Family business links Native American artists with afficionados
Jackson Hole, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/30/2014 -- In 1950, Elfriede Jourdan immigrated to Jackson Hole, Wyoming from West Germany, where she became the self-employed owner of a dry cleaning service that cleaned, among other things, exquisitely hand woven Navajo rugs that, as it turned out, originated in the famed Grey Hills area of New Mexico. She was enchanted with their complex geometric patterns and exceptional workmanship. For years she and her son, Gary Mattheis, saved their money and educated themselves about fine Native American art. Then, in 1976 they opened the Two Grey Hills Fine Indian Jewelry & Art gallery, showcasing some of the highest quality Native American pottery, rugs and hand crafted one-of-a-kind jewelry in the world.
Today, Grey Hills Fine Indian Jewelry & Art announces the launch of its online Native American gallery and website, giving the world the opportunity to see and sample some of the finest Native American jewelry and art online.
"We're now three generations deep into providing those who appreciate Native American art with what we believe to be some of the best handcrafted artistry to be found anywhere," said Grey Hills spokesman Scot Mattheis, recently. "We take great pride in providing discriminating collectors with quality original pieces crafted by the nation's most highly acclaimed Native American artists. When you purchase a Navajo rug, weaving, piece of jewelry or article of pottery from Grey Hills, you'll know you're purchasing a work of art that was personally selected by a member of the Mattheis family. All pottery, jewelry and weavings are authentic and purchased directly from the artists who made them. It is our goal here at Grey Hills, to bring together the very best Indian art with those collectors who appreciate and admire it."
Grey Hills sells the finest Native American jewelry online -- sterling silver, turquoise and gold jewelry such as necklaces, pendants, earrings and bracelets, belt buckles, bolo ties and clasps by such well respected artists as Robert Taylor, Darryl Becenti and Artie Yellowhorse. Pottery offerings include unique Santa Clara Pueblo pottery pieces by Nathan Youngblood, Tina Garcia, Daryl Whitegeese and Linda Tafoya. Weavings -- blankets, wall hangings and rugs are represented by such award winning and master craftsmen as Betty Charley, Elsie Whitehorse and Lois Tsosie. One of the oldest businesses in Jackson Hole, Grey Hills enjoys an unblemished reputation for outstanding customer service and satisfaction.
About Two Grey Hills Fine Indian Jewelry & Art
Two Grey Hills Fine Indian Jewelry & Art is an exclusive gallery devoted to authentic Native American art. It has been family owned and operated for three generations and is widely regarded as one of the finest Native American art retailers in the country.