Thursday, March 10, 2016

Heard Museum's Indian Fair & Market


Last Saturday I attended the Heard Museum's Indian Fair and Market and discovered just how popular this event has become.  The crowds were so thick it was hard to see the items on display.  I did manage a handful of photos.  This piece of pottery impressed me.  It's from PAHPONEE of the Kickapoo & Potawatomi Nations.



And this necklace was extremely impressive and a big prize winner as you can see.

It was created by Charlene Sanchez Reano from San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico.




























Here is Charlene explaining to some guests how she uses shells, breaks them down into tiny pieces, polishes them and then sorts them by color.  The tiny pieces then get mounted together on a silver base to form the necklace.  Now that looks like labor intensive work.



And I saw Monte Yellow Bird, Sr. again.  Remember him from two years ago?

15 comments:

LOLfromPasa said...

The colours are so vibrant. I can easily see why it was busy there. I'd love it.

Steve Reed said...

That's a beautiful necklace. Definitely looks like a great place for photos!

Jacob said...

You do keep busy! I'd enjoy this place. That piece of pottery would look good in our living room!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It would be incredibly difficult to go home empty handed from here Sharon! Did you :)

William Kendall said...

The portrait shot's my favourite of these, Sharon.

VP said...

The first and the last shots are really great!

Halcyon said...

Such beautiful and intricate works!

RedPat said...

That necklace is a real show piece! Must weigh a ton though! ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Someone in V. is green. Totally green with envy... Fab shot of Monte Yellow Bird too, just look at the beadwork on his shirt...

cieldequimper said...

Someone in V. is green. Totally green with envy... Fab shot of Monte Yellow Bird too, just look at the beadwork on his shirt...

Catalyst said...

I have become rather fond of the modernist Indian (Native American) artists' work. Not so much of the traditional.

Lois said...

Everything is so beautiful. I love that necklace!

Bob Crowe said...

The buffalo horns could certainly snag something (although probably not my credit card). The necklace is fabulous. Who could wear it, and on what occasion?

Kate said...

What talent! Love the way you photographed the objects and the people. The pottery is fantastic!

Kathy said...

That is one gorgeous necklace!