A U T H E N T I C & B E A U T I F U L
Photography & Text by C. Whitney-Ward
This life-size sculpture greets you at the door. And when you look up and around you realize that you have just stepped into a very special place - filled with stunning Native American jewelry, pottery and weavings - not to mention gorgeous vintage boots.
"I think that this is an elegant store, says owner Ira Clark below with Rita Iringan, the stores resident Navajo artist. "It's a cross between an old trading post and an upscale gallery."
And that's exactly what you feel when you wander around and peek into the beautiful old glass cases, filled with vintage and contemporary wonders consigned by private traders and collectors.
Ira was the Director of Shush Yaz, the legendary Santa Fe Native American Gallery that closed in 2007. He opened Traders' Collection the following year to continue the relationship with the galleries long-time consignment customers.
Tucked into a corner of the store is the LYN A. FOX - Fine Pueblo Pottery Collection.
Here you'll find authentic, historic and traditional-made Indian pottery from the Northern pueblos of New Mexico. It's like finding a diminutive museum where the curator has chosen each piece for its' diverse and beautiful form.
T R A D E R S' C O L L E C T I O N
219 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM
L Y N A. F O X
Fine Pueblo Pottery