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What Buying Direct-from-the-Artist Means to Our Customers

What Buying Direct-from-the-Artist Means to Our Customers

In the art world, there are usually three levels of sales: From the artist to a (wholesale) dealer From the dealer to a gallery or shop From the shop or gallery to the final buyer (you) The price paid for the art increases with each sale so that each party can make a... Read more
Mata Ortiz Pottery

Mata Ortiz Pottery

At Palms Trading Company, we are proud to provide a collection that includes hand-made Native American Indian arts and crafts. However, we also carry another type of hand-made pottery: Mata Ortiz.   What is Mata Ortiz Pottery? Mata Ortiz pottery is modern,... Read more

Maria Martinez, the Mother of San Ildefonso Pottery

Creating pottery is an ancient pueblo art. Shards of pottery have been found in the ruins of the dwellings of the Anasazi, thought to be the ancestors of today’s Pueblo Peoples. But pottery as an art form hasn’t always been the same. In fact, the thousand-year-old... Read more

Crafting Pueblo Pottery: The Basics

Crafting pueblo pottery is an art that has adapted to find a within modern times. Yet, today’s pottery crafting methods have changed little from the traditional techniques used by pueblo potters for hundreds of years. In this week’s blog, we share the very basics of... Read more

Know Your Pueblo Pottery

We sell a large variety of hand-made pueblo pottery from around New Mexico. The size, thickness, design and color of the pottery depends on which pueblo the artist comes from. The following are a few basic points to remember when distinguishing the style of one pueblo... Read more

Pottery Patterns: Feathers

At Palms Trading Company, we offer unique, hand-made pieces crafted by local Native American Indian artists, potters and silversmiths. Whether simplistic or highly decorative, these pieces are beautiful works of art. In many instances, their intricate patterns are... Read more
Featured Artist: Erik Fender

Featured Artist: Erik Fender

Palms Trading Company is proud to offer the work of many celebrated Native American Indian artists. This month, we’re featuring award-winning San Ildefonso potter Erik Fender! His Life Erik Sunbird Fender (Than Tsidéh) was born in 1970 to an illustrious family... Read more

Fair Trade at Palms

October is Fair Trade Month. Fair trade recognizes the hard work and craftsmanship of farmers, artisans and workers by ensuring they are justly compensated for their products. Developing fair trade standards takes a substantial investment of time and money to make... Read more
Corn Maiden

Corn Maiden

People native to both South and North America are often known as “corn people” because their civilizations depended on the success of corn crops. So, it comes as no surprise that much corn and its harvest plays a big role in Native American Indian tradition and... Read more
How Do You Know It’s Authentic?

How Do You Know It’s Authentic?

  Native American Indian pottery is unique to North America, and pottery from the Pueblo traditions is unique to the Southwest. Its rarity already lends Native American Indian pottery inherent value. Recognizing that each Pueblo’s technique and style have been... Read more
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