Monday, February 27, 2006

Southwest Indian Art Fair

The 12th annual Southwest Indian Art Fair was held Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 25 and 26, at the Arizona State Museum on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson. AMAZING !!

This is a work by Ben Nighthorse Campbell, artist and congressman, on display in the Arizona State Museum at the University of Arizona.

The pot on the left had a price tag of $200. It was so perfect I would have paid that price without a second thought, but it's really out of my budget.

All kinds of stuff was on display.

I really wanted to get the weaver -- a Zapetec Indian from Oaxaca, Mexico -- in the shot of this loom, but he was off somewhere taking a break. On the loom you can see a couple of hours worth of work.

This ceramic canteen was priced at $5,000.

These are White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers from White River, performing traditional dances, which are very spiritual in nature as they seek blessings from above. Atheism is an anathema to the Apache, explained the elder who stands in the back with arms folded, wearing a dark vest. His name is Edgar Perry. The drummer/singer beside him created a marvelous effect for this dance.

Some Native Americans watch the Apache dancers. Indians have the best hair!

Darn, I wish I had known about that event - it sounds wonderful! Am glad you shared the info and terrific photos, Chronicler...
I kinda stumbled upon it. Didn't even know it was there. Supposed to be a much larger one in Phoenix next week, I think.
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