Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise Response to COVID-19

As the Navajo Nation begins to lift restrictions for non-essential businesses, Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise “NACE” happily welcomes you back to our stores. We have implemented guidelines and procedures to safely re-open, which reflect CDC recommendations to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We understand that our guidelines and procedures aren’t what we are accustomed to, but our top …

Navajo Husband-Wife Team Work Together to Create Jewelry in the Traditional Old Style of the 1800s

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SMITH LAKE, N.M.—Damon Thompson, 61, creates authentic Navajo jewelry in the style of his late great-great grandfather, Charlie Davis. Originally from Mariano Lake, N.M., Thompson said he began making jewelry in 1980, starting off with nickel silver creations. Today, he only makes sterling silver pieces, with the assistance of his wife, Marie. “We both work together. We do men and …

Navajo artists, jewelers and sculptors compete in 98th Santa Fe Indian Market

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SANTA FE—The American Indian art and people of the 98th Santa Fe Indian Market have returned to their respective homes. But for one weekend, from Aug. 16-18, the Santa Fe Plaza was the center of the Native American universe as jewelers, painters, sculptors, photographers, writers, clothing designers, filmmakers and all people in between converged for the Indian Market. Countless Navajo …