Native Americans have been making art in New Mexico for many hundreds of years. The most rudimentary forms of weaving in the area date back to around 700AD and the Pueblo people, who in the 1600s are believed to have taught the Navajo their skills.
The different tribes have their different specialties, with the Zuni hand-crafting inlaid jewelry, the Dine weaving intricate rugs, and the Hopi Pueblo carving “kachinas,” dolls that represent varying spiritual beings. Pueblo Indian pottery is another art form that has local roots; today’s pottery-makers still use traditional age-old tools. All of these crafts and traditions have been handed down from generation to generation to ensure their preservation.
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