Native American Pottery
Kachina House offers a vast selection of Native American pottery at all price ranges including Navajo, Horsehair, Pueblo, Storytellers and Wedding Vases. If you’ve been looking for Native American pottery pieces to complete your collection, then Kachina House is the place for you. As well as being Arizona’s largest distributor of Native American art and artifacts, Kachina House is Arizona’s premier store for all things Native American. We invite you to click around our online store; we believe we carry something for everyone. Our products are created by Native American Indians here in the southwestern United States. Our handbuilt pottery pieces are unique and beautiful examples of Native American art. We urge you to try to find another store that carries as many Native American products at the competitive prices you will find here.
If you study indigenous cultures throughout time, almost every society has had some sort of pottery they developed, especially if they were a farming culture. Some tribes that were primarily hunters did not make as much pottery. The tribes that farmed the land seemed to have more use for pots as storage vessels for water and seed for crops. Many of the Native American tribes used pottery years before the Europeans arrived; with the Europeans came more sophisticated ways to produce pottery and textiles.
As Native Americans were moved across the continent by the government they managed to take with them their pottery craft. Many of the tribes eventually lost their ability to craft native pottery as they were pushed further and further away from their original homes and the clay beds where they dug for materials for their pots. At the same time, the tribes that had excellent potters kept their craft and passed it down through generations, and those that were not let it fade away and other skill sets developed. The southwestern Indians seem to be the ones who have best preserved the craft of making pottery.
Various tribes had their own styles. The one thing the tribes had in common is that their pottery was all made by hand. Today there are Native Americans who are still making pottery by hand, though there are many who use ceramics molds. Some of the traditional artists have become well known, and their pots are prized possessions of collectors.
If you are planning a trip to the Sedona, AZ area we invite you to the Kachina House showroom/warehouse. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, or if you have any questions about our products, send us an email or give us a call at 866-587-0547, we look forward to hearing from you.