Our Values

Our business is rooted in five values: Quality, Fairness, Respect, Approachability and Authenticity. We proudly share these values with you, our staff, the artists we work with and our business partners because they influence every aspect of our operation. You can shop with confidence knowing that through our commitment to these values we have established ourselves as a trusted destination for fine Native America art.

 

Quality

At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we offer only the finest works of art from Native American artists. You will find pieces from award-winning artists who are at the top of their field and from emerging artists whose innovative work challenges fixed ideas of what Native American art is. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product, and you can be confident that your purchase is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and that it has real and lasting value.

 

 

Fairness

Add: Commitment, commitment to community For more than 35 years we have developed close relationships with Native American artists who have become part of the Shumakolowa family. We believe it is a privilege to be invited into their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We’ve made it a priority to have a buying process that is fair, positive and beneficial to these artists, and we pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to earn a living practicing their craft.

 

 

Respect

Shumakolowa Native Arts is built upon respect. We get to know every artist we purchase from, taking the time to learn about their creation process and the meaning of their works. Out of respect for Native traditions and religion, there are some items that we sell seasonally in store that are not available online. Our emphasis on respect has gained us your respect and the respect of the Native American art world. It means we can offer you works of Native American art with the dignity and pride they deserve.

 

 

Approachable

At Shumakolowa Native Arts, you will find a friendly, experienced and knowledgeable staff. We are honored to share the beauty of Native American art and serve as liaisons between you and talented artists. Please contact us with any questionsyou have about Native American culture, history and art. We pride ourselves in providingin-depth and accurate information about artists, their work, historical meaning and symbolism. You can shop with us knowing our staff is accessible and welcoming, placing service first.

 

 

Authentic

At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we want you to focus on one thing: choosing a beautiful work of art that speaks to you personally. 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 artists complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage, and our team of experts inspects every product to make sure it is handcrafted using traditional methods. At a time when many commercially-made products are sold as handcrafted Native American art, you can have absolute confidence that your purchase from Shumakolowa Native Arts is an authentic work of Native American art.