Monday, October 29, 2007

Gold hits new highs

I know we wrote about this before but there is news.

According to AFP, Gold is closing in on $800 per ounce. This is the highest price since the early 1980s.

Gold prices are up about one-third over just the last year.

What does this have to do with tribal art?

Well, if you are a buyer of jewelry, and Native American jewelry in particular, you would be well served to look up the people you normally buy from and see if they have raised their prices to reflect the increase in gold value. (And where gold goes, silver is sure to follow.)

If they have not, you could be looking at some real bargains.

For example, at, we have a number of gold and silver pieces that are priced at the same level they were at five years ago.

If you are interested, take a look now. At the rate it is going, the replacement cost may force us to raise prices soon.

Visit our Native American Indian jewelry site soon. The holidays are coming.

PS: We'll ship any order for $100 or more via USPS Priority mail at our our expense. Insurance will be at cost.

Thank you for your attention

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Saving the Jaguar. You can help.

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper, the jaguar, a predatory cat of Central and North America, is in a threatened species state.

A new organization called the Northern Jaguar Project is raising funds to purchase a 30,000 acre ranch in northern Mexico, which is an important part of the jaguar range and is currently owned by a man who says he personally shot many of the creatures when he found them on his land.

For more information about the Northern Jaguar Project, go to


The writer realizes this is not 100% on topic for Tribal Art. But I feel that many of the people who admire tribal art would be interested in this exotic creature and these attempts to stabilize their population.

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Delbert ChargingCrow carvings are ready for you

Whilst in New Mexico in August, we uncovered a cache of beautiful Delbert ChargingCrow carvings in the fetish tradition. We have just completed posting them Delbert's pages at ZuniLink. Some of our favorites are a slim, supple and subtle lizard carving in pale pipestone.
Then there is this double eagle in pipestone.
For a change of pace, Delbert carved a mule (or donkey) from one of his favorite materials, slate.
How about this horse in pink and white marble?

Delbert is a Lakota Sioux and very spiritual person. We are thrilled to have more of his carvings to share with our loyal customers.

But his pieces tend to move out fast. So hesitate at your own risk.