Visit our Historic Location in Nambe, NM -just 1.5 miles up the High Road to Taos (NM # 503) , 20 minutes North of Santa Fe.20 Summer Road (CR 113 So.)
Santa Fe , NM 87506
Take Hiwy 285 North from Santa Fe to the Nambe exit, CR #503, turn right on 503 and travel 1.5 miles to Summer Rd (the big adobe church) and turn rights. We are the 3rd driveway .505-455-2819 or for special appointments: 470-6650OPEN: 10-5pm Open Thursday through Monday, closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays!
This Summer: You’re going to love our new displays of ever changing vintage inventory and a new line of Jennifer Jesse Smith Jewelry for the Soulful!!
Artist demonstrations on our portal every weekend.
In August : Our Indian Market Gala, Aug. 10-20
- A SHOW & SALE OF ANTIQUE NAVAJO TEXTILES, with seminars every morning 11 am by noted Navajo weaving specialist, Jeff Voracek of Red Mesa Gallery. [please rsvp for a spot in the morning seminar]
- BOOKSIGNIN by our very own Cathy Smith: “The Demise of Tonto or Hollywood Meets the Sioux.” A look behind the scenes of movie making by an Emmy winning Costumer.
- Oil Paintings by Emmy winning Frank Ordaz, Frank will be painting on site.
- Wed. August 16th:We are featuring a Booksigning with 2 Iconic Santa Fe Artists: Santa Fe Living Treasure, Priscilla Hoback and Costume Designer, Cathy Smith!
- We are open 7 days a week during August! Come see us 10-5!
- Getting ready for August & Indian Market with a Navajo Textile Show and Sale and a Booksigning of my newly published Movie photo book : ” The Demise of Tonto or Hollywood Meets the Sioux”
- Little Sisters, Cheyenne
- Summer in Santa Fe – we are ready with new fine jewelry by Jennifer Jesse Smith!
A never before seen Collection of 19th Century Plains Indian Beadwork!
For sale through out the month of August, with receptions August 10 & 11t nd 17 and 18.
A one of a kind show – don’t miss it!
“Price, quality and authenticity — a combination that you can’t beat.”
First, everything in this off-the-beaten path shop is authentic and locally hand made. This is one place you can totally trust — they tell you the name of the artist and you should believe them.
Beyond that everything is extremely well-done. The owner-managers are an incredibly talented mother daughter team. The mother makes native American costumes for the movies — Dances with Wolves is the most famous, but as I remember she has done work for about 35 movies. She is a recognized authority/historian on Prairie Indian dress and has done restoration for museums. Some of her best work is on display. The daughter is a talented jeweler. And they feature other local artists. For the quality of the work, the prices are extremely reasonable.
Over the holidays they are open every day of the week from 10 to 5 except for Tuesday. On weekends things are going on with mulled cider or wine and authentic New Mexicans munchies and stuff. Staff and clientele are welcoming and friendly — so be prepared for a good time.
The place is a little off the High Road to Taos (a scenic byway) so instructions follow. From Santa Fe drive north on St. Francis which becomes 84/285. You will pass the Pojoaque Pueblo shopping plaza, the Cities of Gold Casino, and 502 which goes off toward Los Alamos. Then you will go up a hill and down a hill and at the bottom will be a light with signs for 503 going off to your right (east). You may also see signs for Nambe. Take that road (which is also the High Road) almost two miles and you will see an adobe Catholic church on a low hill to your right. Turn right in front of that church and you will be on Summer Road or 113A. Follow that road not very far and the Trading Post will be on your left. If you miss the turn before the church, turn into its parking lot at the first opportunity and cut back across to 113A.
You are a ways out of town, but you are near other attractions. The trading post is in the village of Nambe, the best of the traditional Hispanic villages dating back more than 200 years. Drive a few more miles on 502 and you are in the incredible Nambe Badlands. Nambe Pueblo is nearby. (Call first), Also the best authentic Spanish colonial religious art in the little known Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) church in nearby Santa Cruz. (A true unknown gem and again call first.) The world-famous Sanctuario is nearby and of course you are on the best route to Taos..
Shown in Santa Maria Novella, Florence, Italy: The perfect statement cloak for winter or rainy season: Pendleton napless blankets, lined with silk satin, oversize hood, huge pockets welted in black leather.
Limited edition of 10 handmade by Cathy Smith. There are 4 left!! Get yours now.
We had a wonderful Holiday season here at the trading post .Our guests enjoyed mulled cider and the famous biscocittos of northern New Mexico sitting by our adobe fireplace.
Now that the festivities are over, the kids back in school, and winter is upon us,we are turning our attention back to our art: Painting, beading moccasins, and designing new jewelry, so that by springtime there is a new rich, creative offering for our visitors.
The trading post will be open by appointment from January through March, so please just give us a call if you’d like to stop by. Our regular hours will be suspended until Spring comes! We hope you have a warm and fulfilling winter!