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