You may have noticed that I have an affinity for indigenous art and handcrafts. It seems like anywhere we go, I'm able to scout some out. Well, it took a five and half hour trip outside of Vegas right into Arizona, but we discovered a seriously beautiful collection of handcrafts in the century old Hopi House Gallery. A 100 year old gift shop, yes please.
The intricately loomed rugs were my favorite finds in the Hopi House Gallery. Some were partially completed and still on the rustic loom to exhibit the countless hours it takes to create them. I loved the pottery too and found a piece which looked very similar to a pot I inherited from my Aunt. Seeing how expensive it was, I'll be treating it with even more respect from now on (well out of reach of little hands). I'm always very nervous to take photos inside of gift shops because having worked in one, I know that's usually frowned upon. This was such a cool spot though, I somewhat covertly snapped a few shots to share here. I hope you enjoy them. The next time we visit, I hope I'll have enough savings to buy a rug instead of the loomed coaster we took home with us!