Yazzie's Indian Art was established when founders Raymond and Colina Yazzie opened up their first store on Hill Avenue (now part of the Gallup Court House) in Gallup, New Mexico, in the spring of 1994. Throughout the years, both Raymond and Colina have developed their reputation from their own unique craftsmanship work.
Today, Yazzie's Indian Art looks to offer the best of Native American art and jewelry to guest who seek authenticity. With many Native American artist that commute to the area, the city of Gallup and Yazzie's Indian Arts offer the best works from many tribes such as: Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, Pueblo, Cochiti, and Apache. The gallery showcases artists who specialize in Native arts ranging from: Larry Yazzie, Peterson Yazzie, Marie Yazzie, Freddy Leekya, Norbert Peshlakai, and Virginia Ballenger.
Colina started her work as a weaver where she learned from her mother at a young age. Living in Ganado, Arizona, she worked for Hubbell Trading Post where she accumulated much of her knowledge of Native American arts and the business.
Today, Colina's work consist of intricate bead work from earrings, bracelets and necklaces with their own unique approach of design.
Raymond C. Yazzie
Raymond is well known for his exquisite silversmith craftsmanship and inlaying capabilities. In 2014, the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York showcased Raymond and his siblings' silversmith work. The museum also included pieces from other Native artists and items from international collector's.
The Glittering World: Navajo Jewelry of the Yazzie Family by Lois Sherr Dubin, was made for the Yazzie family and has many more great detail of their craft and family background.
Yazzie's Indian Arts purchases the best and authentic silversmith or artistic works from the local tribes. There are many talented Native Americans who reside in or around Gallup, New Mexico that sell there pieces to us and other dealers in the area.
All Native jewelry and arts are displayed beautifully in our gallery. We do our best to gather as much information of the artist and the piece.