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Artist Spotlight: Minerva Teichert

Recognized for her bold depictions of Mormon pioneers and an idyllic view of Western expansion, Minerva Teichert stands alongside early 20th century American modernists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Dorthea Tanning and Catherine C. Critcher. The mythology of Teichert's pioneer ancestors and a tradition of prominent female characters permeates Minerva Teichert’s body of work, and reflects a pride in the self sufficient characters who carved her view of the West. Long before Sheryl Sandberg, Minerva Teichert was championing strong women and leaning in.

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Supporting Fire Victims This Holiday Season

At High Desert Dry Goods, we’re committed to helping our Northern California neighbors impacted by the Camp Fire. Through the end of 2018, we’re donating 50% of every purchase to the North Valley Community Foundation, a local organization dedicated to helping fire victims find shelter and rebuild their lives.

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Artist Spotlight: JD Roybal

Works by Midcentury Native American artist JD Roybal reflect Pueblo ceremonials with an illustrative and playful approach.  Born in 1922, José Desiderio Roybal (JD Roybal) was from San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico. Revered for its tradition of black on black pottery, San Ildefonso was home to potters like Maria Martinez and JD’s parents, Tonita and Juan Roybal. Following in the footsteps of his uncle, painter Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), JD Roybal, too, gravitated toward two dimensional works.   Animated ceremonial dancers feature as prominent subjects in Roybal’s works, with a favorite being Koshare clowns. Mischievous and spirited, Roybal represents the dancers in single portraits and group processionals. Often posed in profile, these figures stand out on a white ground with...

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Congrats Ladies Ranch Rodeo Competitors

As sponsors of the Ladies Ranch Rodeo, we gave away rugs from our new hand woven wool collection to top competitors.  It's not to late to get your hands on one too - we're giving away one more, no horse required.  Sign up for our mailing list to enter the July 1st drawing.

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What is a Modern Trading Post?

What is a Modern Trading Post? At High Desert Dry Goods, we’re not your average ecommerce store. We are a digital trading post that pairs the convenience of online shopping with the spirit of the Old West. Our unique buy-sell-trade model hearkens back to a time when old pawn was simply pawn, and consumer goods were made with an emphasis on craftsmanship and quality. Many of our vintage items were made in America, and have endured the test of time. We appreciate the lived in patina of these items, and rarely clean up tarnished silver jewelry or barn finds. Vintage objects are the physical embodiment of history, and we love items that tell a story. Vintage Goods Are Green Goods...

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