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When we receive a gift, we breathe in the new belonging four times. This act is loosely translated from Dine' bizaad (Navajo language) as "you bring in the spirit of the item you are receiving" so that it will become a part of you.  These are not just adornments but future belongings of generations of people. Creating new traditions in a jewelry format is my offering.

I believe that by way of my hands I instill cultural knowledge of being Dine' (Navajo). My style is personal and characteristic of my culture, but also very indicative of me, as an individual, of my culture. I give nods to classic shapes and forms learned from my father, Victor Paul Beck, Sr. From sharing our language to fabricating each piece by hand, these creations are traditional as it comes from a traditional knowledge base. They are about uniqueness, continuity, and quality materials. These are Dine'-made belongings for all people.


laveen, az 85339
U.S.A.

NotAbove.jewelry@gmail.com

 
 
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Phosphenes Magazine, January 9, 2017. Notabove interview

navajo times, december 8, 2016. deeply beautiful (full article).

Indian country today media network, november 29, 2016. GREAT FASHION SHOW PHOTOS FROM THE "PRESENCE" IFAM FASHION SHOW.

Refinery29, June 28, 2016. Is Vanessa Hudgens Wearing A Dream Catcher Really Cultural Appropriation?

REFINERY29, nOVEMBER 25, 2015. Who You're Insulting When You Buy "Native American"-Inspired Things

PASATIEMPO - SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, AUGUST 14, 2016. IFAM: JEWELER NANIBAA BECK.

BRIT + CO, MARCH 30, 2015. 13 NATIVE AMERICAN MAKERS TO WATCH.

COLORLINES, MARCH 27, 2015.  FIVE NATIVE DESIGNERS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT. 

Navajo time, March 21, 2015. Béésh bizaad: Jewelry maker preserves the language in silver

PHOENIX NEW TIMES/ JACKALOPE RANCH, AUGUST 27, 2014.  NATIVE PHOENIX ARTISTS MAKE STRONG SHOWING IN SANTA FE. 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, AUGUST 18, 2014.  WHY IFAM? 

SANTA FE NEW MEXICAN, AUGUST 18, 2014.  FOR THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE. 

SANTA FE REPORTER, AUGUST 15, 2014.  NEW KIDS ON THE MARKET BLOCK. 

native peoples, july aug 2014 article by nanibaa beck. Style of ingenuity.

NATIVE APPROPRIATIONS, JUNE 13, 2014.  INDIGENOUS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: A MARKET FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE

PHOENIX NEW TIMES/ JACKALOPE RANCH, MAY 15, 2014.  PHOENIX JEWERLY DESIGNER, NANIBAA BECK : 100 CREATIVES.

//1121, JANUARY 22, 2014. . CREATIVE HUSTLE// NANIBAA BECK. 

PHOENIX NEW TIMES/ JACKALOPE RANCH, DECEMBER 4, 2013.  NANIBAA BECK LAUNCHES NOTABOVE JEWERLY LINE WITH ARTIST J. SLIM. 

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