Monday, December 12, 2011

Holiday Shipping

It's that time of year again and we are all scrambling to order the perfect gift for our loved ones. At the Heard Museum shops, we are working extra hard to process and get items ready for shipping. We normally ship UPS and if you need items from us to arrive in time for the holidays, please consult this handy map to make your shipping choice.

This map shows transit time from our zip code: 85004 and reflects a general representation of UPS Ground transit time. Please note, we strive to ship items the same day they are ordered but we cannot guarantee they will ship that day.

 UPS Expedited shipping guidelines:
  • 3 Day Select: Delivery by the end of the third business day
  • 2nd Day Air: Delivery by the end of the second business day
  • Next Day Air: Delivery by the next business day at 10:30 am, 12:00 noon, or end of day, depending on destination. 
From our shop:
Orders placed Tuesday, December 20 should arrive by Friday, December 23 with UPS 3 Day Select.

Orders placed Wednesday, December 21 should arrive by Friday, December 23 with UPS 2nd Day Air.

Orders placed Thursday, December 22 will need to use Next Day Air to ensure delivery by Friday, December 23.

There is no pickup or delivery on Saturday December 24.



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Heard Museum Members Sale is
December 10!

Shop for the Holiday Season at the Heard Museum!

The Heard Museum members sale is one day only on December 10 from 10am- 5.30pm! Members save 20% on all purchases* at both our museum shop locations and online. Enjoy great savings and the personal assistance of our expert staff and volunteers.

Not a member?
You can join online or in out stores at the time of purchase to receive instant savings!

Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful work we have in the shops.

Silver, coral, iron wood, Chinese turquoise and
fossilized ivory earrings by Vernon Begaye (Navajo)


Yei Spirit Kachina doll by Jerel Quamahongnewa (Hopi)

Wide Ruins hand woven rug by Sylvia Baldwin (Navajo)

Coiled basket by Ronda Quiyo (Hopi)



* Berlin Gallery items, consignment and sale items are ineligible.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Author Event Saturday December 10 at Books & More!

Come meet authors Mark Winter and Jennifer Stewart at the Heard Museum Books & More Shop on December 10!

Mark will be signing his book The Master Weavers: Celebrating 100 Years of Navajo Textile Artists from the Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills Weaving Region from 11am- 1.30pm.


This book "is the culmination of over twenty years of research. Gathered from museums, public archives, and private families is the history of the spectacularly scenic region, the local traders, and the notable weaving families. It is intertwined with information acquired during thousands of interviews with the region's weavers. The book illustrates the lineage of the local weaving tradition that has passed from grandmothers to mothers, and mothers to daughters (and sometimes sons), that continues to this day. Genealogy charts depict the weaving families and clans, historic and contemporary photographs personalize the textiles, and the many exquisite color plates, and detailed diagrams offer a wealth of information not seen elsewhere on the subject of navajo weaving. Several generations of many of the families' rugs are shown along with multiple decades of a single weavers work when possible. The Master Weavers presents great insight into the culture and people who, through their weaving tradition, have achieved one of the highest artistic and technical standards possible. Honoring the weavers of yesteryear and the present, The Master Weavers, serves as a 'who's who' of Toadlena/ Two Grey Hills weavers and their families." Dust jacket

Then meet children's author Jennifer Stewart who will be signing her book The Twelve Days of Christmas in Arizona from 1.30- 4.30pm.


This delightful holiday story is told through the letters that a young girl named Isabella writes to her parents about her trip to Arizona to visit her cousin Carlos where they visit the world's largest cactus, explore the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, hear mariachi bands, and even see the London Bridge now located in this beautiful state.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Huichol and Mata Ortiz Ornaments

The Heard Museum shops carries a select number of Huichol and Mata Ortiz art. This year Huichol artisans have created bead covered bell ornaments. These ornaments, known as Corazon de Vida "Heart of Life", are traditional emblems of prosperity and health for the household. The embroidered figure represents children. The small folded cardboard pieces represent sandals, signifying a yearly sacred pilgrimage that the Huichol make to a place called Wirikuta ("field of flowers"). The beadwork over the bell represents images from Huichol religion. Tradition states that you tie a new ribbon on the bell each year to renew the prayer.

