November 29, 2010 on 5:08 pm
Curtis Bitsui bow and arrows for sale online are one of the true Native American bows that continue to be made with real deer skin leather by a Navajo Indian. Bows, quivers and arrows are all made by hand using buckskin with hand stitching and braiding, representing traditional handcrafted Indian artifacts. Many of Curtis’ bow and quiver sets also have genuine red fox or coyote fur as well as real glass beads and prayer feathers.
Curtis Bitsui is a great example of a modern Native American Navajo who is trying to preserve his Native heritage while working in the modern twenty first century world. Keeping the traditional hogan, and living in New Mexico, the Navajo reservation is a big part of his life. Working with other Navajo Curtis has impacted many lives with his example of determination and strong work ethic. Becoming a leader among his people he offers hand crafted Indian crafts that have become sought after around the world and he is passing on the knowledge he has learned to his son.
Native American bows and arrows by Curtis Bitsui are for sale on our website and are decidedly a cut above the knock-off from China. Made specially for rustic home decor, they are copied by others for their rich classic look, but these bows are made by an authentic American Indian in the the United States and you can tell. Attention to detail is paramount. Great care is taken to skillfully create each bow for a treasure that will last.
Custis Bitsui Navajo bows are beautiful for southwest style home decorating as well as western decor and Native American wall decor. Choose from the classic peace bow with crossed arrows, the symbol of protection or an Indian bow quiver set with deerskin fringe and animal fur. Perfect for rustic wall hangings, his bows look great on any wall.
Curtis’ American Indian bows are available in a variety of colors, the most popular being the classic gold and the antiqued old style bows. The antiquing process gives the vintage old style look of use and wear. It is a very nice addition to rustic decor and instantly becomes a focal point and conversation piece in the room.
Mission Del Rey also offers discounts to our free buyers club members through our monthly newsletter. Members can use their monthly coupon code for as discount during checkout and we also offer a trade discount to merchants who register their business for wholesale. So if you want to buy Curtis Bitsui bows and arrows or other Indian crafts wholesale or just want a discount Native American bow to hang on your wall or give as a special gift, you can do that.
See our full selection of Curtis Bitsui bow and arrows as well as quivers, tomahawks and dream catchers.
November 23, 2010 on 8:10 pm
Native American art takes many forms and tells the relation of the artist to the earth. As with artists anywhere, the Indian artist seeks to communicate his or her ideas to others through art. This interpretation can be realistic or abstract, or anywhere in between. Many artists living on reservations seek to create their work in a specific style. This helps to keep it in the framework and identifies it as Native American art. By doing so, they make Indian art distinctive and recognizable.
Appreciation of Native American art has been developing for many centuries. Early tourists to the American Southwest were eager to buy rugs and pottery made by Navajo and Zuni artists. Over the years, this proud artistic tradition has flowered and expanded. Many Native American artists work to create unique and original works of art. Well known for their skilled carving is a group of Indians known as the Inuit. They often use walrus ivory for their work, and a reflection of life near the ocean is often present in their work. Northwest Indians are known for their skill in crafting masks and totem poles. Drums, pipes and lances were produced by the Plains Indians. Helping to complete your decor needs, these traditional items will be a welcome addition.
When a decision is made to begin a collection of Native American art, the only trouble will be deciding where to begin. Your best bet when collecting is to focus on an element of Indian art that holds your interest. A wonderful way to begin a collection is to buy many different baskets from different tribes. A Native American basket collection can be a fascinating addition to your home due to the wide range of sizes, materials, and construction methods used. Modern baskets can even be part of a collection of antique ones, linking the present and the past.
Adding Native American art to your home will help to make your western or rustic decor more complete. A few randomly selected items, such as a horse hair pot, a headdress, a decorated warrior’s war shirt, or a large dream catcher can really bring the ambiance of the Indian into your home. It would be a good idea to stay with pieces created by Native Americans when searching for Indian art. This will assure you that centuries of cultural tradition help to make the piece you are adding. Native American art on the wall, table, mantle, or floor will help to unify your home as well. Some will want to add a variety of pieces while others may prefer to stay with an individual artist or tribe. No matter which method you choose in collecting, it cannot be denied that this art work will enliven and personalize your home.
