Monday, November 24, 2014

Ornament Marketplace at the Heard

This year's signature ornament is by Alex Sanchez (Navajo)

Decorate your home for the holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of ornaments in a variety of art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts.

Bring out-of-town friends and family to learn more about Native cultures while you shop. Get a jump-start on holiday shopping while avoiding the chaos of the mall. More than 20 talented Native artists have crafted ornaments featuring carved wood, miniature baskets, pottery and beads just for this event. Decorated wreaths, books and gifts made by Native artists will also be available for purchase. All of our ornaments are hand-made and quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection. Most ornaments are priced between $10 and $40.

Every year the Heard Shop commissions one of our artists to create a limited-edition of 20 ornaments in an exclusive design as our signature ornament. Each sterling silver ornament is signed and numbered by the artist and priced at $175 and are available in-store only.

This year’s signature ornament (pictured on the banner) is by Navajo silversmith Alex Sanchez. Sanchez’s work reflects his Southwestern heritage, crafting beautiful contemporary and traditional-style jewelry with petroglyph designs. His work often incorporates the horseshoe shape, which has become his hallmark.

The weekend’s offerings will also feature hand-made nativities by Pueblo and Navajo artists from the southwest and Huichol Indians and Mata Ortiz potters from Mexico.

The market will take place at our downtown Phoenix location and online. Ornaments will be viewable online starting November 28, when the market starts in the stores and will be available through December 25 and while supplies last.

Admission to the Heard Museum Shops is always free – and we never charge sales tax!

We have many wonderful ornaments to choose from. Here is a small sample!

Wintery hogan

Colorful beaded corn by Melanie Sainz (Hochunk)

Folk art flying pigs in every color

Folk art roosting chickens

Grandmother Kachina figure

For the drummer in your family


Hopi rattles- they really rattle!

Dawa (Sun) ornaments in colorful cord

Bundled babies by Linda Duran (Choctaw/Apache)

Hopi maiden by Pearl Joe (Navajo)

Apache doll ornament by Pearl Joe (Navajo)

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