Hiroki Nakamura describes his buffalo hide teepees as a “symbol of our return to freedom”, and his collection unveiled Friday night at Santa Fe, New Mexico’s antique Indian art gallery Shiprock, was also a return to the geographic source of his inspiration.

The broad collection of visvim items – boots, moccasins, bags and clothing, many incorporating Indian and Western artifacts – were arranged around an imposing teepee and displayed alongside historic and contemporary Navajo weavings.

Shiprock owner Jed Foutz has worked with Hiroki for years on his Indian art collection, and the gallery has ordered visvim collections into next year. Flip through our gallery for a look at the opening event and installation.

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