Museum of New Mexico Press


Navajo Spoons

Indian Artistry and the Souvenir Trade, 1880s-1940s

Cindra Kline, Author

Profusely illustrated with photographs of over 500 spoons along with historical images, this book examines the production of silver spoons by Navajo artisans from the 1880s to World War II. The silversmiths brought the highest level of skill and invention to functional teaspoons, servers, and sugar shells that were sought after by traders and travelers to the Southwest.


"Kline, a part-time dealer in Indian artifacts, traces the history of these attractive and functional examples of Navajo silversmiths' art and provides insight on dating not only the spoons but also similarly marked Navajo jewelry."
-Chicago Tribune

Trim: 9" x 8"

Pages: 120

Illustrations: 85 color and 25 black-and-white photographs

American Indians




Paperback $27.50