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Tigua Indian Pottery & Drum Painting

Tigua Indian Pottery & Drum PaintingYsleta Del Sur Pueblo-Tigua Indian Pottery is becoming very rare with only two artists remaining who continue the traditional painted pottery which is created without pencil lines or templates. Their traditional weavings have already ceased as the modern Tigua are influenced by outside cultures. If you have an opportunity to own a piece of authentic Native American Tigua pottery you are in good company with collectors of pueblo pottery who include both President’s Bush and Clinton as well as many other dignitaries.

Who Are the Tigua Indians? The Tigua Indians are one of the Puebloan tribes and the only one located in Texas. The Pueblo Indians are made up of 22 tribes still in existence in the southwest, twenty in New Mexico and one in Arizona as well as the Tigua or Ysleta Del Sur located just east of El Paso, TX. About 50 earlier Pueblo tribes are now extinct. All the Puebloan tribes had similar ways of life but different languages and so were grouped under the title of Pueblo Indians. Their name, Pueblo, coming from the Spanish meaning village is a reference to how they lived in Pueblos, an image now synonymous with southwest decor. Acoma pueblo is the oldest continually inhabited village in the southwest. One of the largest of the original pueblos was Gran Quivera, started about 800 AD, located south of present day Albuquerque. From here the Isleta tribe, who spoke Tiwa migrated south to their present El Paso location as a result of 1680 Pueblo revolt. They named their new pueblo Ysleta Del Sur where they speak Tigua. As such the Tigua Indians are a part of a rich culture who still survive and preserve their National heritage through traditional ceremonies and handcrafts.

The Tigua Indians were thought by some to be extinct in the 1930’s. But tribal leaders began to rally the people and to express themselves as a people, laying claim to the land they had lost as a result of their land grant from Spain not being honored. As late as 1968 the State of Texas finally officially recognized the Tigua as a tribe and President Lyndon Johnson also recognized the Tigua as a Nation by signing an act of congress which made their remaining land a reservation. Today, the Tigua still live on their land.

Who Are The Tigua Artists? We are always looking for ways to help Indigenous people as we have from the beginning with the Tarahumara Indians. We had the pleasure of meeting Albert Alvidrez, the former Governor of the Tigua tribe by introduction by an aquanitance in El Paso, TX. Albert is a registered member of the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo-Tigua Indian Reservation and served as Governor for nine consecutive terms. Albert is also one of only two remaining Tigua potters, his Mother Yolanda being the second. Both Albert and Yolanda are warm and friendly people with a desire to see their people’s heritage continued. Similar in style to Mata Ortiz pottery, Tigua pottery will be lost if not preserved.

During a visit to speak with Albert about Mission Del Rey helping make their pottery available, we also had a chance to participate in one of the tribes traditional dances. It gave us a personal appreciation for the culture and a desire to share their rich heritage with others. We will be helping advance the Tigua pottery craft and it is a real honor to be able to help continue such an ancient art. We feel a deep sense of responsibility in helping to preserve it for future generations. With your help we can raise awareness and would like to see a revival of the traditional crafts among the younger members of the tribe, but for now Albert and Yolanda are the only remaining potters of the historic Tigua Indians.

"It is important for tribal communities to preserve their traditional crafts and cultural practices. In this modern world we live in, one must hold on to our unique identity and heritage. Our tribal communities have struggled for many generations, and our forefathers and their forefathers, fought to preserve our heritage, it is important that we not let it die. Our works of art are beautiful, religious and spiritual expressions that will heal and bring communities of various origins together." –Albert Alvidrez



Indian Painted Shield Christmas Ornament 3" -3 Set  (o6)
Native American Southwest Pottery Vase 4.5"
Tigua Indian Pueblo Hand Painted Bowl 7.5"x3.5" -Rain Bird  (T35)
Indian Painted Shield Christmas Ornament 3" -3 Set (o6)

This is a special set of 3 Indian hand painted leather shield Christmas ornaments.
Price: $69.95October Sale Price $49.95
Native American Southwest Pottery Vase 4.5"

This is a beautiful hand painted Tigua Indian pottery vase.
Price: $149.95October Sale Price $79.95
Tigua Indian Pueblo Hand Painted Bowl 7.5"x3.5" -Rain Bird (T35)

Decorative hand painted Native American Tigua Indian pottery.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Wedding Vase - Kokopelli 4.5" (ag)
Southwest Tigua Indian Vase - Feather (aa)
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Desert Quail 4" (z)
Southwest Tigua Indian Wedding Vase - Kokopelli 4.5" (ag)

This is a unique hand painted piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $149.95October Sale Price $79.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Vase - Feather (aa)

This interesting and unique piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $69.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Desert Quail 4" (z)

This interesting and unique piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $79.95October Sale Price $42.95
Native American Indian Pueblo Tigua Vase -Kokopelli  (ab)
Southwest Tigua Indian Wedding Vase - Rainbird 8" (y)
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Wedding Vase 5"x5" (n)
Native American Indian Pueblo Tigua Vase -Kokopelli (ab)

