Some New Things in the Mercantile!

Gilbert Begay Bag Spider Rock Bag Front Tree of Life Bird Pictorial

Gilbert Begay Two Grey Hills Bag

$185

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Emily Malone Spider Rock Bag

$250

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Lula Brown Tree of Life Cross Miniature

$140

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Tempe, AZ I know it isn’t Cyber Monday, but now that I have a break in weaving classes, I have some time to add things into the Mercantile that you may find perfect for an upcoming gift giving opportunity, a reward for yourself or just fun to look at.  I’ve been doing quite a bit of buying lately because I did quite a bit selling over the summer and this fall!  On behalf of the artists that you’re supporting and myself, I want to thank everyone who is choosing to buy contemporary Native American crafts and all things that are hand made.

Today, you’ll find that I’ve added bags by Emily Malone and Gilbert Begay to the store.  There also several of Lula Brown’s most intricate and hard to find miniature weavings including one of her 60 bird miniatures, a Three Phase Chief Blanket set and a cross shaped Tree of Life miniature (the first I had seen).  I’ll be adding more items over the next few days and I plan to attend the Crownpoint Auction next week.

I’m also starting to add some jewelry and other items that are made by some of the talented Native American artists that I meet in my travels.  Today I added a unique set of fetish carvings of the Four Sacred Mountains of the Navajo by Christopher McCabe.  The four small stone mountains in the set represent Sis Naajini (La Plata Mountain, near Alamosa, CO), Tsodziił (Mount Taylor, near Grants, NM), Dook’o’oosłííd (the San Francisco Peaks, near Flagstaff, AZ), and Dibé Nitsaa (Mount Hesperus, near Durango, CO).  Christopher has adapted the Pueblo practice of fetish carving to the Navajo culture and is a hard working and creative artist whose work I think you’ll enjoy seeing and possibly owning.  Take a look at the picture below and I think you’ll see what I  mean.  The weaving in the picture isn’t included in the set (but we can talk about it if you want it).  You can click here to see more pictures or click here to buy one of the three sets that I have.

Four Sacred Mountains Fetish

The Four Sacred Mountains of the Navajo represent the points of the Navajo compass. The East is represented by white clam shell, the South by blue turquoise, the West by yellow abalone and the North by black jet.

Hagoshíí (so long for now)

Mary Walker

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