20 Outstanding Pieces Of Art At The 92nd ‘Indian Market’

For the 92nd year, Indian Market—the most prestigious Native art market in the globe and the largest cultural happening in the Southwest—took over Santa Fe with an assemblage of over 1000 artists featuring and selling their wares. Here are some of this year’s most eye-catching pieces:

1. These lovely license plate cuffs by Wayne Nez Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Navajo)

2. This behemoth bolo tie by Ric Charlie (Navajo/Diné)

3. These dope drums by Dallin Maybee (Arapaho/Seneca)

4. These sexy silver press-on nails by Jeralyn Lujan Lucero (Taos Pueblo)

5. This titillating tank top by Mercedes Jack (Tlingit)

6. These sharp-shooting stickers by Lawrence Santiago (Coushatta)

7. This beaded buffalo by Anna Sarracino (Zuni Pueblo)


8. This beautimous blown glass jackalope skull by Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo)

9. This stare-tastic painting by Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw)

10. This gnarly Godzilla by Mary Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo)

11. This charming chapeau by Dyanni Smith Hamilton-Youngbird (Navajo/Diné)

12. This awesome alabaster lowrider by Oreland Joe (Ute/Navajo)

13. These must-have moccasins by Myron Gonzales (Jemez/San Ildefonso Pueblo)

14. These digital dodems by Stephen Wall (Chippewa)


15. This macho machete sheath by Derek T. Big Day (Crow)

16. This edgy Etch-A-Sketch by Shonto Begay (Navajo/Diné)

17. This Powerpuff pastiche by 14-tear-old Dominique Arano (Santo Domingo/Cochiti)

18. These bodacious buckles by Marcus Amerman (Choctaw)

19. This rockin’ rawhide drum set by Alex Maldonado (Yaqui)

20. This too hot for Indian Market tableau by Ricardo Lee Caté (Santo Domingo Pueblo)

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