Category Archives: Native American Artwork

Native Americans and Totem Poles

Native Americans and Totem Poles

Native American tribes of the northwest coast, like the Haida, often built and carved totem poles as tall as 40 feet. What was the significance behind doing so? Totem poles were a sign of wealth Totem poles were built and placed outside homes to display families’ status, ancestry and social rank. They were a sign… Continue Reading

Laws Governing Native American Artifacts

Laws Governing Native American Artifacts

Native American artifacts are extremely popular on the collectibles market, not to mention beautiful and fascinating. However, there are strict laws governing their purchase and sale, so if you’re interested in collecting Native American artifacts, or think you may have found something worth selling, it’s worthwhile to educate yourself about a couple of these laws… Continue Reading

Native American Artwork Headed to the Metropolitan Museum

Native American Artwork Headed to the Metropolitan Museum

The American wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will soon add a type of art that has never been a part of the wing before: Native American artwork. Why did this historic addition take so long? Well, the answer isn’t necessarily a simple one. Historically, there has been a controversial debate… Continue Reading

Importance of Beadwork in Native American Culture

Importance of Beadwork in Native American Culture

Native American beadwork is more than just colorful and visually appealing designs; it also represents a culture rich in symbolism and history. This art form dates back centuries and has evolved as time has gone on. However, it is still an important part of today’s Native American culture. Early beadwork was inspired by a tribe’s… Continue Reading

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

How to Recognize Authentic Native American Art

Native American art honors and preserves the rich cultures of Native American people. Those in the market for Native American art know the value in investing in and treasuring this type of art. It’s important to know how to recognize what is authentic and what is not. Whether the item is a sculpture, carving, doll,… Continue Reading

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

The Art of Native American Sculpting and Carving

At Kachina House we offer a variety of different carving arts. If you are interested in Native American culture, you’re probably aware of how important carvings are to the history of many Native American tribes. Carvings of wood, stone, and other materials, are a major art form in Native American culture and have a rich… Continue Reading

History of Native American Hide Paintings

History of Native American Hide Paintings

To the Native American people, especially those who lived on the Northern Plains, the buffalo was an important symbol of resourcefulness and an animal that was used for all of its parts. Buffalo hide paintings were an important part of the Plains Indians’ culture, both as a practical item and a decorative ceremonial one. Ornately… Continue Reading