james compton gallery

After 4.5 years on Burro Alley, I have moved around the corner to 131 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501. While Burro Alley was fun, it was time to move to a space with tall ceilings allowing me to better display my favorite blankets. I encourage you to come and visit the new space.


I’m excited to share with you my collection of historic Native American objects here and at my gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sharing my items has been a long held dream of mine. My goal is to meet and connect with you in a way that promotes our mutual interest in beautiful objects created by those who came well before us.

I offer historic Native American Indian and Spanish Colonial items of the 19th century. Blankets of the Navajo, Pueblo and Rio Grande are a specialty of mine as well as Southwest pottery and implements of Native use. I also have a number of rare American antiques. I encourage you to explore this website and to visit my gallery for a look at some unusual items.

I am particularly interested in connecting with others that find these Native objects to be tools for self-discovery. My collecting has greatly enriched my life with a sense of wonder well beyond the status quo. Collecting has allowed me to look at life in a different way, to examine the relationship between the objects and how I see the world. I look forward to sharing this with you.

View a selection of works from my collection.

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