We also feature Pueblo beadwork, which we pick up mainly at Zuni Pueblo and Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico. The Ute work we carry is from locals, or from the Ute tribe near Vernal Utah. We also feature Southern Ute work, which we purchase on our buying trips near Cortez, Colorado. Goshiute work is either local, or purchased from residents of the Skull Valley Reservation located to the west of us towards the Nevada border. Occasionally we get some Nez Perce' , Ojibwa and Choctaw beaded items through acquaintances we have met over the years. Many of our bead work artists have had their work displayed in museums across the west, featured in national art magazines and have had many local write ups in the Salt Lake Tribune for their work. We purchase only the finest handmade pieces available.
Most of the buckskin used with the Indian beadwork we carry is
not a commercially tanned hide. It is brain tanned, a tanning process using
the brain of the deer which makes the leather very soft. Some buckskin
is left white while some is "smoked" and is soft brown in appearance, and
carries a heavenly smoked scent. With authentic handmade beadwork
becoming harder and harder to find, we are always pleased to find new artists
that continue to carry on the tedious labor of traditional
Some articles have the "peyote" stitch which is a difficult and time
Numerous pieces of our Indian beadwork contain cut beads which are facetted
and give a shimmery look to the item. All seed beads used are glass beads
and many are vintage antique beads which are no longer available for purchase.
We are very proud to bring you what we feel is some of the highest quality
Indian beadwork available today.