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Handmade Furniture from Ernie Apodaca's Northwest Native

 - Jan 25, 2010
References: northwestnative & cactuscreekdaily
Ernie Apodaca is a Native American craftsman who makes upholstered furniture. He works with leather and makes the alder wood furniture frames to order for each piece. In addition to leather, he uses loom-state chenille, Italian suede, and ethnic woven fabrics in his creations.

Hand-tooled leather, wood carvings and hand-painted westerns scenes or Native American designs are the signature touches that Apodaca adds to his work. The Seattle-based artisan is Blackfeet Indian originally from Browning, Montana.