For more than 25 years, Tecolote Tiles and Gallery operated a store for hand-painted tiles and Native American art in Albuquerque's Old Town district. The address was 323 Romero Street NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104. However, the retail outlet has closed, and the company now does business only via mail order and over the Internet as Tecolote Trading Post.
The tiles remain just as they were before the closure, hand glazed by the Native American artists on Tecolate's staff. They are never printed or silkscreened. A great number of the tile designs have been created exclusively for the company, and they can be used as trivets, hung in frames, applied to lazy susans or bread boards, and set in the lids of wooden boxes. Several limited editions are still available. Requests for custom work are accepted, too.
In the area of Native American art, Tecolote Trading Post offers pottery, kachina dolls, fetishes, ceremonial pipes, spears, shields, bow and arrow sets, and similar items. All work is produced by individual New Mexico artists. There is no factory production, nor are there any imports from out of state.
Tile and furniture catalogs are available upon request. Tecolote Trading Post LLC is can be found at P.O. Box 458, Veguita, New Mexico 87062.