The Navajo are well-known for their many crafts including weaving of blankets and rugs, silversmithing, basketry and sandpainting.
Commercial production of handwoven blankets and rugs has been an important element of the Navajo economy.
Silversmithing dates back to the 1800s when Navajo artists began melting silver coins to make jewelry.
Each part of the basket has a very distinct meaning.
Traditional sandpainting, considered a sacred art, is important aspect of Navajo art and culture.