YA 'AT 'EEH
to the next generation of Native American Silversmiths.
Woody & Margaret Tsosie from Chinle, Arizona home to Canyon de
Chelly. We established our business in 1987. The base of
our talent comes from very traditional families on both our sides.
was taught by his grandfather who was also a traditional Medicine
Man. After the passing of his grandfather he taught himself
the rest of the trade. Margaret was taught by her father, who
was also one of the original 29 Navajo code Talkers who developed a
code that helped us and our allies win the war. We are working
on building a shop, but in the meantime we work from our home.
is to try and stay with the traditional styles. However, with
the changing times we have added a few contemporary pieces. We
start by first cutting the stone, then polishing, cutting the silver
and shaping the piece. We also do TUFA and SAND CASTING.
All our pieces are Sterling Silver.
other artists we do not follow any stencils. We will start out
with a light sketch on a piece of silver plate and then will saw out
an intricate design. These designs may include hogans, canyon
walls, ruins, livestock, and all things that one would see on the
quality art it takes time and patience to finish a single piece.
A piece can take hours or even days to complete, but the wait is
worth it because once the final piece is done the intricate detail
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