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Shop for Christmas at Indian Traders!

While some people are on top of their Christmas shopping months before, many of us are “last-minute” shoppers. Are you still pondering the perfect gift? Indian Traders has fantastic gift ideas for those you love! From Native American Turquoise Jewelry to Bronze Statues, Pendleton Blankets, and Apparel, and much more, we have the perfect gift in our store, ready for purchase to be shipped to you! Continue reading

Beyond Turquoise: Other Stones used in SW Native American Jewelry

Here at Indian Traders, we offer a very wide array of Native American jewelry including stunning pieces incorporating turquoise. Turquoise may be the most renowned stone used in the authentic jewelry created by the American Indians of the southwest, however there are many other semi-precious stones widely used as well and often paired with turquoise to magnificent effect. Continue reading

Native American Jewelry: Tips for Choosing Turquoise

Native American turquoise jewelry is a stunning aesthetic choice as well as an investment when you purchase authentic pieces. But do you know how to choose your turquoise stone?

Turquoise is formed over millions of years when water bubbles through rocks which contain deposits of minerals including copper and aluminum. Continue reading

Caring for Native American Turquoise Jewelry

Congratulations! Your new piece of Native American turquoise jewelry, whether it has been newly crafted or is an estate piece, is not only beautiful – it is an investment.

Your stunning southwest jewelry, if it’s authentic Native American jewelry, has been crafted to high standards and will last a lifetime. But there are some basics you need to know about caring for your jewelry to ensure it remains looking its best now and into the future. Continue reading

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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