A Guide to Buying Native American Arts and Crafts

Apache Crown Dancers

My friend Mark Bahti has posted an excellent guide to buying Native American arts and crafts. Mark operates Bahti Indian Arts, which was founded by his father, Tom.

Mark says: Visitors to any of Arizona’s 22 tribes have a wonderful opportunity to buy handmade work directly from the artist or from an Indian entrepreneur.

But is it Indian? Or handmade? How to tell?

Mark notes: Misrepresenting goods as Indian-handmade is a federal offense so more reliable shops will not do so.


Photo: Apache crown dancers Credit: Arizona Historical Society

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I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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