Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jewelry at Canyon Overlook

As I regularly scour the Southwest in search of Native American arts to collect and for images worth recording, I often reflect historically on the century old words of legendary Santa Fe merchant J.S. Candelario who wrote in one of his catalogs, "Owing to the well known fact that the Indian goods will soon be a thing of the past, as the new generations are adopting our habits and abandoning those of their ancestors..."

It is very hard to predict what changes the next 100 years will bring, but what I recorded today on a lovely picnic outing to Canyon de Chelly suggests that in some respects times aren't a changing that much. I could not resist presenting this canyon view overlook photograph of a tidy beaded jewelry and sandstone art display in the Edward S. Curtis way. (click for enlargement)