The scent of sage gently wafts through the air...as one weaves their way through this spirited rich collection of the finest Native American art available outside of the four corners area. And not only is the jewelry to die for - beautiful pieces by the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, Santo Domingo (stunning!) tribes and more...but their offering of yarn and beadwork by the Huichol Indians from Mexico is AMAZING! I love this stuff...it is simply mesmerizing. The staff at Gathering Tribes is so knowledgeable and friendly, sometimes I just go in to soak up all the good vibes and learn something new about a culture so rich in spirit and storytelling, so grounded in all that used to be and still is good in this country. The owner, Pennie, knows her stuff. I've been to New Mexico and Arizona and all through the southwest, and it never fails, I ALWAYS find something at GT that I've never seen anywhere else. Without reservation (pun intended), I highly recommend a visit to Gathering Tribes in Berkeley...you won't be sorry!!
Pros: authenticity, knowledgeable, great service, amazing selection