Native American Style Crafts
All items on this page are handcrafted by David Thorn.  All items are created with a pure heart,
and an open mind.  Many items have been smudged, and handled in an honorable way.
If anyone is interested in any of the items on this page, or is interested in having something
crafted particularly for you, please feel free to contact me.
David Thorn is not affiliated with any particular Native American tribe.  Through oral histories it has been
passed on to the family, that several of our ancestors were of Native American decent.  At this time no hard
evidence exists to prove this suggestion, but the search continues.  In reference to the crafts on this page,
great effort is given to learning, and being true to any Native American techniques used in the creation of
these items.  These items are not artifacts, nor are they duplicates or replicas.  Each item is unique and the
sole creation of the artist.
Peyote cactus, handcrafted from ceramic material and
hand painted.  Some have string holes in the bottom,
suitable for stringing as necklace or ornament.  These
three range from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inch in diameter.
This basket is made of yucca cactus fibers.  The
leaves of the yucca cactus are stripped into fibers
using a thorn from a mesquite tree, then the fibers
are woven into cordage, which in this case is woven
into a basket.  There are no knots, only one long
piece of cordage.  Variation in color comes from
using leaves from different yucca plants.  All
materials were collected in an honorable manner.
The material is very durable, and with occasional
wetting, retains its original condition.
Symbolic image hand painted, watercolor on
limestone.
Symbolic image hand painted, watercolor on
limestone.
Symbolic image hand painted, watercolor on limestone
This item was handcrafted on a handmade loom.  It is made using seed beads, and tells the story of a journey to a new
beginning.  This piece measures 1 inch wide by 12 inches long.  
Ceramic peyote buttons.  These are handcrafted, hand painted, and fired.  Each one has a hole in the back so they may be strung
as a necklace, or pendant.  Each one has been crafted in a good way, and smudged with a combination of sweetgrass, sage, and
flat cedar.
Ceramic peyote buttons.  These are handcrafted, hand painted, and fired.  
Each one has a hole in the back so they may be strung as a necklace, or
pendant.  Each one has been crafted in a good way, and smudged with a
combination of sweetgrass, sage, and flat cedar.
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