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The Pendleton Blanket at Indian Traders

Here at Indian Traders, we are renowned for our beautiful and extensive range of Pendleton Throws and Blankets. These durable, warm, top-quality wool blankets are not only a fantastic souvenir of a visit to the US southwest, but a Pendleton throw blanket is also a stunning addition to any bedroom, living room, or another area of your home. Continue reading

Native American Jewelry: An Brief History

Native American jewelry is renowned worldwide for its unique style and distinctive designs. Crafted by indigenous artisans for many thousands of years, the jewelry of the Native Americans is influenced by the land, the spiritual beliefs, the legends, and the cultures of each unique nation, from the American Indians of the Southwest to those in the Northeast. These jewelry pieces have been crafted since the earliest times of the Inca, Aztecs, Maya, and Anasazi. Continue reading

Who Are the Native American Indians of North America?

There is great love and fascination throughout North America and the world for Native American culture and art, from Native American blankets to jewelry and much more. Who exactly are the Native Americans?

The Native American Indians are the indigenous peoples of the continental USA. But what does this mean? Continue reading

Turquoise: Its Significance in Native American Culture

Turquoise is a semi-precious stone that has been held in high esteem for thousands of years, as a talisman and a holy stone, by everyone from the Ancient Egyptians to the ancient Persian Empire. It is described in the Old Testament of the Holy Bible. Europeans associated the stone with protection for horses and riders. But it perhaps has no greater association than that it shares with the Native American peoples, for whom it is sacred, particularly for those of the US Southwest. This is why it is so popular in Native American art and Native American turquoise jewelry. Continue reading