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Hopi carved pieces from award winning artists

We have a very nice selection of Hopi carved pieces, many from award winning artists. Recently I picked up a few mid-size kachinas from Raymond Chee to add to the remaining miniatures from our last cycle. On consignment is a … Continue reading

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Spectacular rugs from the Teec Nos Pos, Ship Rock, and Farmington areas

We picked up some spectacular rugs from the Teec Nos Pos, Ship Rock, and Farmington areas. We have another beautiful Teec Nos Pos rug by Sara George, several great colorful Burnt Water weavings and a very nice Chief pattern style … Continue reading

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Things are looking very good for Native American jewelry in 2015

Spring fashions are out and things are looking very good for Native American jewelry this year. It seems people are catching on to the beauty of Native American handmade jewelry and are eager to support American-made products. Look around and … Continue reading

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Navajo rugs and sandpaintings for our 2014 holiday shows

Navajo Rugs At the end of the summer, we picked up some spectacular rugs from the Teec Nos Pos trading post, so we have a great selection from this area for our holiday series. We will also be picking up … Continue reading

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What’s new in katsinas and sculptures for the holidays

The Katsina are preparing to return to their home inside the San Francisco Peaks for the end of the year. The Hopi are focusing on keeping their homes warm and working on dance attire for the coming return ceremonies. Despite … Continue reading

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More about our holiday inventory: Pottery

We have a very nice selection of pottery to fit into your holiday budget, from inexpensive yet beautiful horsehair pieces to hand-coiled pots crafted by award-winning artists. There will be a large quantity of hand-etched ollas and vases on hand, … Continue reading

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Jewelry for the 2014 holiday season

Our 2014 holiday season show series begins with a new and fantastic selection of fall-inspired designs as well as a great selection of gift ideas. As we go to press, our buying continues with a focus on purchasing longer neckwear as well as a … Continue reading

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New pottery, kachinas, and paintings for fall

Pottery With the ever-changing weather of the southwest’s monsoons, firing of ceramics can be tricky. Nevertheless, we have been able to acquire some very nice new pieces as artists forge ahead and prepare for the years peak in competition at … Continue reading

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Summer / fall jewelry inventory — what’s new

Our summer buying season was off to a great start, with eight fantastic new necklaces by Mary Tom, four of which include various colors of spiny oyster shell, two in all sterling silver and two with coral cabochons. Alton Bedonie … Continue reading

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Farewell to Bart Leggett

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to a dear member of the AIS family.  On July 7, 2014, Bart Leggett passed away unexpectedly.  Bart became a member of our family in the late 70’s when he began … Continue reading

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