Category Archives: Pueblo

What is the Native American Storyteller Doll?

What is the Native American Storyteller Doll?

It’s easy to argue that the foundation of art is culture. An artist is driven to create by his or her individual beliefs, values, and life perspective—all of which are heavily influenced by the society in which they live. Diving deeper into different pieces of Native American art is a fascinating way to learn about… Continue Reading

Christmas Traditions Celebrated by the Tribes of the Southwest

Christmas Traditions Celebrated by the Tribes of the Southwest

The holidays are a beautiful blend of yuletide charm and spiritual reflection for the people of the Southwest. Here, we explore some of these interesting Christmas traditions. Pueblo Dances After the conversion of the pueblo people to Catholicism during the 16th century, a merging of cultures took place. Christmas Mass and spiritual Native American traditions… Continue Reading

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

Role of the Butterfly in Native American Culture

Role of the Butterfly in Native American Culture

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, animals have been a focus of Native American culture since the beginning of time. Although we often associate animals such as deer, bear, and fox with Native American culture, insects have also played a role in many Native American myths. In fact, butterflies play a large role in… Continue Reading

History of the Eagle Dance

History of the Eagle Dance

Although the eagle is often associated with the United States in general, it is more frequently associated with Native American culture. Eagles are the focus of many Native American legends and play a large role in many spiritually-based ceremonies among different tribes. Here at Kachina House, we offer a variety of different products that represent… Continue Reading