Kilgore American Indian Art

Kilgore American Indian Art

Kilgore American Indian Art
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Kilgore American Indian Art is a collection of vintage and antique American Indian art and jewelry built upon the roots of a Navajo reservation trading post. After spending much of her youth immersed among the ways of the Hopi and Navajo cultures, Kelly Kilgore is able to offer her unique expertise to your shopping experience.
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Len L
Westlake, OH218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Our last day in the Four Corners region was spent in this very historic small mountain town. Having spent our time during the past week enveloped by the Navajo culture, our visit to this gallery couldn't have been more well timed.
Housed in one of the town's oldest buildings, it has been beautifully. yet simply and
amply stocked with the product it represents. Well-lighted and ventilated for its customers/visitors and the vast and nicely displayed antiques, collectibles and contemporary treasures, the space has been very professionally adapted for use by its proprietor, a well-known collector, entrepreneur, businessperson and appraiser.
An impressive display of woven and clay items from several centuries, jewelry, paintings, etc. are for the serious collector to the newly serious devotee of truly genuine Navajo and Hopi art and skill. Prices range from the expected contemporary costs to what one would imagine antiquities bring on the open market.
Ms. Kilgore graciously gave us some time to discuss her own background and interests as related to the gallery, as well as info which further added to the fullness of our trip.
Whether one is looking to buy, to be educated, or to be able to say that they were
privileged to visit the gallery, they can easily find their way here, traveling east or west on Hwy. 160 between Durango and Cortez - a short visit away from Mesa Verde Park.
Written October 26, 2021
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UnrepentantFoodie
Bellingham, WA974 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
That's the answer to the question what couldn't I live without. And I wasn't even shopping for jewelry--I want small Zuni fetishes. However, once I saw the jewelry, I was able to make the case to my husband that since finding out from 23andMe recently that I'm all of .8% American Native, I should honor the work of my people--and he bought it!

So happy we stopped in. Chandler, owner Kelly's son, was extremely helpful, showing us literally everything. Kelly, he told us, grew up on a Trading Post that her parents ran on a reservation and speaks fluent Navajo.

Two of the bracelets we bought were by one Ray Scott, who Chandler said was "a well known Navajo artist." And we thought, okay, probably in certain circles but we didn't think it was a very big deal. Certainly to us all that mattered was the exquisite design and craftsmanship.

So fast forward two days and we're in Santa Fe and went shopping for about two hours after lunch and before leaving for our flight out of ABQ. I kid you not--we were stopped by posh jewelry/gallery owners and Navajo trinket sellers alike, at least six of them, all wanting to know, "ARE THOSE RAY SCOTT?" "Well-known", it turns out was an understatement!

Anyway, beautiful things here, and a highly reputable seller. Drop in!
Written May 23, 2018
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LadySapphire
Mancos, CO5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018
Most of the items are from what used to be a local Trading Post! Wonderful Native American jewelry, Kachinas, woven rugs and pottery! All are authentic.
Written September 17, 2018
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Chuck S
Longmont, CO4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
My wife and I were camping on Madden Peak road a popular National Forestry spot. We love Mancos, it's a cute little town between Mesa Verda and Durango. The woman in this store who may or may not have been the owner, she appeared drunk and was very rude to my wife and I who were not dressed like rich folks. That being said we are art collectors and we love supporting stores like this. The woman working for her, was very kind, and we kind of felt bad that she had to deal with this woman's condescension which she did not spare us the awkward occasion of being really rude to her employee. She comes across as very conceited and like said before, intoxicated. Maybe it was a bad day for her but she definitely rubbed us the wrong being rude to my wife is weird because she was being so nice. Also her prices were not competitive at all in fact they were ridiculous. Anyway. Yeah.
Written December 22, 2021
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Ray M
Mancos, CO16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Went there to look at items for wife. When speaking to the owner she was rude and very sarcastic. I would not recommend this store since she is charging new prices for old items. She also does not have the knowledge of all the items. I asked her about some pottery which was not very good but got mad when I told her that some of the pottery was not from a relative which she was claiming that it was.
Written December 3, 2018
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MoonJoey
Colorado Springs, CO552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
There is an abundance of merchandise, large & small that is here. The people here are friendly and helpful. There are many good deals to be had here. My only disappointment was that the Native American merchandise (not sure what percentage) was imitation & not authentic to the area.
Written May 17, 2018
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Kimberly L
Sandy, UT8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Business
I was met at the front door by Kelly Kilgore, a thin blonde woman who is as knowledgeable as she is friendly and welcoming. Upon closer examination Kelly realized I was not who she thought I was, but I was on a playful way at the time and we hit it off right away. I was lost! Lookinf for a WI-FI to connect with our Airbnb Host .I mentioned her name and What do you know?! Next door Neighbors! Their # is on Speed Dial. What Luck! Can you Believe This!!! Kelly even drives up to their house for me! A complete stranger! Oh, , I end up buying 2 beautiful pieces of jewelry.She also gives me the background on the pieces that I am already wearing. So informative. A gorgeous shop with rugs, paintings, pottery and jewelry.
Written October 12, 2017
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Magali S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Beautiful boutique could spend a whole day listening to stories about every piece/treasure.Kelly has an amazing ability of sharing her passion for Indian (native) art.Just could not leave without a piece of it :)
A must visit while in Mancos!
Written August 24, 2017
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jxx9595
Washington, DC1,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
There are several arts/crafts stores in Mancos. The other ones are artist co-ops, and the merchandise there was mid-level and very modestly priced.

That was not the case at Kilgore. This is a high-end shop with high-end prices. I can't assess the value of the material sold; everyone has to make their own judgment. The staff (probably the owner) was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. My wife bought some things and was very happy with them. Me, not so much. Everyone knows the name of that tune...
Written September 10, 2023
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AaronFWA
Angola, IN944 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Rivals the best of Santa Fe or Taos. Worth a special visit if you love Western Art. We enjoyed Very much!
Written June 18, 2019
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