Author Archives: Kachina House

A History of Hopi Jewelry

A History of Hopi Jewelry

  A Brief History of Hopi Jewelry The Hopi people are renowned for their spirituality and their skill as silversmiths. These two characteristics come together to create jewelry that blends tradition, spirituality and exquisite workmanship. Distinctive Features of Hopi Jewelry Hopi jewelry often features animals, important to the Hopi as spirit guides. Other common themes include fertility, represented… Continue Reading

5 Native American Thanksgiving Food Favorites

5 Native American Thanksgiving Food Favorites

  Native Americans have long celebrated Thanksgiving. Well before the Thanksgiving that most Americans know of took place in 1621, they celebrated thanksgiving to the Creator every day. In modern times, many Native Americans still do this on a daily basis with a number of them also focusing their efforts on the same Thanksgiving day that non-Native… Continue Reading

Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Native American Pottery – Facts, Traditions & History

Ancient Native American Pottery Native American pottery is a tradition based on functional necessity and identity. The first pieces of pottery made by the Native Americans can be dated back to about 4000 B.C. While many tend to associate Native American culture with what we now know as the American Southwest, that’s not where the… Continue Reading

Guide to Hopi Kachina Dolls

Guide to Hopi Kachina Dolls

The Hopi are a peaceful farming tribe who live in northeastern Arizona. On their 1.5 million-acre reservation that includes 12 villages and is home to more than nine thousand members of the tribe. People from outside the tribe use the word Kachina to describe the spirits that are central to the Hopi religion. The term is also used to describe the… Continue Reading

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

Horsehair Art: Native American Animal Figurines

When it comes to renewing the relics of the past, Native American art seems to be at the top of the list. There’s such a uniqueness to this sector of art and to the Native Americans’ ability to utilize out-of-the-box thinking to create some timeless masterpieces brings enlightenment to today’s artists. While there were many different types… Continue Reading