This is an authentic piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pueblo Pottery.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $129.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Wedding Vase - Rainbird 8" (y)

This interesting and unique wedding vase of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $159.95October Sale Price $89.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Wedding Vase 5"x5" (n)

This interesting and unique piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $139.99October Sale Price $69.95
Tigua Indian Pottery Bowl -w/ Fetish Bear 7"x3" (v)
American Indian Pottery Bowl -Hopi Sun 7"x3" (w)
Native American Pottery Tigua Wind Bell -Brave  (106)
Tigua Indian Pottery Bowl -w/ Fetish Bear 7"x3" (v)

This unique piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
American Indian Pottery Bowl -Hopi Sun 7"x3" (w)

This interesting and unique piece of Native American Tigua Indian Pottery. 7" x 3"
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
Native American Pottery Tigua Wind Bell -Brave (106)

Tigua Pueblo ceramic clay pottery wind bell with hand painted Indian art.
Price: $129.95October Sale Price $69.95
Native American Pottery Tigua Wind Chime -Maiden  (107)
Tigua Indian Pottery Vase 7"x5" -Sun Face  (J)
Southwest Navajo Indian Pottery 7.5" -Fetish Bear  (52)
Native American Pottery Tigua Wind Chime -Maiden (107)

Tigua Pueblo ceramic clay pottery wind bell with hand painted Indian art.
Price: $129.95October Sale Price $69.95
Tigua Indian Pottery Vase 7"x5" -Sun Face (J)

Hand painted Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $189.95October Sale Price $139.95
Southwest Navajo Indian Pottery 7.5" -Fetish Bear (52)

Navajo Indian black on black pottery bear.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $69.95
Native American Tigua Indian Pottery Vase 5"   (ae)
Pueblo Indian Tigua Pottery Vase 4.5x4" -Turtle (150)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Vase 4.25" (k)
Native American Tigua Indian Pottery Vase 5" (ae)

Hand painted Native American Tigua Indian pottery vase.
Price: $149.95October Sale Price $79.95
Pueblo Indian Tigua Pottery Vase 4.5x4" -Turtle (150)

Tigua Indian pottery vase made by hand.
Price: $119.95October Sale Price $69.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Vase 4.25" (k)

This interesting and unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $69.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Indian Vase 4" (L)
Tigua Indian Seed Pot -Hopi Sun Face 3" (m)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Wedding Vase 4.5" (o)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Indian Vase 4" (L)

This interesting and unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $119.95October Sale Price $59.95
Tigua Indian Seed Pot -Hopi Sun Face 3" (m)

Unique Pueblo Indian Pottery seed pot with Hopi sun face.
Price: $149.95October Sale Price $79.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Wedding Vase 4.5" (o)

This interesting and unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $79.95
Tigua Indian Pueblo Clay Pottery Vase 4x4"  (59)
Pueblo Indian Clay Pottery Vase 7.5"  -Fetish Bear  (q)
Tigua Indian Clay Pottery Bear 5.5x3.5  (r)
Tigua Indian Pueblo Clay Pottery Vase 4x4" (59)

Tigua Indian pottery vase with traditional hand painting.
Price: $119.95October Sale Price $69.95
Pueblo Indian Clay Pottery Vase 7.5" -Fetish Bear (q)

Tigua Indian Native American Pottery vase.
Price: $189.95October Sale Price $119.95
Tigua Indian Clay Pottery Bear 5.5x3.5 (r)

This interesting and unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $119.95October Sale Price $59.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Seed Pot  (s)
Etched Horse Hair Plate & Iron Stand 11" -Navajo  (o15)
Tigua Indian Mini Plate 5" -Sun Face  (u)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian Seed Pot (s)

This is an interesting piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $79.95October Sale Price $44.95
Etched Horse Hair Plate & Iron Stand 11" -Navajo (o15)

Native American Etched horse hair plate.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $119.95
Tigua Indian Mini Plate 5" -Sun Face (u)

This interesting and unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $59.00October Sale Price $39.95
Tigua Indian Pueblo Pottery Bowl -Kokopelli  7"
Tigua Indian Pottery Bowl  - 7.5"x3.25"
Native American Tigua Wedding Vase - 8.5" tall  (t1)
Tigua Indian Pueblo Pottery Bowl -Kokopelli 7"

Tigua Indian pottery vase made by hand with traditional hand painted designs.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
Tigua Indian Pottery Bowl - 7.5"x3.25"

Tigua Indian pottery hand painted bowl.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $79.95
Native American Tigua Wedding Vase - 8.5" tall (t1)

Tigua Indian pottery wedding vase with traditional design.
Price: $159.95October Sale Price $89.95
American Indian Tigua Pottery Bowl 7" -Kokopelli
Pueblo  Indian Tigua Friendship Bowl - 7" wide
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery 6" - Pillow Vase
American Indian Tigua Pottery Bowl 7" -Kokopelli

