Category Archives: Navajo

The Native American Wedding Vase

The Native American Wedding Vase

Every culture has its own traditions and customs when it comes to weddings, and Native Americans are no different. One cherished tradition centers around a wedding item still used in Native American weddings today: the wedding vase. A Native American wedding vase is unlike any vase people generally think of. They are visually designed in… Continue Reading

History and Importance of Native American Dreamcatchers

History and Importance of Native American Dreamcatchers

Native American culture is full of history, legends, and traditions. We pride ourselves on offering items that reflect the rich cultures of Native Americans. A classic Native American item is the dreamcatcher. Many people are familiar with the dreamcatcher from a decorative standpoint, but fewer people are aware of the colorful history and the legend… Continue Reading

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

Why Jewelry is a Focus of Native American Culture

From necklaces to bracelets, rings and earrings, when it comes to Native American jewelry, each and every piece has a story. Handmade from sterling silver and accented with turquoise, spiny oyster and other colorful, natural materials, Native American jewelry is both incredibly beautiful and completely unique among pieces created by other cultures. Why? Because the… Continue Reading

Native American Powwows

Native American Powwows

Traditional Native American Plains Indians celebrate their cultures with ceremonies known as Powwows. Most Powwows involve feasting, singing, formal dancing and various types of competitions. Each Powwow creates an opportunity for various tribes to convene, visit, and forge alliances. This tradition has helped to preserve aspects of Native American cultures and their rich heritage.  … Continue Reading

Native American Crafted Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

Native American Crafted Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not stop at Kachina House and get her something you know she’ll love? Big box stores sell mainstream jewelry at overly high prices. At Kachina House, all of our jewelry is 100% authentic Native American made. Check out some of our most treasured pieces:   Native… Continue Reading

Symbolism of Native American Feathers

Symbolism of Native American Feathers

When thinking of Native American cultures, one of the first things that comes to mind is the image of a feather. The feather has held special meaning for many tribes throughout the Americas. Feathers are still used in almost every aspect of Native American culture, from clothing items to important cultural symbols, the feather can… Continue Reading

Native American Handcrafted Jewelry

Native American Handcrafted Jewelry

For thousands of years, Native Americans have been creating some of the most culturally unique jewelry in the world. From as early as 8500 BC, natives of the American Southwest were perfecting their techniques for drilling and shaping colorful stones and shells into beads. The pendants they created with these beads were symbolic of their… Continue Reading

Native American Bow & Arrows

For the Native American people, the bow and arrow was a means of survival. They were able not only to use their weapons to obtain food, but also for surviving through conflicts with opposing tribes and others.   Typically, the Native Americans would fashion their bow from a flexible strip of wood, bone, or horn.… Continue Reading

Traditional Navajo Pitch Pottery

  For centuries Native Americans of the Southwest have cultivated their rich artistic traditions. Techniques have been honed and refined, practiced and passed down. Crafts conceived as utilitarian necessities have blossomed into extraordinary forms of creative expression. Today, Navajo pitch baskets and pitch pottery stand as a testament to this remarkable tradition of craftsmanship.  … Continue Reading