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Welcome to American Indian Art from Sunshine Studio - Zuni Fetishes, American Indian Jewelry, and Native American Jewelry from Sunshine Studio - Santa Fe Indian Traders

New Fetishes to be Posted 9 AM MST, Tuesday, December 12, 2017: - New fetishes 50607 - 50764

New Fetishes posted November 21, 2017: Inventory numbers 50428 thru 50606

Zuni Fetish Necklaces: Hand-carved fetish necklaces by the carvers of Zuni Pueblo.

Turquoise* - Sunshine Studio Policy on Turquoise.

Zuni Fetish Books: Important books about Zuni Fetishes available from Sunshine Studio.

Meanings of Zuni Fetishes: A brief collection of the meanings of the fetishes as told by the Zunis

American Indian Jewelry: Turquoise, inlay, overlay, and sterling silver jewelry from the silversmiths of the Navajo Nation, Zuni Pueblo, Hopi Pueblo, and the other Native American Pueblos of Northern New Mexico and Arizona.

Navajo Jewelry by Ben Gorman: Ben Gorman is a Navajo silversmith living near Chinle, Arizona. Ben created original jewelry designs on special order for customers of Sunshine Studio since 1995, but is no longer working as a silversmith.  

Books about Native American Jewelry: We have collected numerous books about Navajo Jewelry and Pueblo Indian Jewelry. These books are available for sale and provide an invaluable reference guide for our customers.

We also have several pages of miscellaneous information. To see this information, click on the highlighted text below:

Look no further. You'll find it all here at Sunshine Studio - Santa Fe Indian Traders, a small home-based retail business located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. We have been operating since 1970, we have been on the Internet without interruption since 1995, and we are members of ATADA, Antique Tribal Arts Dealers' Association, Inc. Buy, sell, or trade, you will be happy with any deal that you make with us!

Arch Thiessen


American Indian Art and Crafts from Sunshine Studio

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American Indian Jewelry

Challis and Arch Thiessen in Sunshine Studio Booth at Don Bennett's Antique American Indian Art Show in Santa Fe, NM, August, 1995

On our Sunshine Studio web site, you will find antique and contemporary Native American arts and crafts, biographical sketches of American Indian artists, our biographical sketches of Native American artists, an illustrated story of the construction of a Navajo inlay/overlay bracelet, and low prices. This small business has been on the Internet since 1995, and has been operated from our home in Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1975. Sunshine Studio is a full member of ATADA, Antique Tribal Arts Dealers Association, Inc.

Our Guarantee: We will accept the return of any item for full refund within 10 days if returned in its original condition, no questions asked. We have an unconditional guarantee on the authenticity of our art. If at any time there is a question of authenticity verified by a suitably knowledgeable expert, the item may be returned for a full refund. Shipping and insurance charges are the responsibility of the customer. For more information, check our Ordering and Shipping Information.

Arch Thiessen

Advice on Browsing the Sunshine Studio Web Site

It has come to our attention that some customers do not fully understand how their browsers work (Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer). All modern browsers store both web pages and images in a disk cache. Whenever a page is viewed, the browsers retrieve files from the local cache if the file has not been changed since the last time it was viewed.  A typical Sunshine Studio page requires approximately 0.5 Mbytes of storage including all images. Most of the space required is in the images. If the page has been viewed previously, then all images will be obtained from the cache, speeding up the retrieval by a very large factor. We therefore recommend that active, enthusiastic customers who like to compare several sites should set their disk cache space to the largest value they can afford, say 50 to 500 Mbytes. This will speed up browsing of all sites on the Internet. On Netscape, the cache is found under Edit/Preferences/Advanced/Cache. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, these are called "Temporary Internet Files" which are found under Files/Tools/Internet Options/General. You should be sure to set the refresh such that the browser checks the web files against those on the web at least as often as "once per session"  or refresh your page frequently to be sure that you are seeing the latest version of the files on your screen. 

As an example of how this works in practice, your browser will need to obtain only the new images from a posting if the page has been previously stored in a cache. No thinking or navigation on your part is needed to view the newly posted fetishes as quickly as possible.

We note also that both Netscape and Microsoft Explorer have a search function, called "Find in Page" or "Find (on this page)". If you become familiar with these functions, then you may search any page to find what you are looking for without learning a new search function for every site. The Sunshine Studio pages are set up as a single large page with relatively small thumbnails so that it is convenient either to browse the page or to search the page to find what you want. We find it very annoying to have to jump around to navigate among the multiple pages on some other sites in order to find what we want.

Please write or e-mail if you need further assistance with the standard features of your browser in order to navigate the Sunshine Studio Site.

All Highlighted Text and Images are Clickable: Click on any of the image or highlighted text in the index above and you will go to a page devoted to that type of art. The first image you will see of each item on any of our other pages is a small "thumbnail". If you are interested, you can click on it and see a larger, higher resolution image. All images, especially the high-resolution images will take some time to receive on a 28k modem, so please be patient. You need only click on thumbnails that are of interest to you. By clicking on our award logos or business association logos, you will get further information on these awards or business associations. If you click on our business card from any page, you will go directly back to our graphical index to American Indian Art which is located on the bottom of every page.

Please let us know if there is some way in which we can help you with your American Indian art. We love the art as we are collectors ourselves and hope to share our enthusiasm with you. Do not hesitate to contact us for any reason.

Arch Thiessen

Sunshine Studio
3180 Vista Sandia
Santa Fe, NM 87506
phone: 505-984-3216
new order line: 1-800-348-9273

Ordering and Shipping Information.

This WWW page and all referenced images are Copyright 1995-2016 by Sunshine Studio - Santa Fe Indian Traders, 3180 Vista Sandia, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506, USA, or by the artist. All rights reserved. Sunshine Studio is a full member of the Antique Tribal Art Dealers Association, Inc.(ATADA), and the Indian Arts and Crafts Association (IACA). Last modified on 10 Dec 2017.