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Common Terms Associated with Native American Goods

There is a unique beauty to Indian art, jewelry and crafts. Western clothing styles and accessories have often incorporated a Native American influence, particularly in the use of turquoise jewelry. Collectors prize vintage artifacts, such as Navajo rugs and authentic moccasins and dream catchers. And painters both Native and non-Native have been drawn to the Indian culture as a subject, and have created pictures in every artistic medium featuring Indians in their native costumes. Here are some common terms that will help guide you through the fascinating world of American Indian goods.

  • Dream Catcher – A handicraft made from string or yarn, with a hole in the center that many Native American cultures believe attracts good dreams.
  • Sandcast – A type of Indian jewelry-making that casts metal into stone molds to form the shape of the jewelry piece.
  • Kachina Dolls – Wooden images of dolls in colorful costumes. They are associated with many Indian religious and cultural traditions.
  • Navajo Weaving – Woven goods are a prominent aspect of many Native American arts, but the Navajo tribe is closely associated with both a quality and variety of textile creations, known for their bold colors and patterns.
  • Jacklas – A string of turquoise beads that hang from a necklace and are sometimes worn as earrings. It’s possible to find jackals in both authentic turquoise and costume jewelry variations.
  • Storyteller – The person designated by a tribe as being responsible for passing down the tribe’s history and culture. Many Indian art pieces feature pictures of storytellers.
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    526 Us Highway 180, Williams, AZ 86046
    (928) 635-5393
    Raindance Traders
    1033 W Beale St, Kingman, AZ 86401
    (928) 753-7777
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    2403 Ricca Dr, Kingman, AZ 86401
    (928) 753-2278
    Painted Desert Trading Co
    2 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 226-8313
    Puchteca Indian Goods
    20 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 774-2414
    Thunder Mountain Traders
    20 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 779-5291
    Jonathan Day's Indian Art
    21 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 779-6099
    Pow Wow Trading Post
    118 W Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 779-5725
    Winter Sun Trading Co
    107 N San Francisco St Ste 1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 774-2884
    Museum of Northern Arizona
    3101 N Fort Valley Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 774-5213
    Babbitt's Wholesale
    275 S River Run Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 527-4390
    Painted Desert Trading Co
    18 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 226-8313
    Wild West Traders
    106 E Route 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
    (928) 779-0435
    Black Arrow Indian Art Inc.
    124 W Gurley St, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (928) 776-4092
    749 Miller Valley Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301
    (928) 445-6684

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