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?