January 15, 2013
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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!
FLAGS AND EAGLES IN AMERICAN INDIAN ART
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."
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!
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!
ANNUAL SALE: FEBRUARY 13-22,
OUR WAY TO SAY THANKS
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.
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!
of this once-a-year tradition, because all items return to their
normal prices after the sale! Mark your calendars now!
Sale and Online Store
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.
REMINDER: OPEN SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
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.
Indian Craft Shop
10:00am to 4:00pm
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.
photo ID is needed for entrance to the building.
weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street
entrances (E Street is closer for
access is available at E Street.
weekend handicap access on E Street, contact the Shop at (202) 208-4056
ahead of time, if possible.)
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.