Monday, February 13, 2012

Nambe Ware - Serving Pieces

First time I ever heard of Nambe Ware was when we moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico in the early 1970's.  All along the Rio Grande (river) there are many small Indian (Native American) pueblos - Nambe being one of them.  Their reservation is in Pojaque just north of Santa Fe. 

The original studio was a small wooden building with the area to cast their pieces behind the building. The studio and showroom have moved to a more modern facility with additional showrooms in and around northern New Mexico including Albuquerque. 

Each piece is made of an alloy of over 35 metals,  sand cast and polished. They never tarnish like silver but are susceptible to acid. One advantage of these 'dishes' is that they can serve hot or cold foods. 

Called a butterfly dish for gravy, sauce, candy or nuts. #568
Long oblong tray / platter #511
Round candy or tidbit dish #556

Square plate for cake, cookies, sandwiches #555
They call it ovoid and it is a cute little dish perfect for nuts, candy or condiments.  #579

Smaller oblong tray / platter #510  
On our last trip to Albuquerque we visited their newest shop and I was amazed at all the new versions and pieces they have now.  Here is their website

I hope you enjoy browsing their site because all their items are so modern, elegant and sleek.  Then please visit my listings.


Split Rock Ranch said...

Do you have a link to your listings on ebay? I clicked on the links that are in your post but they all go to the Nambe Ware website. Beautiful pieces!!

Rose said...

Beautiful pieces!

Louise Sanchez HerbsCraftsGifts said...

Thanks Brenda, the kinks are all fixed. These items were used and are not as bright and shiny as the brand new ones. Thanks for pointing out the problem.