Look What the Cat Dragged In!

Santa Fe in October is amazing: the air is clear and dry, the sky is blue and cloudless. This October I was back with my friend and co-worker Pam and visiting a friend Sue who recently moved from Scituate and Santa Fe. Sue and Pam are thrift and consignment shop gurus. Pam has a vintage shop on Etsy call Magpies Fancy Shop and Sue is an artist who makes all kinds or things. Her current obsession i…

Ikat

Here is photo of some of the Ikat we have at Native. We love Ikat fabric and have it often in the shop when we can find them. I copied a description of the process and a video to share so you can understand the time consuming process and wonder at the artists who make them"Ikat, or Ikkat, is a dyeing technique used to pattern textiles that employs aresist dyeingprocess on the yarns prior to d…

June 11th - 16th - Tuareg Silversmith Elhadji Koumama

UDATE TO HOURS Opening Reception 5-9 Friday Night June 12th as well as Sat, Sun, Mon, Tues noon-5,Tuareg Silversmith Elhadji Koumama Opening Reception Friday June 12th 5pm - 6pm. Preview Thurs June 11th noon- 5pm, additional hours check our Native Facebook page for more details. Once a year Tuareg Silversmith Elhadji Koumama visits Native. The annual event is always well attended. H…

Smiles in the Sun & Snow - Sugar Skull Bracelets

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I found a few of these bracelets, fell in love with them and ordered tons. They just arrived in time to welcome the return of the sun with their smiling faces. These are so fun and really well made.I took a few quick pics in the melting snow and put them up on Native's Facebook page and people are loving them. I got the most likes, hits and shares on this post than a…

Photographng Items

Now that the Holidays are over, I am photographing more items for the website. I set up a little photo booth with diffused lights in the shop . I find it best to take a few test photos. Each item will be photographed from a few angles. I am striving to represent the colors and look and feel or the items, and so far so good. Most of Native's items are one-of-a-kind, and the variations of…