Huichol "Corazon de Vida" ornament

Huichol "Corazon de Vida" ornaments in large, medium and small

The Huichol Indians live in a remote area of the Sierra Madre mountains of central-western Mexico. They are unique in that they have maintained their ancient religion and traditions in the face of Spanish conquest and conversion. Much of their pan-theistic religion is reflected in their artwork, whether it is in their beaded work, yarn paintings or embroidery. Most often represented are the deer (god of fertility and brother to the Peyote); the Peyote (god of knowledge and the center of their religion); the Eagle (god of life); the Snake (used in prayers for rain); "flower" motifs (appearing in many forms, often depicting the sacred Peyote or the corn flower); and Scorpions (considered to be small messengers from the gods). 

The bell is made with a gourd over which glass seed beads are adhered one at a time with a mixture of wax and pine pitch.  Amazing.

We have small, medium and large bells and each one is completely unique and beautiful. This item makes a lovely addition to the home and a great gift for that special someone you would wish health and prosperity.

Our Mata Ortiz ornaments are made by Rosy Mora. Mata Ortiz is not a tribal affiliation but a town in the area of the the northern province of Chihuahua where the native people have revived a pottery tradition that dates back to the pre-Columbian era. This tradition was long extinct in the region until the 1970's when villager Juan Quezada was inspired by the ancient pot shards that littered the area to embark on a quest to decipher the techniques used by these ancient artists. Through trial and error he developed a new, contemporary style of pottery utilitzing ancient techniques. Mata Ortiz pottery is still hand formed without the use of the wheel. It is decorated with natural pigments and fired in the ground. Decorations range from complex geometric to ancient Mimbres designs.


Mata Ortiz ornaments by Rosy Mora

We will not have these items in our online shop. If you would like us to include one in your online order, just give us a call at 602-346-8190 and we can add them to your order.

Ornament Market Starts November 24!


Update! We will have doll artist Sylvia Begaye (Navajo) here on Friday November 25 with her soft sculpture ornaments! In addition, Peter Ray James (Navajo) will be here demonstrating and selling his ornaments on Saturday November 26. He will be at the North store on Friday and then Sylvia will be at the North store on Saturday. Come down and meet these talented artists!

Sylvia Begaye ornament

Peter Ray James ornament

In addition to our regular selection of original artwork, our annual Ornament Market starts Thanksgiving Day with a wonderful selection of all hand made American Indian ornaments decorating trees and counters throughout the store.


Folk Art carved chicken ornament by Burlin Lansing (Navajo)

Storyteller ornaments by Marilyn Atson (Navajo)

Ornament Market runs through the holiday season but you will find the best selections early on. We have a limited number of all our ornaments and when they are gone- they're gone!


Woven ornaments by Sandra Hamana (Hopi)

Every year we commission ornaments from many different artists with the intent of providing new designs for our collectors and showcasing new artists. We also continue to carry old favorites like our Folk Art ornaments by artists such as Marvin Jim, Burlin Lansing and Ray and Alondra Lansing. We were very fortunate to get a small selection of Alaskan ornaments as well as copper ornaments by Edward Lewis (Tohono O'odham) in his classic knotless netting technique.

Pottery ornaments by Carolyn Concho (Acoma)

For our out-of-town customers, we will have a large selection of ornaments that will be available online at the same time we open our doors to the in-town public at 10am. So on Thanksgiving day, get that turkey in the oven, fire up the computer and shop away! For our in-town customers, the shops open at 10am! The Heard Museum Shops are a great place to find one-of-a-kind gifts this season in a beautiful, stress-free environment.


Nickel Silver ornaments by Brad Panteah (Zuni)

This is a sneak preview and just a small sampling of what we'll have.
Please note, we will not take any pre-orders on ornaments so everybody has a fair chance of getting what they want.
Thank you for your understanding and happy holidays!

The details again:

Ornament Market- starts Thursday, November 24 and runs through January 1, 2012
Heard Museum Shops (main store, Heard North, and online)
Shop hours and locations at right

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Indigenous Visions- November 19

Bolo Ties by Sampson Gray, Victor Beck and Henry T. Morris


Our next Indigenous Visions event is coming up Saturday, November 19 from 10am to 2pm! The event will coordinate with the public opening of our new exhibit: 
Native American Bolo Ties
.

