Barbrie Jane Chavez's Profile

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The EARTHMOTHER COLLECTION (fondly called THE PEOPLE) is constructed of cedar wood, hair of wool roving, leather and fur, feathers, shell, turquoise and semiprecious stones. They have been sold in gift shops throughout the SW including The Albuquerque Museum, to vendors selling at pow wows in the east as well the the Smithsonian Gift Shows in Wash, DC. Commissioned by the Smithsonian, I produced the Collection for FOLKLIFE NEW MEXICO and PATHWAYS. I "pay tribute to my Cherokee heritage", both Grandmothers are Cherokee and married Irish&French. My ancestors and I KNOW my blood and I am not enrolled in a Federally recognized tribe. I have done Art in The Schools for 8 years and continue to this day to contribute time,materials and aid in creating for many children in the community, both mixed blood Native,Spanish and Mexican nationals. All creations are produced in the North Valley community of Alameda by the Rio Grande River north of…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 7
  • Joined March 13, 2007

Favorite materials

turquoise

About

The EARTHMOTHER COLLECTION (fondly called THE PEOPLE) is constructed of cedar wood, hair of wool roving, leather and fur, feathers, shell, turquoise and semiprecious stones. They have been sold in gift shops throughout the SW including The Albuquerque Museum, to vendors selling at pow wows in the east as well the the Smithsonian Gift Shows in Wash, DC. Commissioned by the Smithsonian, I produced the Collection for FOLKLIFE NEW MEXICO and PATHWAYS. I "pay tribute to my Cherokee heritage", both Grandmothers are Cherokee and married Irish&French. My ancestors and I KNOW my blood and I am not enrolled in a Federally recognized tribe. I have done Art in The Schools for 8 years and continue to this day to contribute time,materials and aid in creating for many children in the community, both mixed blood Native,Spanish and Mexican nationals. All creations are produced in the North Valley community of Alameda by the Rio Grande River north of Albuquerque, New Mexico. My house sits on an area that was a marketplace dating back to the 1400's as confirmed by archeology studies done by University of New Mexico. Pottery shards have been found that date back to 800 AD. The greatest respect and reverence is given to all the materials used in creating the Collection.
My vintage creations you will also find my private collection of 10x8 oval hand cut Austrian crystals from the 1930's. I have since been blessed to network with all the fantastic ETSY vendors selling vintage wares and stones. Thanks so much for visiting and may all creations add joy, beauty and peace to your life.

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