1941 was the inception year for the Navajo Tribe’s Arts & Crafts Guild. In 1972, under the direction of Chairman Peter McDonald, the Guild became Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise (NACE) and moved from Fort Wingate to Window Rock.
In the capital of the Navajo Nation, NACE flourished adding store locations in Arizona at Cameron, Kayenta, Chinle and National Monument as well as expanding to New Mexico in Alamo and Shiprock. Each location offers customers quality traditional to contemporary jewelry, the best in hand-woven Navajo rugs, repairs and restoration of jewelry, embroidery services, graphic arts services, Pendleton products, the latest in Western clothing in Horned Moon Apparel and the Boutique where many gifts are available.
NACE is not only a place to purchase outstanding hand-made products but a home to raw materials for artisans to create the wonderful selections of jewelry and rugs found at NACE. NACE welcomes on-line orders at www.gonavajo.com. At NACE, purchases of authentic Native American arts and crafts can be made with confidence.
Teme Inc was founded by Mr.Lional McKinney. Teme was formally known as Sunburst Handcrafts until Mr. McKinney renamed the company to Teme. He renamed the company after the Keresen word Teme, from the Pueblo of Acoma in central New Mexico, which means "jewelry/jewelry maker." In the mid seventies an Acoma elder bestowed the name upon Mr. Lional McKinney. He was bestowed the name because of Lional's passion and talent for making jewelry.
Teme Inc was bought by Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise in 2007. Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise is owned by the Navajo Nation. Teme specializes in semi-precious stone inlay, which is the central feature of all sterling silver and gold Teme jewelry. Each inlaid stone is masterfully cut and fit by hand. Teme also uses a wide variety of colored gemstones in its collection. The result is a simple, versatile, and elegant look, which characterizes all Teme jewelry.