Keri Ataumbi – From my studio: Feathers to Diamonds Opening today 2-4pm

For her newest collection “From my studio: Feathers to Diamonds”, jeweler Keri Ataumbi draws inspiration from traditional Kiowa adornment.

Ataumbi uses materials time-honored by Native peoples, such as porcupine hairs, feathers, seeds and brain-tanned hide. She combines these with gold, pearls and rubies along with other materials historically found in western jewelry.

By combining these mediums, she is creating a narrative which challenges culturally held notions of value.

American artist Ben Rouzie

Currently on display at Shiprock Santa is a collection of sculptural wood pieces by Ben Rouzie. A city planner in Winston-Salem, Rouzie was a self-taught artist who worked primarily in wood and passed away in 2016.

When his estate came up for auction, Shiprock Santa Fe recognized a unique opportunity to acquire a number of pieces by an extremely talented, and relatively unknown artist. While being known primarily for classic Native American weavings and jewelry, we always strive to include an array of eclectic vintage offerings from other parts of the world. These serving pieces and sculptural boxes have an American Craft aesthetic that would complement a wide array of home décor.

Historic Figural Pueblo Pottery

In the late 19th century anthropologists, ethnographers, and self made explorers had a keen interest in collecting all sorts of Native cultural material, however, anthropomorphic figures interested them above all else. Whether it was in clay, wood, stone, or any other material, the collections of many of the prominent museums and institutions are loaded with dolls, pottery figurines, and stone idols. The Trading Post owners who had long before established themselves within tribal lands were eager to guide these voracious collectors and supplied many of them with a myriad of figural objects. By the 1880’s the traders in Santa Fe were selling large free standing clay figures from Cochiti Pueblo, Rain Gods from Tesuque Pueblo, and many animal inspired forms from as far away as Zuni Pueblo.

HOPT5059CShiprock Santa Fe is pleased to offer a variety of human and animal forms that span the late 19th century to modern day and represent many of the Pueblos including Zuni, Cochiti, Santa Clara, and Tesuque from this curated collection.