A fascinating new website has been launched to explore the history and mystery of Native American artwork. The website highlights the major milestones in the evolution of Native American Indian art of the Southwest and explores the connection between history and today’s culture from basket weaving to jewelry styles with each piece of art illustrative of complex indigenous people.
As with all social history throughout the world, Native American history developed over thousands of years with art playing a crucial role in the development of their civilizations through time.
Art has always been a factor in daily life and spiritual belief from the Navajo and Hopi to the Plains Indians and is expressed through several types of materials featuring imagery and symbols.
Those distinctive symbols have a deep connection with spirituality and Mother Nature with an expressive art that has literally been a way of life for Native Americans. Starting off with cave painting, stonework and earthenware thousands of years ago evolving from rocks and feathers to cloth, clay, turquoise, silver, glass and fabric.
Click on Native American Art History: A cultural experience to visit the website.