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Native American Paintings, Prints & Maps

We sell a wide selection of original Native American Paintings, Native American Limited Edition Art Prints, Native American Sketches, Native American Drawings, Turquoise Maps & Postcards, and more that you can add to your personal art collection.

Paintings have been a part of society since prehistoric times. The first paintings were made about 40,000 years ago. They are the most ancient of the Native American arts, predating their arrival to the new world. Used to commemorate big hunts, storms, ceremonies, births, and deaths every painting told a story. They served the people as reminders of past events documenting their history. So, as to learn from the past in order to gain a better future paintings helped to facilitate oral traditions.

As societies developed paintings became expressions of hopeful thinking. Fertility sculptures were made by those who wished for children. Paintings of water and plants became symbols of a good harvest. Before the age of the written word sculptures and paintings were the means of communication sharing the thoughts, desires, and needs of the people with each other.

When the tribes made their way to the American Continents they became more nomadic and spiritual. The traditions of painting a sculpture drastically changed to fit the needs of the people. Painting styles became more stylized and abstract as painting was used mostly as a way to decorate Tipi's, ghost shirts, pottery, and artifacts. Sculptures were used in religious ceremonies. Totems and Kachina dolls were created to depict animal spirits and deities. Large statues and pictorial painting were rare for the American Indians. Each work of Indian Art had to be practical and transportable.

In the sixteenth century the Native Americans first encountered the Europeans and they were introduced to new art forms. Some of Indian adopted new painting techniques as they gained more and more interest in giving more realistic depictions of Native life. Of course many Indian artists held onto the old traditional more abstract images and symbols preserving them in their art for generations to come. Today many Native American artists express themselves and keep their old traditions alive through painting.

 

Welcome to Alltribes.com!

  We have been serving the Native American/Southwestern jewelry industry for many years, and we are the online leaders in Native American jewelry.  First time visitors on our website are probably wondering, just who we are, and what has made us so popular.  We are a wholesale dealer, who stands behind our products.  All of our products are genuine, including the Southwestern artifacts that we sell, as well as, our jewelry.  We believe in accurately representing our products. If you have any questions or concerns, whatsoever, please let us know.  We will be happy to clarify them for you.  Alltribes has received terrific reviews from all corners of the world.  We are known, as a trend-setter in the world of both Native American jewelry and fashion jewelry.  We remain committed to getting this information out to every Native American enthusiast out there. These are the principles that we represent.  Alltribes prides itself on its extensive collection of Native American jewelry, Kachina dolls, pottery and artifacts. We have never lost sight of the cultural impact that has been left by the American Southwest. It is especially, seen by the artworks that the Native Americans have left for all of us to view.  The Navajo, Hopi and Zuni tribes tell only a part of the legendary tales that defines the desert.  Alltribes is, also, at the front of the social media revolution. Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest are just some of the places that you can find high quality pictures, as well as, special discounts and savings on Alltribes’ jewelry.  We have come a long way from the days of yesteryear, when we first started out on our venture.  We can boast that Alltribes has been in the making for about, fifty-plus years. It began when our original owner sold his first two rings for $20.00, and, then, decided to make his mark on the industry by starting our business, Alltribes!  At one time, we had stores in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, but then, the internet came on the scene, and we made the change.  We therefore, converted over to our online stores, and the rest is history.

When you shop at Alltribes, you will find a vast array of jewelry.  We boast the largest collection of turquoise jewelry, which is genuine.  We deal with Sleeping Beauty and Kingman Turquoise, which is native to our area.  We purchase our stones directly from the miners, so that there is no middle man to deal with.  Then too, we also, can offer handmade jewelry pieces that can be made right here in our shop, in Gilbert, Arizona, by Native American Artists/silversmith that can design, customize and create.  We boast the largest selection of turquoise jewelry, silver jewelry and also, other gemstones with many of our designs.  We also, have an exquisite collection of jewelry pieces that includes, inlay rings, dangle earrings, pendants, belt buckles, watches and bolo ties.  Most of these pieces are formed with silver by our silversmith.  Alltribes’ focus is to create fashionable items for all walks of life.  We can create for the conservative or for the bold enthusiast.  We can guarantee that you will find something in the Alltribes’ collections that will help you make that special connection. Southwest and Native American jewelry has experienced a surge in popularity, over the last decade. For further information, please contact us, we will be happy to offer you our expertise and assist you!

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