Welcome to the exquiste world of Navajo Art
Enticing, elegant and enamoring – Navajo art is a mesmeric concoction of history and proficiency. Inspired from the traditional art form of the native American Navajo tribe, it consists of exotic color palettes and prominent themes that reflect their take on philosophy, spirituality, legends, histories and the expression of their own thoughts, beliefs and emotions. The aesthetically pleasing and abstract representation of these concepts can be seen in the form of Navajo Indian art on canvas and crafts. And for the Navajo artisans, these works are treasures that they hold dearly.
So, why not bring the beautiful elements of this native art into your homes and lives? Lajasta Wauneka, an award-winning Navajo artist himself, has created this platform to bridge the gap between you and the distinct art form. And this platform serves as one of the most diverse American Indian art galleries based in New Mexico, working for the empowerment of the native artists and bringing more recognition to their works so that they receive the appreciation that they deserve.
This native American gallery is not about making you embrace the original craft-works but mostly, to let you explore the creative possibilities of these themes. That is why you would find not only decorative pieces here, but also functional rugs, drinking mugs, jewelry and lot many lifestyle items, all inspired by the traditions and crafted by the gifted natives. So, take a peek into this enchanting online gallery by a Navajo artist and become a patron yourself!
Navajo Artist Updates
More than twenty years ago, no one thought that Navajo culture would gain so much popularity among modern Americans as it has today. Thanks to the constant effort made by innovative minds towards bringing back the slowly-disappearing Native American Indian tribes. However, amidst all of this, one side of Navajo that is still behind the […]
Southwest’s Native American cultures portray a beautiful and varied heritage through their fine arts. Most of the designs and symbols prominent in Navajo craftwork represent ideas that are significant to their cultures and traditions. Images of rain, crops, animals, feathers, lightning, and other elements of nature are an important part of the centuries-old Native American […]
Kinaaldá is the coming of age ceremony for Navajo women. It celebrates the maturity of a girl and is held after her first menstrual period. The tradition originates from the ancient story of Changing Woman, who was one of the Holy People in Navajo belief. When her body began to transform so that she could […]
From Farmington, New Mexico, an hour’s drive on dusty, unmarked roads will take you across Largo Canyon to the Crow Canyon Archaeology site. This stretch of land marked by gleaming reddish brown rocks is home to many archaeological ruins. In the American Southwest, the Crow Canyon Petroglyphs are known to be the most extensive collection […]