Thursday, December 9, 2010

More Holiday Gift Ideas for 2010

The clock is ticking for ordering gifts online but it's not too late to find something unusual or unique for your family and friends. For those who have loved ones in other cities or states, online shopping is a convenient way to have their gifts shipped directly to them, saving you time and a trip to the post office.

If you know someone who likes Southwestern art and decor, this authentic, hand made Native American pottery would make an excellent gift.

This first piece was made by Navajo Indians in the Four Corners region of Arizona, New Mexico, Utah and Colorado. It is a wedding vase with hand painted pueblo designs and real feather embellishments. This vase is also very affordable.

Native American Four Corners Traditionally Painted Wedding Vase Pottery

This next pot is so attractive and unique because of the crushed turquoise finish. The animal carvings and feathers add even more texture and visual appeal.

Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Turquoise Indian Pottery

This beautiful little pot is a creation of Navajo artists Kevin Williams and Jolinda Black of Shonto, Arizona. It is entirely hand coiled with hand made designs.

Navajo Hand Coiled Pine Pitch Pottery Indian Pottery

You can get a wholesale lot of gorgeous Mata Ortiz hand coiled pottery when you buy this set of six pots. Each one has a different shape and design. These pots make a stunning display when grouped together or you can hand them out individually. Get all six for only $299, or about $50 per pot.

Wholesale Lot of Mata Ortiz Hand Coiled Native Deluxe Pottery Set of Six

A great gift idea for the Southwestern art lover in your life is this pen and colored pencil sketch by Native American artist Frankie Nez, a full blooded Navajo from Arizona. This beautiful picture is the original sketch, not a print.

Original "Rainbow Dance" Navajo Pen & Colored Pencil Sketch by Native American artist Frankie Nez

This adorable, smiling Indian child was painted by Navajo artist Don Clark. It is a high quality canvas transfer in which a thick copy is taken from the original and is transferred to another canvas. The result is a stunning print that looks identical to the original.

Open Edition Canvas Transfer "Happiness of Youth" Indian Oil Painting by Don Clark

Kachina dolls are gifts given in hope of future abundance and good health. They have highly significant spiritual meaning for the Hopi people, representing everything from animals to abstract concepts. The Hopi were the original Kachina doll carvers, carving each one out of a single piece of cottonwood root. The Navajo also began making their own Kachina dolls with added leather, feathers, beads and turquoise. This colorful Sunface Kachina doll is Navajo made and signed on the bottom by the artist. A truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift, this collectible will grow in value over time.

Golf Trophy Kachina Doll Collection Sunface Kachina Doll Navajo Made Signed

Here is a set of three hand carved Kachina dolls by Navajo artist L. Multine. Each one is unique and painstakingly hand painted with beautiful native designs.

Set of Three Sculpted Miniature Native American Kachina Dolls

For more authentic Native American crafts including pottery, Kachina dolls, Navajo rugs and more, visit my Native American and Southwestern decor page.