November 3, 2010 on 7:32 pm
Native American rugs can range in cost from an average price to very expensive. This is due to the hand woven quality. However, the weavers making the rugs are shrinking in number because the younger generation has other outside interests and the rug making process is becoming obsolete. The availability of cheaper store bought rugs has hindered the popularity of these tribal works of art as well.
The weaving of Navajo Native American rugs and blankets is the best known type of textile art available in North America. The level of craftsmanship and attention to detail are impeccable and typically, they are extremely pricey. The rugs are still made in the traditional way in the southwestern United States as well as in many parts of Mexico. The artisans kneel down in front of a loom made of wood, and they weave colored threads using a shuttle. Many intricate and impressive geometric designs are formed. The original Native American rugs are made of hand spun cotton thread. Later on, they shifted to weaving with wool when domestic sheep were introduced by the Spanish. The Navajo designs are only one type of the many impressive Native American rugs that can be found.
Finger weaving is another interesting method done in crafting Native American rugs. This major method has been used for hundreds of years and up to this day, immaculate finger woven Native American rugs are created by many tribes such as the Tlingit people known as chilkat. The iconic Seminole sash is another popular pattern which is woven in this method. Another essential area of the textile art of Native Americans is found in their creative patchwork.
Quilting which was taken from Europeans, was given a new kind of energy with their skilled craftsmanship although they had their own methods of making textiles. Star quilts are something they are known for as well. Many other designs also still exist but modern times and mass production, as well as a fast paced life, has greatly impacted this tradition. By teaching the younger generation, many older Native American artists are still trying to keep this art alive.
It is getting more difficult to find many of those resilient weavers that use the old traditions of hand weaving Native American rugs today. The prices could sky rocket due to the very exclusive and the difficult time to work on these rugs. Rugs that are vintage can cost more. And sadly, only a small percent of the younger generations of Native Americans will study the intricate art of rug weaving.
It would be a perfectly good investment for those who desire to get an exclusive design that exudes the Native American culture. Though this would not be for general use, but rather, a more ornamental and decorative piece, it would be great if more people come to recognize the ancient and slowly withering tradition of Native American rugs.
November 2, 2010 on 10:07 pm
The triumph of the Native American culture is a true testament to its strong artistic and social elements. The power of Native American history is seen today in a simple musical instrument, the flute.
There are numerous books that can provide you with information on the subject and many web sites that offer essential information. Native American history shows a people with a very rich and diverse culture. They have many artifacts that show the richness of their culture throughout their societies which are known as tribes. Brought forth in their artistic creations and musical devices, the true Native spirit and their affinity for their environment is demonstrated. The Native American flute is a prime example of this. These tribal people have shown a connection to their roots and to nature as well as to one another through their creative diversity.
Native American history has risen in strength to continue its heritage. Introduced by the use of the flute, many of its art forms are still present and alive through dances and songs. However, modernization is a double edged sword. Yes, modern knowledge is all important but it is of necessity that the cherished rich traditions, culture and art forms stay intact for the important heritage of Native Americans. The music of the flute can take us to times of long ago as well as enlighten our path today. Its sound can touch you to the core of your very being.
Luckily, many Native Americans are still trying their best to hold to the old traditions. This is displayed through both music and dance. A true celebration of the Native way of life is shown in the pow wow of today. The spell binding music of the ancient flute has been not been infused with the modern styles of today. Its comforting sound has remained the same. As we share in the richness of the culture today, the historical value of Native American history continues. As long as people continue to appreciate the ancient form of saturating the world with the magical sound of the beloved flute, it will continue to prosper. There is a magic type of feeling about Native American flutes. Music played on a Native flute has a real spell binding and calming affect on the spirit.