George Toya Orange Pueblo Prayer Travel Mug

Item No: 9165

$ 21.00

  • A Shumakolowa Native Arts exclusive! Featuring vibrant yellow, red, green and blue imagery on orange, this bold design is based on celebrated Jemez painter George Toya’s work titled "A Pueblo Prayer.” Toya’s painting depicts the sacred significance of cornmeal and corn pollen, and the connection between natural cycles and human well-being. Celebrate life through nature’s abundance with this keepsake travel mug.

    This vibrant collector's travel mug holds 20 oz and is dishwasher safe.  

  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We work directly with artists or partner with trusted wholesalers who can provide documentation that their artists and artisans are of Native American heritage. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, we stand behind the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have developed lasting relationships with artists, dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.
  • Toya’s early professional years were spent studying design, engineering and screen-printing, all of which are evident in his meticulously drafted paintings, prints and drawings. Toya’s home and cultural base of Jemez Pueblo inspires and informs his work, as well. Traditional Pueblo symbols for the sun, moon and stars--just to name a few--overflow with the vibrant colors so often seen in New Mexican skies and landscapes. More abstract interpretations of meaningful shapes take flight on canvas through Toya’s strong graphics and bold placement of color. His pieces are one part fantasy, one part reality, and always filled with a narrative waiting to be discovered. Toya says his art is “…a conglomeration of tribal experiences, history, travels, observations and even comic books.”

    A regular participant in art fairs, Toya has won awards at the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts and Crafts Show, the Tulsa Indian Art Festival, the Dallas Indian Art Market and more. His paintings have been selected to grace the posters for both the American Indian Arts Alliance Show in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Albuquerque Indian Mar-ket in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was honored with a one-man show, “Pueblo 3D,” at the Poeh Museum in Pojoaque, New Mexico in 2007. Toya’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Poeh Museum, the Bernie Figenbaum and Sheila Klebanow Collection in New York City, New York and in numerous private collections in Swe-den, England, Germany, Japan, Canada and the United States.

    Learn more about George Toya and shop more artwork on his Featured Artist Page
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