Embracing the 'Native Indian' arts
One of the places we got to shop at on our trip to Oklahoma City yesterday, was the Cherokee Trading Post, a fave of mine. As the name suggests, they sell alot of handmade Native Indian items, ranging from gorgeous turquoise jewelry, clothing, collectibles, dream catchers and fantastic pottery.I haven't mentioned this before, but handmade pottery has always been a favourite of mine to collect. So much so, that I actually took pottery classes for a year in my thirties. I made quite a few things, my mum has my favourite piece in her garden, a big glazed pot that was way too heavy to ship here.As a consequence I am always really drawn to simple pottery designs and patterns. The last couple of times we made it to this store, I have loved this particular design and range, the artist is an Indian lady who signs them all. So yesterday I treated myself to one, with some of my Christmas money and I just thought I'd share it's beauty.Living as we do in what was formerly the 'Wild West', both the Hubster and I like to incorporate some western touches into our home. We specifically chose this squat shaped pot, so it's safe from Bon-Bon the terror kitten knocking it over, as she has to investigate and prod everything we bring in!