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There’s no shortage of shops in Sedona selling Native American goods, but only Joe Wilcox Indian Den (320 N. Hwy. 89A Ste. J, 928/282-2661, www.joewilcoxsedona.com, 9:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 9:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Sun.) offers such a vast array of gifts and souvenirs. The Sinagua Plaza boutique features jewelry crafted by Hopi artists, as well as Zuni fetishes and Navajo sand paintings and alabaster carvings. Shoppers also will find Southwestern wall art, delicate pottery, vibrantly colored throws and pillows, and a variety of kitchen goods.
And if your desire for Southwest tchotchkes hasn’t been sated, duck into Zonie’s Galleria (215 N. Highway 89A, 928/282-5995, www.zoniesgalleria.com, 9:30 a.m.–7 p.m. daily). The tiny shop’s Southwestern housewares, sculpture, wooden fetishes, and wind chimes may be just what you are looking for.
Drive five minutes south of Gallery Row on Highway 179 and you’ll find one of Sedona’s best stores, Son Silver West Gallery (1476 Highway 179, 928/282-3580, www.sonsilverwest.com, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily). The kitschy shop manages to avoid a touristy feel, selling brightly colored glassware and ceramics, petrified wood, bells and wind chimes, imported Mexican crafts, and dried chile peppers. Meander through a pleasant outdoor pottery garden, where contemporary and Southwestern pots are stacked alongside vintage signs and an assortment of religious carvings and sculpture.
Kachina House (2920 Hopi Dr., 928/204-9750, www.kachinahouse.com, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Sun.) is Arizona’s largest distributor of Native American arts and crafts—many for rather reasonable prices. The Native American emporium sells hundreds of kachina dolls, ceremonial masks, horsehair pottery, Hopi baskets, and sand paintings, all made by Native American artisans.
© Jeff Ficker from Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona, 1st edition