Scheduled to appear in the Main Shop are:

Victor Beck
Sampson Gray
Terrence Campbell
Henry Morris
Ric Charlie
Edison Cummings


These talented artists  will be here to sell their work and talk to customers about their art.

 In the Berlin Gallery, stop by to talk with artist Steven Yazzie.

At Books & More, Diana Pardue and Norman Sandfield will be signing copies of their companion book to the exhibit: Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry

Musicians Anthony Wakeman and Aaron White will be performing in the courtyard.

At Heard North, Alvin Marshall and Ray Scott will have jewelry and sculpture.

The cafe will have a table out for coffee and cookies and will be having specials for the lunchtime crowd.

Friday, November 4, 2011

How Long Does it Take to Weave a Navajo Rug?

Many people today take their clothing for granted.  The material for today's fabrics are either chemically created, as in the case of acrylic, or, if they are natural materials like cotton or wool, are harvested, cleaned, carded, spun and woven predominantly by machines.  Few people in the industrialized west have personally participated in the process of making fabric.  The Navajo and Pueblo people of the American Southwest keep the tradition of handmade fabric alive in their weaving.  Many Navajo rugs are still hand spun from local sheep and dyed with natural local plants.  Here is a general breakdown of the labor involved in making a hand-spun and dyed rug (3' x 5') taken from the book, Rugs and Posts by H.L. James.

Activity

Shearing (2 sheep)
Cleaning
Carding
Spinning
Washing the yarn
Plant gathering (5 colors)
Dyeing
Loom construction
Warping the loom
Weaving

Total hours
Hours

2
10
40
90
8
4
40
16
18
160

388

As you can see, this is a time intensive art form, but the results are nothing less than spectacular!

Yei Figures Rug, circa 1960's


Pictorial Rug by Hannah Iron

Cornstalk Yei Rug by Rose Benally

3rd Phase Chief Blanket by Rena Begay


Monday, October 24, 2011

Weaver's Market is November 5

Handwoven Navajo rugs from last year's market

The Heard Museum Shop Weaver's Market is Saturday November 5 from 10am- 4pm at the main museum in downtown Phoenix.  Over 50 weaver's are signed up to attend.  This is a unique opportunity for the public to meet and purchase directly from these talented artists. Admission is free to the market!

 Also at the Market:
Guest speakers Ann Hedlund, Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz!

Ann Hedlund is the author of several books on weaving and will speak on Navajo weaving, past and present at 11am. Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz will follow at noon:

The Case of the Indian Trader: Billy Malone and the National Park Service Investigation at Hubbell
Trading Post


By Paul D. Berkowitz

Paperback: $24.95
Hardcover: $34.95 (limited quantities available)

Anyone who thinks of the National Park Service as all Smoky the Bear, friendly park rangers and beautiful landscapes needs to read this book!

This is the compelling story of Billy Malone, an old-time Indian trader who has spent the better part of his life on the Navajo Reservation, including 18 years running historic Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado, Arizona. Hired by the National Park Service and Western National Parks Association to run Hubbell as a functioning trading post and not as an historical relic, Malone was astonished to find himself the target of an intensive investigation of his business practices as he attempted to do exactly that! His reputation and personal life were very nearly ruined by the investigation and the “dark side” of the National Park Service became all too apparent.

Both Bill Malone and Paul Berkowitz, the Park Service investigator (and author of the book) who became convinced of Bill’s innocence will be here on Saturday, November 5th during the Heard’s Navajo Weavers’ Marketplace. Bill and Paul will speak at noon in Steele Auditorium, discussing exactly what happened. A book signing will follow outside Books & More.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Indigenous Visions!

The first Indigenous Visions event at the Heard Museum Shops was a tremendous success!  Many thanks to the artists; Steve LaRance, Nelson Tsosie, Johnson Yazzie, Michael Chiago, Jake Meders, Jon DeCelles and Jesse Monongye, who came and shared their talent with us! 

