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
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…
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
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 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 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
The Navajo are the best known of the Native Americans when it comes to weaving. For hundreds of years, the Navajo have used a simple two-bar vertical loom for weaving, and it is with this that they have long created their unique Native American blankets. These blankets were referred to as “Chief’s blankets” due to their value. Continue reading