Tigua Indian pottery bowl made by hand with a traditional kokopelli.
Price: $159.95October Sale Price $89.95
Pueblo Indian Tigua Friendship Bowl - 7" wide

Tigua Indian pottery bowl made by hand with natural clay and hand painted with a traditional friendship design.
Price: $159.95October Sale Price $79.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery 6" - Pillow Vase

Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Tigua Indian pottery bowl.
Price: $119.95October Sale Price $69.95
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Fetish Bear 5"x3.5"
Tigua Indian Pueblo Pottery Bowl  7"  (b)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Indian Kokopelli Egg
Southwest Tigua Indian Pottery -Fetish Bear 5"x3.5"

A beautiful, unique piece of Tigua Indian Pottery.
Price: $119.99October Sale Price $59.95
Tigua Indian Pueblo Pottery Bowl 7" (b)

Tigua Indian pottery bowl made by hand.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo Pottery - Tigua Indian Kokopelli Egg

Authentic Native American clay piece by Tigua Indians.
Price: $89.95October Sale Price $44.95
Tigua Indian Lizard Feather Vase 3.5"  (d)
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo  -Tigua Indian Wedding Vase (e)
Southwestern Tigua Indian Painted Vase 8.5"  (p71)
Tigua Indian Lizard Feather Vase 3.5" (d)

Tigua Indian pottery vase made by hand. Authentic Native American clay piece with traditional hand painting.
Price: $149.95October Sale Price $79.95
Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo -Tigua Indian Wedding Vase (e)

Authentic Native American Tigua Indian wedding vase with traditional hand painting.
Price: $159.95October Sale Price $89.95
Southwestern Tigua Indian Painted Vase 8.5" (p71)

Tigua Indian pottery vase made by hand.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $139.95
Ysleta Del Sur - Tigua Indian Rain Design Pottery
Tigua Pueblo Pottery - Hopi Sun Face Vase 4"x4" (h)
Pueblo Indian Pottery - Tigua Indian Rain Bird 7"x2.5" (i)
Ysleta Del Sur - Tigua Indian Rain Design Pottery

Authentic Native American clay bowl with traditional hand painted design.
Price: $129.95October Sale Price $79.95
Tigua Pueblo Pottery - Hopi Sun Face Vase 4"x4" (h)

Tigua Indian pottery vase made by hand. Authentic Native American clay piece with traditional hand painted sun.
Price: $139.95October Sale Price $69.95
Pueblo Indian Pottery - Tigua Indian Rain Bird 7"x2.5" (i)

Tigua Indian authentic Native American clay piece with traditional hand painting.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $89.95
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Hopi Sun
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Lizard /Flower
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Kachina
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Hopi Sun

An authentic Native Handcrafted drum made by the Tarahumara Indians.
Price: $239.95October Sale Price $149.95
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Lizard /Flower

An authentic Native American painted Tarahumara drum.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Tigua Indian Painted Drum 16" -Kachina

An authentic rawhide, Native American painted drum.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Painted Native American Tigua Indian Drum 12" -Rain Bird  (d44)
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum -16" kachinas
Tarahumara Indian Painted Drum & Jaw Bone Base  (tba)
Painted Native American Tigua Indian Drum 12" -Rain Bird (d44)

The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indian artists.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $119.95
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum -16" kachinas

The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. 16" diameter, signed.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $149.95
Tarahumara Indian Painted Drum & Jaw Bone Base (tba)

Hand painted Tarahumara Indian drum & jaw bone stand.
Price: $169.95October Sale Price $99.95
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Bear 12"
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Zia Rainbird 12"
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Turtle 12"
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Bear 12"

The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 12" diameter, signed.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $119.95
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Zia Rainbird 12"

The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 12" diameter, signed.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $119.95
Native American Tigua Indian Painted Drum - Turtle 12"

The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 12" diameter, signed.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $119.95
Tarahumara Indian Painted Hide Rack 16" -Buffalo  (hr11)
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Rain Bird 16"
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Kokopelli 16"
Tarahumara Indian Painted Hide Rack 16" -Buffalo (hr11)

Native American painted hide rack.
Price: $89.95October Sale Price $44.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Rain Bird 16"

An authentic Native American Handcraft made by the Tarahumara Indians. The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 16" diameter, signed.
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Rain Bird 16"
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Kokopelli 16"

Hand painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Warriors 16"
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Rainbird 16"
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Kokopelli & Warrior 12"
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Warriors 16"

An authentic Native American Handcraft made by the Tarahumara Indians. The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 16" diameter, signed.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Rainbird 16"

An authentic Native American Handcraft made by the Tarahumara Indians.
Price: $199.95October Sale Price $149.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Kokopelli & Warrior 12"

An authentic Native American Handcraft made by the Tarahumara Indians. The drum was painted by one of very few Tigua Indians still painting from the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo. Measures 12" diameter.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $119.95
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Sun 12"
Painted Drum -Tigua Indian Sun 12"

An authentic Native Handcraft made by the Tarahumara Indians.
Price: $179.95October Sale Price $119.95

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