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Formally in Navajo:

Yá’át’ééh, shi éí Tawny Atcitty yinishyé. Bít’ah’nii nishli. Kinyaa’áanii báshíshchíín. Hashtłʼishnii  da shichei. Tłʼááshcí’i da shinálí. Ákót’éego diné asdzáán nishłį́.

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Tawny Townsend, a first-generation Navajo metalsmith residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico; is the sole proprietor of TyTown Jewelry since 2021. With a thriving business, her work has been able to focus on Navajo traditional culture and elevating the works to the modern era. The main goal of their jewelry is to explore the Navajo culture and tell a story that highlights the traditions and practices. In developing herself as an artist she enrolled at the IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts) with the determination to obtain her Bachelor’s in Studio Arts with an emphasis in Jewelry & Metals. All her works and latest projects can be found on her website and Instagram.

Thank-you for giving me a beautiful 3 years in my career! I could not have done it without you all.