Also, many thanks to Native American Music Awards "Artist of the Year" Gabriel Ayala for performing in the courtyard.  If you would like to learn more about Gabriel,
visit his website here.
Here are some photo highlights from the Saturday event:

NAMA Artist of the Year, Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui)

Jesse Monongye (Navajo) talking with a customer

Nelson Tsosie (Navajo)

Nelson Tsosie (Navajo) with his sculptures in bronze and stone

Steve LaRance (Hopi)

Steve LaRance (Hopi) with his jewelry

Michael Chiago (Tohono O'odham) brought original watercolor paintings and
autographed his book "Singing Down the Rain" at Books & More

Johnson Yazzie (Navajo) with some of his paintings

During the event, Johnson also demonstrated. He chose to work in charcoal on paper and sketch as ideas came to him. This is what he did:

Just starting with an idea

In process

Done!

The finished sketch

Johnson says he sketches very freely and sometimes knows what he wants to create and sometimes just lets his mind wander and draws until something happens to spark an idea. He may use this image as a reference for a future painting but not until the image sparks a story for him to tell, because he says the story in his paintings is the most important part of what inspires him to create.

Jake Meders (Mechoopda Maidu)

Jon DeCelles (Assiniboine/Grovent)
All of our artists brought amazing work to show and sell and we all had a great time!

Check back in for information on our November Indigenous Visions which will coincide with the opening of our new exhibit "Native American Bolo Ties".

Friday, October 7, 2011

Heard Museum Shop Fall Sale!

The Heard Museum Shops is having our annual Fall Sale!

Sale Dates: October 14-16


Members save 20%  and non-members save 10% on all non-consignment and non-sale items.

Shop for museum-quality jewelry, pottery, textiles, Katsinas, folk art and more!
The sale runs Friday October 14 through Sunday October 16 at our downtown store, Heard North and online at www.heardshops.com. Location addresses and hours are in the sidebar at right.

In conjunction with the sale, Indigenous Visions launches on Saturday!

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Event! Indigenous Visions

L-R: Michael Chiago, Jacob Meders, Jesse Monongye, Johnson Yazzie

The Heard Museum Shop is delighted to host a new artist's series called Indigenous Visions.

The Heard Museum Shop is offering fans of Native art a monthly series where they can meet and talk with some of Indian Country’s most acclaimed artists in a casual setting. Indigenous Visions will debut on Saturday, October 15 with a day of art, music, books and Café specials!

On the third Saturday of each month, October through April, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., artists will be in the Shop and the Berlin Gallery to show their work and talk with visitors about their inspiration and vision. In addition, Books & More will host book signings, Native musicians will provide music in the Central Courtyard, and the Courtyard Café will offer special menu items.

The inaugural Indigenous Visions  is on Saturday, October 15 from 10am- 2pm.

Scheduled to appear are: jewelers Steve LaRance and Marian Denipah, sculptor Nelson Tsosie and painter Johnson Yazzie in the Shop and Jacob Meders in the Berlin Gallery.  Michael Chiago will be signing copies of his book "Singing Down the Rain" in Books & More and 2011 Native American Music Awards Artist of the Year, Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui), will be serenading visitors in the Central Courtyard. In addition, sculptor Jon DeCelles will be featured at the Heard North Shop!

Mark your calendars!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Win this Beautiful Rug!

The Heard Museum Weavers Market will take place on the grounds of the Heard Museum Saturday November 5 and the shop has chosen this beautiful rug that one lucky person will win in our Rug Raffle held in conjunction with the Market.

Germantown Revival Rug
by Julie Begaye
Value $2,500.00
39.5" x 60"


Tickets are 1 for $2.00 or 6 tickets for $10.00
You do not need to be present to win!

If you would like to purchase tickets, call our shop line at 602-252-8344.  Have your payment method ready and provide us with your name and phone number.  That's all!  We can take your order over the phone and will mail you your copy of the ticket.  If you live in town, come on down to the shop to purchase your tickets and see this lovely rug in person.



Monday, August 1, 2011

The Heard Museum 2012 Desk Calendar Is Here!

This year's cover artist is Marcus Amerman (Choctaw)
"The Bead Maker" 2005

The Heard Museum 2012 desk calendar is available for purchase!  You can purchase them at our physical locations or online.  This calendar contains 54 full color images from the museum collections.

