Author Archives: Americana

Exciting New Native American Sandpaintings

The selection of sandpaintings during our winter series of shows was superb. Of note, was a new and eye catching shadow box style of sandpainting created by master Navajo sandpainter Sammy Myerson. This new style eliminates the use of mat … Continue reading

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News about Navajo Rugs & Weavings: We’re Restocking for Spring!

During our January and February series of shows we had an exceptional inventory of weavings in various styles and sizes. Twenty two contemporary and three historical weavings found their way into new homes and collections. We also had a very … Continue reading

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Pottery, Fetishes, & Stone Sculptures

We have an outstanding selection of Navajo horsehair pottery from Susie and Michael Charlie that is very affordably priced. In our display cases you will find work representing the Hopi, Acoma, Jemez, Laguna, Cochiti, Santa Clara and San Ildefonso pueblos. … Continue reading

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New Works by Hopi Artists for Spring 2012

In 1882 the Hopi reservation was established for the protection of Hopi land. The designated area was originally settled by the Hopi between 300 and 400 A.D., during the late basket maker and early Pueblo I era. The natural, elevated … Continue reading

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New Jewelry & Art Collections for Spring 2012

Spring and summer are fast approaching and we are gearing up to bring you the latest and greatest in new and exciting Southwest jewelry, in all the colors of the rainbow to brighten and complement your wardrobe. The trend in … Continue reading

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We’re Restocking Our Navajo Rug Inventory

2011 was a fantastic year and all of us wish to thank you for your continued support and your gracious comments about our rug inventory throughout the year. The Malone family has also asked that we pass on their thanks … Continue reading

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Jewelry & New Collections

We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and your new year will be happy! All of us at Americana Indian Shows would like to thank you for your support of American Indian arts and artists. We look forward to … Continue reading

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Kachinas & Wooden Sculptures at the Zuni Shalako Festival

Near the 1st of December, the Zuni conduct a series of dances to celebrate a successful year’s harvest and to bless the latest village constructions. The festivities include a large feast as well as the performance of the Shalako Katsina. It … Continue reading

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Legends in Sand: The Evolution of the Modern Navajo Sandpainting

An article by Lee Anderson This brief article examines the Navajo sandpainting as both a religious item and an art item. We’ll present a brief history and discuss the sandpaintings as art forms that are used and made today. Lastly, … Continue reading

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A History of Navajo Weaving

An article by  by Lee & Eric Anderson In the Beginning It has often been said “the land was good for nothing else so we gave it to the Indians.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The original Navajo, the … Continue reading

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