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Than Povi Fine Art is the only large pueblo-owned Native American Gallery in the area. Owners Elmer and Deborah Torres, members of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, a group known for their pottery, first... Read More
Than Povi Fine Art is the only large pueblo-owned Native American Gallery in the area. Owners Elmer and Deborah Torres, members of the San Ildefonso Pueblo, a group known for their pottery, first opened a small gallery the on the Pueblo. In 2013, they opened the current location off US 285/84, 15 minutes north of Santa Fe. The importance of authenticity in native art was important to them and inspired them to open the bright, contemporary space. It's filled with the work of over 200 artists; about half are from New Mexico. All the state's pueblos are represented here. Elmer's bow guards and rattles are among the items offered.. Collectors go for the pottery and sculptures, tourists prefer jewelry. On summer weekends, there are Indian dancers and other special activities scheduled. Check with the shop. They also make bread in their outdoor orno (wood fired beehive-shaped oven) three days a week.
35 Odo Po
San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM 87506
- Best Shopping: "In fall 2014, Than Povi Fine Art will open an in-town gallery at the soon-to-open Drury Plaza Hotel. The 2,800 square foot space will also offer the same authentic Native American as the original in a more convenient downtown location."
- Recommended as Best Shopping Because: This beautiful gallery is the only Native American-owned gallery of its size here. It's important to be able to shop where everything sold is authentic.