silver or copper, and often with turquoise, coral, shell, bone, or beading, traditional pieces are not only fashionable but also very meaningful. Traditional designs reflect the important symbols, motifs, and beliefs of the tribe by which they are crafted. Continue reading

The Zuni

The Zuni are Native American Pueblo Peoples who originated in the Zuni River Valley in New Mexico. They are believed to descend from the Anasazi, and according to Zuni tradition, their ancestors originally emerged from deep underground to reside in the lands of what is now the southwest USA.  Archaeological evidence suggests the Zuni have lived in their current location at the Zuni Pueblo near Gallup, NM, for 1,300 years. Continue reading