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Ornament Marketplace

Enhance your holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of various ornaments in different art forms, priced for every budget, for yourself or for unique holiday gifts.

Featured artist, Alvin Thompson (Navajo) has created 30 limited edition signature ornaments (pictured at right) for this year’s Ornament Marketplace. Thompson chose his signature bear design in sterling silver with a stamped heart line. He has also incorporated a stunning piece of Sleeping Beauty turquoise to complete each signature ornament. The ornament measures 2 1/8 inches long x 3 inches wide. The signature ornament will go on sale at 9:30 a.m. on the first day of Ornament Marketplace, Friday, Nov. 24, for $175 each, first come, first served.

About Alvin Thompson

Alvin Thompson (b. 1955) is a traditional Navajo jeweler who specializes in sand casting. He was born in Winslow, AZ and raised in the community of Seba Dalkai, AZ on the Navajo Reservation. He credits his sister, Lula, with introducing him to the sand casting technique.

Admission to the Heard Museum Shop is always free (museum admission additional).

2017 Signature Ornament by Alvin Thompson (Navajo)

2017 Signature ornament by Alvin Thompson (Navajo). Sterling silver, Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Limited edition of 30. $175 each.

Event Details

November 24 – 26, 2017
Friday – Sunday

Mondays through Saturdays
9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free

Museum Shop

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Ornaments will be available through the holiday season but supplies are limited so shop early for the best selection.