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The Indian Craft Shop

Indian Craft Shop in Washington DC

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Happy New Year and a warm welcome to 2013!  We thank all of you for your patronage and support of the arts throughout the past year and look forward to continuing to bring the beauty of American Indian art into your lives. Thank you also for your support of the Shop, and we wish all of you a wonderful New Year!




Each Inaugural year we have enjoyed highlighting American Indian arts that depict the American flag and eagles, or works that are simply red, white and blue. Used over many generations, today flags and eagles appear in weavings, jewelry, sculpture, basketry, beadwork, and a variety of other craft areas.



The spirit of the eagle is captured in many sculptural forms, from hand-held treasures to monumentally-scaled masterpieces.  From the Zuni Pueblo there are both realistic and abstract carvings of eagles in a great variety of stones and materials, perfect for your pocket or pouch or to display on a shelf. Check out the selection of fetish carvings on our Online Store to find that special piece. From the Hopi are eagle Katsina dolls carved of cottonwood root, with elegantly carved feathers and the wingspan of the eagle. Caroline Carpio's (Isleta Pueblo) 'Echoes of Time' is a majestic bronze that would grace an entryway. And for a grand garden or lawn, we have two monumental sculptures by Rollie Grandbois (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) who incorporates eagles in his work representative of "singing a song of freedom or carrying our prayers to the Creator." 



Many jewelers depict the eagle in silver or set with stones or even mosaic inlay, such as new arrivals of Thunderbird jewelry by Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe/Santo Domingo/Kewa). The eagle is revered by many American Indian artists today as a protector and messenger, and is depicted in many art forms - we hope you enjoy the selection of eagles represented in the Shop!



For 'Red, White and Blue,' we have flag chicken folk art, basketry and weavings from Navajo artists; dolls dressed in festive patriotism made especially for the occasion by Jhane Myers Noisecat (Comanche);  split ash basketry in red, white and blue; and, of course, jewelry with deep blue lapis, white clam shell or deep red spiny oyster shell/coral. We hope you are able to visit and enjoy our displays of flags, eagles and red, white and blue!






Our BIG ANNUAL SALE is set for February 13 - 22!  For those who have been shopping with us for years, you know this is a great time to visit and find special treasures at very special prices. The sale is our way of thanking you for your appreciation and loyalty to American Indian art and to the Shop.


Jewelry, pottery, Katsina dolls, basketry, fetishes, dolls, rugs, beadwork, works from Alaska, sculptures and more will be marked from 10% to 50% off. Be sure to check out the "Bargain Corner" for even greater discounts. Look for the colored dots and our coded signs for discounts. All discounted items are final sales. We are not able to hold sale-priced items, but layaways can be arranged!


Take advantage of this once-a-year tradition, because all items return to their normal prices after the sale! 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 have the choice, as we always have the widest selection there. If you can't make it in, take a look at what's Online and be sure to check during our Annual Sale.




The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month.  We hope that you will be able to join us Saturday, January 19 from 10:00am - 4:00pm.



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In This Issue

Happy New Year!

Flags and Eagles in American Indian Art

Annual Sale


News from the Interior Museum

News from the Department of Interior Library


Indian Craft Shop 
Retail Hours



Open on Saturday  

January 19, 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

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