Cowboys and Indians Antiques

Cowboys and Indians Antiques, Albuquerque: Hours, Address, Cowboys and Indians Antiques Reviews: 3.5/5

Cowboys and Indians Antiques

Cowboys and Indians Antiques
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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desertmidwife
Phoenix, AZ338 contributions
Solo
I had to think a lot about this review. Definitely, if you are a collector, have money, and a good idea what you want (or not a collector but have money and want an item and are willing to pay for it if you find it) this place is heaven! I'm always impressed when I go in there and see things all the time that I"d love to own. Prices are not outrageous, but they are prices of someone who collects and sells. Bottom line. I like the variety of native art and Mexican collectibles, as well as some other cultural items from the world. BUT...
well, there is a vibe. You know, sort of that vibe of not the most coziest place to be in if you have children, maybe not a lot of money, or if you feel strange shopping in a more boutique type of experience. The guy does buzz you in, but I'd not take that personally :) I think he cares about his safety - he seems like a gentle guy - and the safety of his stuff. Looking around there I do get it - but it makes it seem a little less hospitable (or a lot less) because it feels a bit enclosed.I put three stars because of how I "feel" when I'm in there, not because of the quality of his items. And yet I know that it is not intentional to make customers feel this way. I think perhaps if it was in a safer place or more open space where cameras could replace the buzzer and a couple more folks in there who are more talkative or less formal could make a world of difference - but, that is just my opinion. It has been around a long time so obviously it is doing great and may rely more on personal sales connections - dunno. I'd go back if I was really wanting a specific native collectible, and I'm sure he knows his stuff. Very small kids would, in their curious way, want to touch things - it is a lot of glass and expensive textiles. Not really a space for them :) Older children who love museums could benefit from parents pointing out some historic items, if your kids are into that kind of stuff, and if you are there because you are looking for something to purchase possibly :)
Enjoy!!
Written August 9, 2018
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Carol S
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States344 contributions
Solo
I wanted to purchase a piece of Native American jewelry - after looking around at lots of the local shops, I just wasn't pleased & couldn't find a piece that 'thrilled' me. Later that day, I was at the visitors center in Old Town Albuquerque chatting it up with the most lovely/friendly woman 'on duty' & she suggested Cowboys and Indians. Next morning I was there! The door was locked, had to ring the bell & I was buzzed in. Charlie (maybe Charles, can't remember exactly) was so helpful & patient with me (I was the only one in the store at the time) - leading me around to the various cases & explaining about the varieties, types, eras, etc. of all the pieces in which I took an interest. I did end up purchasing a bracelet . . . I love it, the price was right (for me) & I wear all the time. The shop is loaded w/Native American arts & crafts, lots of jewelry - wide variety & selection & represents numerous vendors. I think its worth a look - different from the shops w/all the new, shiny items
Written November 12, 2017
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Ando M
Palm Springs29 contributions
Not for the average person. It is for people looking for antiques and out of the mainstream items. Very expensive items.
Written September 26, 2019
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acsimivalley
Albuquerque, NM1 contribution
Business
My daughter crouching and looking into a glass case and the owner yelled at her this put her in tears. It was my first time in the shop and my last. There are a lot of friendlier places to buy Native American.
Written March 26, 2017
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gwenivereb
Dallas, Texas44 contributions
A beautiful wonderful shop which I love visiting.. It is better than a museum. I love the display and especially love the textiles. While I have not purchased any items it really thrills me to view these treasure. Someday....
Written June 7, 2016
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2diane144
Boston, MA84 contributions
Couples
We have visited this shop on several occasions and always find much to see and learn. Native pottery, jewelry, basketry, textiles, and other objects are on display with good representation from many pueblos and tribes, as well as items from cowboy days. Quality is high and prices are fair.
Written December 29, 2016
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travelcatz1
Albuquerque, NM107 contributions
I moved to Albuquerque, needed to have a nicer leather belt made for my silver conchos, was told that they'd make me one out of antique horse bridles, when it arrived, the dye bleed all over my clothes. With apologies they said they'd make a new one, when the new one arrived it was a cheap leather belt that someone got at a thrift store, soaked it in water and then tossed it into the dyer to age it with cracks ... not at all what I wanted, or suited the amount I paid. Yes, I did get my money back, but have never returned to this store. This visit was several years ago, back in 2015, I'm still burning over the whole deal.
Written August 13, 2019
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Suzanne R
Mooresville, NC624 contributions
We have shopped at this store for years. Our house in North Carolina has been filled with unique and quality items purchased at this store including antique maps, jewelry, baskets, paintings,kachinas and other artwork. Cowboys and Indians is a staple in our stops when we are in Albuquerque.
Written May 7, 2019
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mugsy1_1
El Paso, TX28 contributions
I purchased a Maria Martinez plate there of the exact price it was worth- no mark-ups, no fakes. Shop with confidence.
Be prepared to be locked in the store upon entering due to the high crime rate in Albuquerque.
Written April 9, 2018
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Chuck M
Newark, DE169 contributions
Couples
Lots of Native American Jewelry unfortunately we were looking for antiques. If you are looking for a great variety of Native American Jewelry I would certainly give this place a look, chances are they have what you are looking for.
Written September 16, 2017
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