The City Different is full of rich local culture dating back to almost a thousand years ago. There are many ways you can experience this unique culture in the form of architecture, art, and food, and you can even take a piece of it home. Local vendors handcraft and sell Santa Fe Native American Jewelry at several spots around town. We give you the lowdown on the best places to browse and buy so you can make sure that your purchase is authentic.
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Discover the Most Beautiful Santa Fe Native American Jewelry
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian details the history and showcases the art from the area. While the museum shop is a great place to discover and buy Native American jewelry in Santa Fe, the exhibits are simply fantastic. A rotating collection of features flow through the building, highlighting various forms like beadwork and earrings.
After you tour the museum, stop by the Case Trading Post shop. It’s a replica of a Navajo trading building and features vintage and contemporary Native American pieces from hundreds of artists. You can also browse their selection online as well as read biographies of the featured artists. You can feel confident when you buy from The Case Trading Post that you are purchasing authentic, handcrafted jewelry by local Native Americans.
Native American Vendors Program of the Palace of the Governors
Another great place to peruse collections of Santa Fe Native American jewelry is the long portal in front of the Palace of the Governors. The famous structure houses the New Mexico Museum of History, which chronicles the Land of Enchantment’s rich past. The Native American Vendors Program licenses about 1,000 artists to sell their goods in the portal. The application process for the license is strict and thorough to ensure the authenticity of the materials and the quality of the artists’ work. Feel free to browse the tables and chat with the vendors, who are more than happy to discuss their work!
Santa Fe Plaza
Santa Fe Plaza is one of Santa Fe’s most popular shopping destinations, and for a good reason. This historic district lies in the heart of New Mexico’s capital city and features many incredible shops in a beautiful setting. Visit Malouf on the Plaza to see their selection of jewelry from Native American artists. You can feel confident that the materials used are authentic, and the jewelry comes from local and Native American artists. Just one block away is Ortega’s on the Plaza. This iconic place to find Santa Fe Native American jewelry features over 100 artists, many of whom are award-winning and featured in museums around the country. Both of these shops are just a 10-minute walk from your room at El Farolito!
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Start planning your Santa Fe getaway by booking one of our beautiful rooms at El Farolito Inn. Our accommodations feature locally made furnishings and authentic Southwestern art. We are only 15 minutes from the heart of town, so you can walk to all of the famous landmarks that make our city so special. We also serve a delicious complimentary breakfast every morning, so you can fuel yourself up for a day of exploring!
Book your room at El Farolito Inn today, and get ready for the ultimate Santa Fe vacation. We look forward to welcoming you to the Land of Enchantment.