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Frank Rain Leaf (Taos Pueblo) evokes an entire culturescape in this painting of the the Pueblo’s people and lands. It’s a timeless image, one that summons spirits long past yet thoroughly alive today. Frank’s meticulousness shows in his attention to historical detail, as seen in the men’s old-style braids and their blankets in classic striped […]

This strong young warrior of the Hoof Clan, Elk, has been coaxed out of the sandstone of his family’s mountain home by Randy Roughface (Ponca). His coat is the sunny golden shade of the sunrise, a beacon of warmth in the winter landscape, his rack of antlers so full and bold that they touch his back as he […]

This wild mustang by Randy Roughface (Ponca) evinces power, strength, and character. Coaxed from velvety Pilar slate in a rich and rare chocolate-brown shade, he appears to smile as, mane and tail flying behind him in the wind, he gathers himself to rear up on his hind legs. When placed on an entirely flat surface, he’s […]

Mike Schildt (Taos Pueblo) created this Bear Clan matriarch (and her three cubs) in 2013. Coaxed from one of the most spectacular examples of spiderweb alabaster we’ve ever seen, this Mother Ghost Bear is solid and substantial, and she stands on full alert. Snowy white with an incredibly rich brown spiderweb matrix, simultaneously delicate and […]

This adolescent Ghost Bear Cub is the eldest offspring in a family that arrived here in 2013, given form and being by Mike Schildt (Taos Pueblo). Carved of hauntingly beautiful spiderweb alabaster, soft white with a stunning spiderweb chocolate matrix. This responsible little elder brother looks on closely and carefully with bright blue eyes of […]

This Ghost Bear Cub is the middle child in a family of bears midwifed from spiderweb alabaster in 2013. Mike Schildt (Taos Pueblo) brought form to this little family from a truly fine example of the stone, nearly pure white, with incredible delicate matrix lines in gold, bronze, and a deep chocolate brown. She gazes solemnly […]

This little ghost bear cub is the baby of the bunch in this family created together in 2013 by Mike Schildt (Taos Pueblo). The color of new snow, with a delicate spiderweb tracery in rich golds and browns, he stands gazing upward, happily, expectantly, through inlaid eyes of bright blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Cub stands […]

It’s another perfect little hump-backed bear by Justin Gomez (Taos Pueblo), this time gazing skyward. This bear has been coaxed from boldly-striated orange alabaster with colors so intense that the lacy bands are nearly brick red, interspersed with lines of icy white. He stands firmly on a rough-cut slab of palest orange alabaster, beneath a medicine […]

This little hump-backed medicine bear by Justin Gomez (Taos Pueblo) is rendered in delicate orange alabaster, mottled with lacy striations that give it the look of orange sherbet. He stands firmly on a base of rough-cut orange alabaster, more translucent than the stone from which he has emerged, peering out beneath a medicine bundle of feathers […]

This perfect little hump-backed bear, carved out of dove-gray [white] alabaster by Justin Gomez (Taos Pueblo), fits perfectly into the palm of your hand. The stone from which he emerges is smoky and smooth, with a delicate tracery of fragile white lines in the matrix. He stands, calmly but alertly, atop a rough-cut base of […]

This classic little Southwestern-style hump-backed bear is rendered in pink alabaster by Ned Archuleta (Taos Pueblo). The bear’s clean, spare lines allow the cool beauty of the stone’s matrix to take center stage. His only accent is a tiny offering bundle of colorful parakeet feathers, tied on with sinew. Three inches long, he stands 1-7/8″ […]

Ben Romero (Taos Pueblo) has coaxed Buffalo into taking shape out of the Pueblo’s own micaceous clay. The strong and solid little animal gleams in the light, his stylized shaggy head gazing out beneath a colorful medicine bundle of feathers, quills, a fabric rosette, and vintage-style beads. Buffalo stands 1.5″ high by 2-1/8″ long (dimensions […]

Here in Northern New Mexico, Beaver seldom shows his face to others, but he leaves plenty of evidence of his substantial presence among the trees lining the lakes, rivers and streams of the area. Jeremy Gomez (Taos Pueblo) has coaxed a hump-backed version of his image from a smooth, silky piece of smoky white alabaster. […]

Beaver, normally shy, shows himself to the world in this silky, touchable fetish. Hand-carved of cool white alabaster by Jeremy Gomez (Taos Pueblo), he keeps his features subtle except for his proud cross-hatched tail. Turquoise beads and colorful earth-toned feathers make up his medicine bundle. Stands 4.75″ long by 1.25″ high (dimensions approximate). Alabaster; beads; feathers; sinew $45 […]

These beautiful baby moccasins take the colors of the medicine wheel: white, yellow, red, black. Hand-sewn of lightweight white deerhide by Anespah Bernal Marcus (Taos Pueblo), each is beaded carefully by hand around the edge of the sole. Two bars of beadwork in traditional patterns in gold, dark red, and black accent the top of […]

Tiny feet can dress just as traditionally as adults with these little moccasins hand-made by Anespah Bernal Marcus (Taos Pueblo). Hand-sewn of lightweight white deerhide with soft soles, they feature the classic Pueblo-style tongue and ankle laces. Pink and red beads trace the outer edge of the sole and form three accent patches in the […]

These traditional little mocs are made of regular-weight tanned white buckskin, with firm soles.  All hand-sewn by Estevan Marcus (Taos Pueblo), they feature the classic tongue and ankle laces that tie in front.  Sole length 4-3/8″ (dimensions approximate). Buckskin $50 + shipping, handling, and insurance  

These tiny little mocs are made of tan (and tanned) buckskin, of regular weight and with firm soles. Hand-sewn by Estevan Marcus (Taos Pueblo), they’re made with the classic tongue for on-and-off ease, laced traditionally around the ankle to tie in front. Sole length 4-3/8″ (dimensions approximate). Buckskin $50 + shipping, handling, and insurance  

Keep your keys close at hand, secure on one of these unique little keychains by Anespah Bernal Marcus (Taos Pueblo). Made from lengths of cholla cactus, harvested locally, each is thoroughly defanged and smoothed. She then wraps them securely at both ends in tanned leather thongs. One end is attached to the ring with a loop; […]

This traditional bow and arrow set, crafted entirely by hand by Daniel Marcus (Taos Pueblo), is fully functional as a Native weapon and a stunning work of art. Bow and arrows alike are carved and whittled carefully from local wood, shaped and balanced for use. The bow string is made the old way, of dried […]

In indigenous cultures, ancient tools and weapons are still used, both as an art form and ceremonially. Handcrafted the old way by a member of Taos Pueblo’s multi-talented Concha family, this traditional stone hammer is made in the same fashion and of the same materials as the people have done since the dawn of time. […]

Daniel and Estevan Marcus (Taos Pueblo) created this slingshot in the old way: carved and whittled by hand from a branch of local wood and strung with sturdy rubberized bands knotted around a soft deerhide pocket. The Y-frame is hand-painted in vintage style, with repeating bands in the color of the local landscape — the soft green […]

Give a young friend one of the traditional toys of childhood, or revisit your own, with this old-style slingshot. Crafted by hand by Daniel and Estevan Marcus (Taos Pueblo), the characteristic Y-frame is whittled from local wood. A flexible white deerhide pocket is tied to the frame with rubberized bands. Painted accents evoke the colors of […]

Be a kid again, or give a little bit of childhood history to a young friend, with this traditional slingshot. Made by hand in the old way by Daniel and Estevan Marcus (Taos Pueblo), it’s fully functional: whittled by hand from a a natural Y-frame branch of local wood, with a soft white deerhide pocket […]

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