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The Indian Craft Shop

Indian Craft Shop in Washington DC

February 11, 2013Find us on Facebook





February is well under way, and we have heard that Punxsutawney Phil predicts an early spring as he did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day (February 2). Of course, we will have to wait to see the outcome of his prediction! In the meantime, we hope everyone is staying cozy and safe as we look forward to the coming of Spring. Here at the Shop we've received some welcome snow flurries and wonderful new items coming in for the new season...and of course we've been very busy preparing for our ANNUAL SALE! We welcome you to join the fun:  swing on by or visit us online to see what's new! 





It's our BIG ANNUAL SALE from February 13th-22nd!  This is a GREAT time to visit and find very special prices on the quality American Indian arts that you cherish. Our BIG ANNUAL SALE is our way of saying THANKS -- for your appreciation of and loyalty to American Indian art and the Shop.



Just about everything in the Shop will be included in the ANNUAL SALE! Jewelry, pottery, Katsina dolls, basketry, fetishes, dolls, rugs, beadwork, works from Alaska, sculptures and more will be discounted from 10% to 50%. (Certain items, e.g., bronzes and some consignments, are excluded). Items will be clearly marked in the Shop and the Online Store  Look for the colored dots and our coded signs in the Shop for discounts. We are not able to hold sale-priced items, but layaways can be arranged! Please note that all discounted items are final sales.



Take advantage our limited-time BIG ANNUAL SALE because all items return to their normal prices on February 23! Mark your calendars now!


Annual Sale and Online Store

The Annual Sale will be programmed on our Online Store! We encourage you to visit the Shop if you are able, as we always have a wider selection in the Shop than our Online Store.





Valentine's Day is almost here and the Indian Craft Shop is a perfect place to find a special gift for the loved ones in your life. The Shop has something for everyone, from a co-worker to your loved ones.  If that special someone likes jewelry, we have a selection of the latest in contemporary as well as all-time classics by today's master jewelers; Beadwork created by artists across the country, each with their own styles; Alaskan masks, drums (Blackfeet), and Anasazi Spirit Dolls to thrill a decorator's heart; Pueblo and Navajo polished bowls, wedding vases and storytellers are perfect gifts for the budding collector or to add to a loved one's or colleague's collection; Navajo weavings with classic designs complement any décor and office; fetish carvings of stone, shell or other materials would be a great gift for just about anyone; Folk Art always warms the heart and brings a smile; and don't forget the children who would love to snuggle and be read to from one of our many children's books of Native American stories.  We have many ideas and will be happy to help you find that special gift for the loved ones in your life!




The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, February 16, from 10:00am - 4:00pm.




Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind -- While the Interior Museum is temporarily closed there are still Museum Programs and Building and Mural Tours.  At least once a month the Interior Museum hosts a speaker or presentation held within the Main Interior building.


Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Interior Museum Murals Tour lasts an hour and visits photographic murals by Ansel Adams and many of the over fifty murals by artists including Maynard Dixon, Allan Houser, Gifford Beal, and John Steuart Curry. Appointments can be made by calling 202.208.4743.


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In This Issue

Early Spring?!

Annual Sale

Valentine's Day


News from the Interior Museum

News from the Department of Interior Library


Indian Craft Shop 
Retail Hours



Open on Saturday  

February 16, 2013  
10:00am to 4:00pm


The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.


A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. 

During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for

 Metro riders). 

Handicap access is available at E Street.

(For weekend handicap access on E Street, contact the Shop at (202) 208-4056 ahead of time, if possible.)


Public Transportation

Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest Metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C Streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.


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The Indian Craft Shop
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, D.C.20240
(202) 208-4056