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To preserve and protect the art of the Navajo silversmith. To help other aspiring craftsmen and women to learn and develop the art.

To preserve and protect the art of the Navajo silversmith. To help other aspiring craftsmen and women to learn and develop the art. Read more

Provo, UT Crafts
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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 26, 2012.

To preserve and protect the art of the Navajo silversmith. To help other aspiring craftsmen and women to learn and develop the art.

Provo, UT Crafts
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Tyrone Whitehorse
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Tyrone Whitehorse

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The Navajo, or Diné as they call themselves, have been known for their handmade arts and crafts. From handwoven woolen rugs, baskets, moccasins; perhaps none are more widely known than the silver and turquoise jewelry. As beautiful as this art is, there are few Navajos who are learning the craft today. Many of the master craftsmen and women are of the baby boomer or older generations. My desire is to help teach and keep this traditional art form alive among the youth of today so that it survives a new generation.This would include the creation of traditional and contemporary pieces and the instruction to willing apprentices.

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    Pictures of a project in detail describing the steps to make it. A thank you card and a hand made necklace pendant made by a Navajo craftsman and his or her story.

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    Pictures of a project in detail describing the steps to make it. A thank you card and a handmade Navajo squash blossom necklace made by a Navajo Craftsman and his or her story.

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- (30 days)