Native American Heritage Craft Fair

Native American Heritage Craft Fair

Native American Heritage Craft Fair

The Native American Heritage Craft Fair took place at the Humboldt Museum on Saturday. Artisans from Elko and Winnemucca gathered at the church next to the museum.

LaDonna Leyva made crochet hair bands with interchangeable flowers for a customizable look. She also had scarves, necklaces and fleece headbands.

Stephanie Sam showcased her beaded accessories. One beaded bag made of buckskin took a year to complete. The project was a collaboration with the Nevada Arts Council.

Painter Vivian L. Leyva from Winnemucca had some of her paintings on sale.

Mervin Wilson from Winnemucca sold beaded pieces, including African porcupine quill hair sticks and beaded lighters.

Lee Brown had a few of his turquoise necklaces on display. The necklaces included turquoise from Kingman, AZ and beads made of orange spiny oyster.

White Knife Shoshone & Co. brought woven baskets, herb satchets and cradle boards.

Humboldt Museum’s Jerry Leon played guitar.

November is Native American Heritage Month. On its website, the National Congress of American Indians says the month is “a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.”