bear and buffalo carved out of ironwood
Los Seris & The Story of Ironwood Carvings
July 29, 2019

The origins of ironwood, a perennial flowering tree of the Fabaceae family scientifically known as Olneya Tesota is interesting. Its roots are (literally) south of the border.

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Hopi kachinas, or katsinas, created by Native american carvers
Kachina or Katsina: The Hopi Carvings, Explained
March 21, 2019

The Hopi believe that everything has a spirit, and the Katsina are a visible form of those spirits. Katsina dancers embody this essence, and the dolls represent the dancers.

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Brightly painted copal wood carvings (alebrijes) from Mexico.
Mexican Wood Carvings: Wild Oaxacan Wonders
December 20, 2018

Brightly colored objects are a staple in the Southwestern United States and Mexico. Whether it’s brilliant Talavera pottery decorating the gardens…

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