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Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Lucario

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Lucario

  As a Native American Art business, we are fortunate to come across talented artists every day.  It’s rare, however, to work with an artist as talented and impressive as Acoma potter Rebecca Lucario.     Rebecca, born on April 18, 1951 to Edward... Read more
The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians

The Snake Dance of the Hopi Indians Excerpts from the book by Earle R. Forrest, followed by a personal comment from Palms Trading Company Owner Guy Berger   In no other part of the world will you witness a religious ceremony during which the participants dance... Read more
Zuni Fetishes: History, Legend, and Purpose

Zuni Fetishes: History, Legend, and Purpose

  When it comes to Zuni fetishes, “more than meets the eye” only begins to scratch the surface of all that lies behind these beautiful Native American carvings.  In fact, the stories and history behind fetishes extend far beyond what many view as just a stone... Read more
Honesty is Always the Best Policy at Palms Trading Company

Honesty is Always the Best Policy at Palms Trading Company

Is honesty in the Native American jewelry business diminishing?  Do you know what the origin of your jewelry is and what it is really made of? Here at Palms, we strive daily to give accurate and truthful information about the Native American art we buy and sell.... Read more
How to Buy Quality Pueblo Pottery

How to Buy Quality Pueblo Pottery

  **Taken from Palms Trading Company Owner Guy Berger’s book, Pueblo and Navajo Contemporary Pottery and Directory of Artists, Second Edition** Almost every day as we buy Pueblo pottery here at Palms Trading Company, I get asked the question, “How do you... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Orlinda Natewa

Artist Spotlight: Orlinda Natewa

  Known for her fish scale designs in mostly contemporary styles, Zuni silversmith Orlinda Natewa, our featured artist this month, embodies both tradition and talent.   Orlinda Natewa, born February 4, 1944 to Juanita and Lambert Homer, is a Zuni silversmith... Read more
Employee Spotlight: Lily Cordova

Employee Spotlight: Lily Cordova

    We’re pleased to introduce to you our littlest team member with the biggest personality: Lily Cordova.   Lily, born on June 9, 1997 in Albuquerque, NM, joined the Palms family on June 8, 2016.  She is currently a full-time student at the University... Read more
Carved Stone Fetishes and Their Meanings

Carved Stone Fetishes and Their Meanings

  Native American fetishes are hand-carved objects, believed to represent the spirits of animals or the forces of nature. For thousands of years, Native Americans have used fetishes in an effort to master the arbitrary and unpredictable forces beyond their... Read more
Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz Pottery

  Casas Grandes (Paquime/Mata Ortiz) is a prehistoric archaeological ruin in Chihuahua, Mexico, whose pottery tradition was revived by well-known ceramic artist Juan Quezada.     In the early 1970’s, a Mexican railroad worker named Juan Quezada... Read more
Artist Spotlight: Myron Sarracino

Artist Spotlight: Myron Sarracino

  It is our pleasure to introduce to you one of the most prolific contemporary potters from Laguna Pueblo, our friend, Myron Sarracino.       Born January 8, 1967, Laguna Pueblo potter Myron Sarracino began creating hand-coiled, traditional pottery... Read more
The Legend of the Dream Catcher

The Legend of the Dream Catcher

Dream catchers are beautiful pieces of art that have an even deeper meaning of prophecy combined with healing energies. While the legend of these works of art varies among different tribes, the fact remains that dream catchers are woven within the fabric of many... Read more
How to Buy Quality Pueblo Pottery

Native American Pottery of Today

  When we say “Native American Pottery,” we usually mean pieces made by Pueblo Native American peoples and by the Navajo.  Although other tribes practice the art, that of these specific groups are best known.  While one tribe often adapts certain... Read more
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