Published on February 11, 2013 by Casey
Charlie Favour, born in 1950 in Prescott, Arizona, grew up around ranches and rodeos; it was when he was 11 years old that he began his life-long association with braiding. In 1970, Charlie started doing leather work professionally when he opened a leather and Native American art store in Aspen, Colorado. In 1980 he resettled in Northern New Mexico, engaging in the fly fishing business and continuing with his leather craft.
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Throughout his career, Charlie has been a serious student of all aspects of Native American crafts and the leatherwork of the old-time cowboys. He has achieved a high degree of expertise in all aspects of his craft, including beadwork, Native American footwear, hand-tanning, tradtional western tooling and braiding.
Currently, Charlie divides his time between Santa Fe and his studio overlooking Abiquiu Lake.