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Why Authentic Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture?

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The preservation of authentic Native American jewelry is very important to us here at Palms Trading. Each piece in our store: necklaces, rings, and earrings alike tell a unique story. For this reason, authentic jewelry making is an art focus for Native Americans.

Each of our hand-made pieces found at Palms Trading is exceptionally made from sterling silver and accented with colorful materials; including the ever popular turquoise, and spiny oyster.
Connection to History Authentic Native American jewelryis an important part of Native American culture and tradition because: Each piece tells a distinct story or characterizes some level of power within the tribeThe turquoise and silver jewelry are hand-madeCreated by materials that can be found where the tribe livesOriginally Native American jewelry was made for members of the tribe only     The art of Native American turquoise jewelry began in the 1800s when the Spanish people settled near Navajo tribes. The art of silversmithing was passed …

Characteristics of Navajo Rugs

Maintaining the Weaving Craft
The Navajos are the only native people doing a vast amount of weaving today. Large numbers of Navajo‘s continue to weave commercially. The same methods of weaving have been used for over three hundred years. These rugs are made in the weaver’s home where beautiful works of art come to life.
The Wool Authentic Navajo rugs are weaved with handspun wool. Some Navajo’s today still raise their own sheep and use the wool from their sheep. The wool is interchanged into warp and threads by the weaver. Commercial wool yarn is also used, which creates a more symmetrical appearance in the rug shape.
Coloration Natural wool colors include white black and brown. Vegetal dyes are also natural colors or dyes created by boiling plants and mixing it with the wool. Aniline Dyes are commercial dyes that make bright colors.
Authentic Navajo Rugs at Palms Trading Company Navajo rugs hold a special place at Palms Trading Company. We are proud to have a variety of beautiful and authen…