The Native American Trading Company has served collectors and museums in appraisals and in the care of native arts for 25 years. Owner Jack Lima is an experienced and reputable appraiser in Native American arts. With co-owner Robin Riddel Lima, of Iroquois heritage herself, they are proud of their relationships with Native American artists who specialize in repair of traditional and contemporary native arts, as well as fine arts such as paintings. Your damaged or broken artworks and jewelry will get a new life from our expert services focused on Native American arts.
Art and Artifact Repair: Paintings, Pottery, Katsinas, Beadwork and More The Native American Trading Company has longtime connections with top restorers, conservators and other native art experts to repair your artwork. From Native American pottery, basketry, beadwork, katsinas to original paintings and framing, our experts specialize in repairs and restoration. We will discuss a plan of repair and restoration with you. The different levels of repair that are available can affect not only the aesthetic presentation of a piece but also its value. Giving you options of services, we will help you choose the right repair for your artwork and situation. Please contact us for information about dropping off or sending us your damaged artwork for repairs at 303-534-0771 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Navajo, Pueblo and Spanish Tradition Textile Cleaning, Repair and Restoration Native American Trading Company offers complete conservation, cleaning, and re-weaving of traditional textiles. We can safely clean and repair all your Navajo, Pueblo and Spanish Tradition textiles, rugs or blankets. To discuss the damage and repair of your artwork, please call us at 303-534-0771 or email us email@example.com.
Traditional and historic Native American and Spanish Colonial weavings may suffer stains, unraveling and even holes. As experts in traditional Native American textiles, we can assess the damage and suggest the best method for preserving your weaving. We offer museum quality cleaning of textiles as well as repair. With repairs of holes and unraveling, our experts will compensate for damage by providing strength to permit continued use. This process is less costly and less demanding than restoration. In restoring a damaged weaving, our experts will recreate the weave structure and design using traditional and appropriate Native American methods and materials. Jack Lima, a textile expert who studied with Joe Ben Wheat at the University of Colorado, would be honored to discuss the details of your textile and help you decide which repair path to follow.
Jewelry Repair Over the years, through use and wearing, the sterling silver and stones of Native American jewelry may become cracked, broken, loose, or have parts missing. Should you have problems with a piece of traditional to contemporary jewelry, the experts at Native American Trading Company can help you. We work with native artists who use proper, traditional methods and materials to restore jewelry to its original condition and appearance.
Artifact Mounts and Art Presentation Do you wish that your private collection had the look and quality of museum presentations? The Native American Trading Company offers museum standard custom mount making to accent our customer’s artifacts and artworks. Our specialists use non-toxic materials such as plexiglas and other museum specified materials that are not only safe but showcase artworks and incorporate preservation and conservation standards. Please call us for a no-obligation quote or to address your specific concerns.
Complete Conservation and Restoration Services Are Available