Traditional Pinon-Pitch Pottery

Posted by on 3/9/2019 to Good Things To Know
This is a unique style of pottery. A blend of traditional and contemporary techniques has been used. The pottery is formed using the coil method, where coils of clay are built layer upon layer to form the shape. Once the rounded bowl shape is achieved, it is smoothed and allowed to dry. After the piece is dried it is carved, painted and fired. The last finishing touch is when the pot is sealed using a traditional coating of fine pinon-pine pitch. The Yei-bi-chei are a supernatural beings in Navajo culture and with the power to heal. Male figures have round heads, and female Yeis have rectangular heads. In this piece we have two males and two females around the pot. Signed on the bottom and the size is 3.5" tall and wide. 

Etched pottery

Posted by Anita Earnest on 11/12/2018 to Good Things To Know
Etched pottery
Etched pottery and horse hair pottery

Different structures

Posted by on 7/31/2018 to Good Things To Know
Different structures
Different structure types

Warbonnet

Posted by on 6/22/2018 to Good Things To Know
Warbonnet
War bonnet (or headdress) is a feathered headgear traditionally worn by male leaders of the American Plains Indians Nations who have earned a place of great respect in their tribe. Originally sometimes worn into battle, but now primarily used for ceremonial occasions. Now seen as a great spiritual and political importance, only to be worn by those who have earned the right and honour through formal recognition by their people.

Rabbit Run

Posted by on 6/14/2018 to Good Things To Know
Rabbit Run
Ancient Mimbres Pottery. A

Ancient Firebird also called Phoenix

Posted by Anita Earnest on 6/4/2018 to Good Things To Know
Ancient Firebird also called Phoenix
Legend of the Ancient Firebird

Medicine Wheel

Posted by Anita Earnest on 5/31/2018 to Good Things To Know
Medicine Wheel
Medicine Wheel - The Sacred Hoop Native Americans view life as a continuous cycle and that all things are interrelated.

Albert Jake

Posted by on 6/22/2017 to Good Things To Know
Albert Jake
Albert Jake was born in 1959 on the Zuni Pueblo, he now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife and two daughters. Albert learned the art of silversmithing from his parents and began making jewelry in 1987. He specializes in traditional set stones and cluster jewelry with intricate stamp work. He is also works with sand paintings and pottery. Stunning cluster bracelet. Fits a standard woman's wrist 6-7" Sterling Silver. Bracelet has three very detailed stamped prongs on each side, three flower clusters with Coral, Spiny Oyster and Turquoise. Center cluster measures 1" tall. Bracelet is signed on the back A Jake.

Talking Stick

Posted by Anita Earnest on 11/6/2016 to Good Things To Know
Talking Stick
The Talking Stick is a method used by many Native American tribes. The stick let all members who wished to talk hold it while others had to wait for their turn. All members of the circle were valued, one could not talk about any person in a bad or negative way. The stick was passed from one individual to another until all who wanted to speak had done so in and orderly and respectful way. After session the stick was then passed back to an elder for safe keeping.

Dream catcher legend

Posted by Anita Earnest on 11/5/2016 to Good Things To Know
Dream catcher legend
The Dream Catcher Legend Native Americans believe that a night is full of dreams, good and bad both. When the dream catcher is placed above where you sleep it catches the dreams as they drift by. The good dreams, know their way through the opening in the center of the webbing while the bad dreams don’t. Bad dreams are caught in the webbing and disappears when the first daylight comes up. This protects you from bad dreams. There are many variations of legends and styles. Some are done with willow and some with hoops. Each one is unique.

Whirling Logs

Posted by Anita Earnest on 7/6/2016 to Good Things To Know
Whirling Logs
A swastika in Navajo designs - What's that all about?

Fetishes and Their Meanings

Posted by Anita Earnest on 3/31/2016 to Good Things To Know
Fetishes and Their Meanings
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