handcrafted gifts come from the hearts of our talented artists.
They represent the cultural spectrum of New Mexico and their works
reflect its unique heritage. Fetishes, for example, are small, carved
stone animals. They are used by Native American tribes throughout
the Southwest and bring the qualities of the animal's inner spirit
to its owner. A number of our artists are inspired by traditional
themes and ideas, but interpret them in new ways, such as painted
and decorated gourds. Each of these gifts is something special,
a reminder of the region's timelessness.