Some stores in Santa Fe, New Mexico
selling imported copies of Native American crafts, including pottery, as
genuine Native American made items. These include Philippine, Mexican,
Chinese, and other foreign copies of the various Pueblos, Hopi, Navajo,
and Indian Nations across the country. 70% to 90% discounts are offered
to buyers by these merchants on these foreign copies which is a con game
and strangers to the arts can easily be fooled.
We suggest that, if an interested buyer is not familiar with the pottery
or artists who make them, and cannot trust a dealer, then it is best to
go where they can meet artists and see their work before they buy. Pottery artists in the Pueblos welcome strangers and we, at the Toni
Roller Studio and Gallery at Santa Clara Pueblo, can help with authentic
Pueblo Indian Pottery.( See "Visit Us" page). We need people in Authority who will support all Native American Artists
and protect them, and the public, from fraudulent dealers, with harsher
laws and fines.