The images in the calendar were taken by photographer Craig Smith and are of objects from the Heard Museum's collection of Native cultural and fine art. The Heard Museum's collections include approximately 39,000 works of art and ethnographic objects as well as library and archival resources. The collection of fine art includes more than 3,600 pieces ranging from easel art and prints to sculpture. 

This calendar is a great way to remember your visit and/ or admire the finest American Indian art all year round.

Here is how the calendar looks open. Each calendar page is paired with a full color photo.

The following images are from the calendar:

"Scorpion" by Tony Da (San Ildefonso), 1971

Planet Ring by Jesse Monongye (Navajo), 1990's

Monday, July 25, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition Inspires a New Heard Publication!

Update, Nov. 7- The book Native American Bolo Ties is now available! Click here to order.




Norman Sandfield, whose silver seed pot collection was the focus of a long running exhibit and first of its kind book on the subject, is offering his bolo tie collection for another exhibition and book: Native American Bolo Ties, Vintage and Contemporary Artistry, which will be available for purchase in conjunction with the exhibit opening on November 19, 2011.


About the exhibit and the book:
The bolo tie exhibit will tell the story of the development of the bolo tie while focusing on those made primarily by Native American artists. Bolo ties, representing the casualness and somewhat ruggedness of the West, emerged as a form of men's neckwear in the 1940s. They directly countered business suits, and the formality suits represented, and instead marked a different style and a different way of life. In particular, Native American jewelers and silversmiths brought individuality and creativity to this art form, offering a broad range of unique and artistic options.

The bolo ties included in the exhibit will come from the Heard Museum permanent collection of more than 170 bolo ties and from the promised gift of Norman L. Sandfield. His collection consists of more than 1,000 bolo ties, scarf slides and ephemera. The exhibit is accompanied by the book Native American Bolo Ties, Vintage and Contemporary Artistry written by exhibit curator, Diana Pardue with Norman L. Sandfield.

The exhibit and book will show the antecedents of the bolo tie including Victorian neckwear, scarf slides and string tie slides. It will include an important early scarf slide from the Heard Museum collection made in 1930-40s by Leekya Deyuse (Zuni Pueblo). The exhibit and book will also include new information on patents for the different backings of the bolo tie and will include information that describes how these various fittings allow for more accurate dating of a tie when the date is not otherwise known. Some parallels will be drawn to Western wear and the popularization of the bolo tie through 1950s television shows and movies. Some TV and movie personalities who brought scarf slides and bolo ties into the everyday vernacular include the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers. Emphasis will also be placed on artistic bolo ties created by American Indian jewelers from the late 1940s through today.

The bolo tie has been Arizona’s official state neckwear since 1971.  The bolo tie is also the official neckwear of New Mexico and Texas, although Arizona was the first state to designate it as such.

The story of the bolo tie is an Arizona story. This is a jewelry form that originated in the state and one whose popularity spread throughout the West and the neckwear has gained popularity in many other parts of the country. Both Native American and Anglo artists have made bolo ties. Many contemporary Native American artists in Arizona make bolo ties that are distinguished by individuality and ingenuity. This exhibit and publication will bring attention to the seventy-year-old story of the jewelry form.

More than 190 photographs of bolo ties and scans of historic photographs will be included in the book.

The exhibit will open on November 17, 2011.
The exhibit continues through September 3, 2012. 


Special Events
For the opening date of the Bolo Ties exhibition, the shop will be hosting Southwestern jewelers from Arizona and New Mexico who will have their one-of-a kind bolo ties for sale.  Authors Diana Pardue and Norman Sandfield will be on hand to sign their book for the show in the bookstore and musicians Aaron White and Anthony Wakeman will be performing in the Courtyard. This special event is part of a new series called Indigenous Visions and will be ongoing throughout the fall and spring.  Please check back for future posts on this topic.

Also planned for fall 2011 is a lecture series on southwestern silverwork "Bolos, Bridles and Buttons." Speakers will be announced as their dates are finalized.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Artist Profile- Teri Greeves (Kiowa)

Teri Greeves was born in 1970 and is an award-winning Kiowa-Comanche-Italian beadwork artist, living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is enrolled in the Kiowa Indian Tribe of Oklahoma.  She grew up on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming where her mother Jeri Ah-be-hill ran a trading post.  Teri says she began beading at the age of 8.  She has a degree in American Studies (magna cum laude) from the University of California, Santa Cruz and her work frequently blends traditional Kiowa stories and beliefs with western culture. 

