After the turn of the last century, the growth of tourism in the American Southwest brought enormous changes to the still young tradition of Indian jewelry making. Traders saw Native jewelry’s great potential as souvenirs because the designs were distinctive, turquoise already was associated with the Southwest, and jewelry was easy for the traveler to pack and carry. Silver forks, spoons, boxes, letter openers, copper trays, hair combs and buttons were both useful and decorative items small enough for tourists to take home.
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