Zuni Pueblo is the largest of the nineteen New Mexican Pueblos, covering more than 700 square miles with a population of over 10,000.
It is considered the most traditional of all the New Mexico Pueblos, with a unique language, culture and history that resulted in part from the Zuni’s geographic isolation. With perhaps 80% of the Zuni workforce involved in creating art, it is indeed an “artist colony.” The main industry is the production of art, including inlay silverwork, stone fetish carving, pottery and others mediums many of which are world famous.
Stop by the Visitor Center for information to see the historic Nuestra Señorade Guadalupe mission and world famous murals of Zuni ceremonial figures. Don’t miss the original 1776 San Miguel altar bulto/statue at the Visitor Center.
Learn about the A:shiwi/Zuni culture at A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center featuring an exhibit on the ancestral village of Hawikku.
Photography: inquire about guidelines and purchase Photo Permits at the Visitor Center. A Photo Permit is required for all photography on the Reservation. Remember to ask permission before photographing people. It is never appropriate to photograph religious or cultural activities.
To experience art immersion in the Zuni Pueblo, visit the Zuni Pueblo Artwalk.