Within the Zuni community, fetishes were used throughout recorded history for ceremonial purposes. Fetishes are believed to hold powers and protect from various problems of mind or body.
Wisdom, hope, and tranquility are just a few beliefs associated with turquoise, also known as Skystone, which gets the name from Native American lore.
Early Native American jewelry (pre-1930’s) was usually hand forged from hand-made, hand-poured ingots.
Mike Bird-Romero is an accomplished jeweler known for his technical mastery, innovation, and respect for historical techniques and designs.
Since 1974, we have hosted the nation’s foremost artists and authorities, bringing the richness and knowledge of Native American culture to our city.
Browse the extensive list of artists we have worked with during our 45+ years in business, and take a look at our visual history or mailers, show invitations, and news articles.
On a recent buying trip, we had the opportunity to spend some time with Navajo metalsmith Norbert Peshlakai in his Gallup studio. Norbert is known for his intricate stamp work and creative expressions in silver. He uses concrete nails to make his own unique stamps, creating an imaginative style unlike any other metalsmith.
Snapshots from our travels to this year’s SWAIA Indian Market and The Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe. Aaron…
“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave”. -Native American Proverb Mike Bird-Romero I first became acquainted with…
Some students from Winchester Thurston Preschool stopped by Four Winds Gallery one afternoon and spoke with the owner, John…