Teri works on a loom for her bracelets, which are backed with leather.  She also sews her beads directly to leather for her larger pieces, which she often backs with wood or other solid material for presentation.  She only uses brain-tanned deer hide.

Her work is found in such public collections as: British Museum, Montclair Art Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Brooklyn Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, the Hampton University Museum, the Heard Museum, the Joselyn Museum, the School of American Research, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Fine Arts of Santa Fe, and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.  In 2009 she was profiled on the television series “Craft in America” which airs on PBS.

Beaded necklace by Teri Greeves (Kiowa)

Beaded cuff bracelet by Teri Greeves (Kiowa)

Beaded pendant by Teri Greeves (Kiowa)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Artist Profile- Ida Sahmie (Navajo)

Ida Sahmie and her mother- 2010


Ida Sahmie was born in 1960  near Pine Springs, Arizona and grew up in a traditional Navajo family. She learned to weave from her mother and grandmother but did not feel she had the patience required to take it up seriously. In the mid-1980’s she married Andrew “Louie” Sahmie who was Hopi and moved to the Hopi reservation. Her mother-in-law was Priscilla Namingha, a well-known potter and a descendant of the famous Hopi potter Nampeyo.  She watched her mother-in-law making pottery and was moved by how beautiful it was. She needed something to do with her hands and her mother-in-law encouraged her to try making pottery.  She made some small pots, which her mother-in-law helped her fire. Her designs were originally simple Hopi based patterns but as she progressed, she felt that she needed to make her own designs based on her Navajo heritage.  Ida recounted that Priscilla wanted to be taken to see Bruce McGee, who at that time owned McGee’s Indian Art Gallery at the historic Keams Canyon Trading Post on the Hopi reservation, to sell her pots one day and she suggested Ida bring her newly made pots as well and show them to him. He bought some and asked for more.  She says this event is what began her career. 

Ida first studied Navajo sand painting designs and was interested in using these images on her pots but she wasn’t sure if it was safe since these are sacred images. She asked her grandmother about it and her grandmother wasn’t sure either but suggested she not depict the designs exactly and that might be okay. A medicine man agreed so Ida started using sand painting designs as well as Navajo rug designs on her pots.  She was also interested in depicting Yei figures but was cautioned that she should have a Night Chant ceremony performed before it would be safe to depict these figures. She did have the ceremony performed.

While Ida’s designs are derived from her Navajo heritage, her pots are created using all Hopi techniques. She does prefer to dig the clay she needs on the Navajo reservation however. She uses a mix of natural white and yellow clays resulting in a peach colored body which she says shows off her design-work best.  She uses bee weed, a form of wild spinach for her dark black to brown color. She says she mixes a little of the white clay with the bee weed to soften the tone. For white, she uses the same paint/ whitewash that the Hopis paint on their bodies for their dances. 

Ida fires traditionally in a bowl shaped pit in the groud, which is filled with firing ash from previous firings mixed with sand to about 4 inches on the floor. A metal tray is under that to help radiate the heat of the fire back to the pots. The pottery (dried, polished and decorated) is placed in the center and then the pit is lined up the sides and mounded over with sheep manure, which is the preferred fuel because it reaches very hot temperature. The preparation, firing and cooling segments each take about 2 hours making for a full day of firing. A large piece may have to be fired alone but Ida will put several small pieces in together. Because the firing is done outside, she has to wait until the weather is good. Firing on a cold day will cause the pots to crack because they will cool too quickly. Ida says she probably fires about once a week.

Ida has been profiled in the books; Navajo Pottery, Navajo Folk Art and 14 Families in Pueblo Pottery.  At the 2010 Navajo Nation Fair, she won 2nd Place and Best in Class for her pottery. Her blending of Hopi techniques and Navajo designs makes her pottery truly unique.

Pottery Bowl with Yei Figures by Ida Sahmie (Navajo)
$1,100.00

Pottery Bowl with Yeibichei dancers by Ida Sahmie (Navajo)
$1,080.00