Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tribal Art - What's authentic and Why it matters

This embedded video features Tony Eriacho, Zuni artist and Indian Art authenticity activist, who talks about issues of authentic Indian art and their ramifications. Tony is a friend and trusted authority. I think the video is worth 8 minutes of your time.

We at Aboriginals: Art of the First Person have been members of the Indian Arts and crafts Association for 20 years and are strong believers in the principles that Tony advocates. We apply them to every thing we offer at ZuniLink, Native-JewelryLink, Native-PotteryLink and TribalWorks.

We invite your inspection and your questions.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Tribal Art - New Orleans Museum offers overview of African Art

Tribal Works offers this from JacarandaTribal, a blog with a special expertise in African tribal art that we follow -

African Art from the Permanent Collection
Tuesday, April 28, 6-8 p.m.
Curator of African Art William Fagaly will use the Museum's collection to provide educators with a general overview of the arts of
Africa. The objects in the galleries will help to shed light on the religious, social and artistic background of each culture represented. Overall themes within the collection will be highlighted, allowing educators to present the material to their students with ease. Education staff also will discuss classroom activities and suggestions for incorporating African art into a variety of curricula.

Thanks Jacaranda.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tribal Art - Aboriginals granted full membership in the ATADA

Aboriginals : Art of the First Person, operators of web sites at ZuniLink.com, Native-JewelryLink.com, Native-PotteryLink.com and TribalWorks.com, has been admitted to full membership in the prestigious Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association (ATADA).

ATADA has a rigorous code of ethics concerning business practices and representations of items offered for sale. The organization, however, recognizes that the most effect program to prevent misleading representation and the sale of fakes is an educated public. ATADA supports efforts to provide potential buyers with information and awareness they need to make wise purchases.

The organization also sponsors a Theft Alert program which publicizes art and antique items that have been reported as stolen.
This program makes it almost impossible to sell stolen art to dealers and difficult to keep it where any knowledgable dealer or collector will see it. It has resulted in numerous stolen items being returned to their rightful owners.

Aboriginals and its allied web sites are proud to be members of ATADA and to be devoted to the principles and standards of the organization.

For more information about ATADA , visit their web site at www.atada.org

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Tribal Art - Native American Indian jewelry being shipped to Australia

We are in the process of packing up a shipment of Native American jewelry to go to a shop in Orange, NSW, Australia that has decided to offer this genre of jewelry to its customers.

We are always excited when others in the Tribal Arts. Native jewelry and allied fields believe in the works we offer and place their trust in us to deliver authentic, quality items of Tribal Art.
The name of the store is Earth Spirit - Natures Clothing and Giftware. If you are in or near Orange, Australia, please look them up and say hello.

For examples of the type of products that Earth Spirit will offer, check out our U. S. based Web site