Old West Cowboy And Indian
Museum Quality Replica Wear
Online Website Of Tribal & Western Impressions 108 W 8th St, Georgetown, TX 78626 ,
Located On Historic Georgetown Courthouse Square
Just North Of Austin, Texas - Click Here For Map
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TRIBAL AND WESTERN IMPRESSIONS -
A Real Store And Showroom In Georgetown, Texas - Where The Old West Lives On!
Cowboy, Cowgirl, Indian And Western Wear You Will Love Featuring The J4 West Line!
We Are Happy To Announce Tribal And Western Impressions Is The Exclusive Premier Distributor
For The J4 West Collection- The Famous Line Of Coats, Jackets, Vests, Skirts And Shawls -In The Austin Texas Area. Also Specializing In Navajo Turquoise And Sliver Jewelry, Western Wear
Huge Selections Of: Western And Southwestern Hand Made Coats, Jackets,
Shirts,Vests, Western Blazers,
Moccasins, Western Gear, Rodeo Clothing, Turquoise, Jewelry, Belts,
Belt Buckles, Cowboy Stuff, Indian
Goods, Paintings, Art, Decor, Drums, Dream Catchers, War Bonnets,
Cowboy Hats, Wallets,
Purses, Leather Goods, Painted Ponies, Decor, Music CDs, Old Photos,
Books, And A Whole Lot More!
Note: Please Be Advised That Everything We Carry Is Not Native American
Made And We Carry Products From Around The World With A Western
And Indian Flare!
Note That We Carry Famous Brands Known For High Grade Material And Workmanship Such as:
Handmade Navajo Turquoise And Silver Jewelry, Scully Leather And Old West Wear,
Stylish Cripple Creek Clothing And The Extensive Line Of Minnetonka Moccasins & Sandals
And J4 West- The Famous Name In Western Wear With Indian Flair! Stetson- The Famous Name In Hats.
Tribal And Western Impressions is a Texas Western
store that is a little different in that it focuses on Indians instead
of cowboys. Tribal And Western Impressions was started
by Ralph Thomas and is a division of SpyTek Wholesale Imports And
Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc. It's development is an interesting
story. While the retail store in Georgetown, Texas and this web
site are relatively new, Ralph Thomas has been involved in Native
American art and the Native American Jewelry market in some way
since the 1970's. Many moons ago when he was in his 20's Thomas
wholesaled Native American Turquoise and Sliver jewelry in the Central
Florida area and spent the rest of his time as a musician playing
as a drummer in various rock bands. In his late 20's and early 30's
he moved on to other things and became a private investigator in
Central Florida. Thomas eventually published a book called How To
Find Anyone Anywhere which was a professional manual on how to locate
missing persons that took off like a rocket and became a standard
manual for the private investigative profession for many decades.
That book launched a whole book publishing company which morphed
into an equipment supply company for private investigators, investigators
and law enforcement professionals which is known today as SpyTek
Wholesale Imports and Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc.
America. His showroom in Austin, Texas is called The Spy Exchange
And Security Center. It was his SpyTek wholesale Import business
and the Internet that drove his business enterprises up to the sky.
Thomas and his wife Barbara; who is part Native American, always
maintained an avid fascination with and collection of Native American
art, jewelry and pottery. They both have, for a long time; had a
habit of spending their spare time in places like New Mexico where
they can meet and and talk with Southwestern and Native American
people they tend to connect with such as artists, silversmiths,
bead makers, buffalo breeders, horse lovers and animal lovers of
all kinds, musicians, leather smiths and (as Ralph puts it) Indian
Photos From Left To Right: Ralph With Mark Thunderwolf - Native American Music Awards Nominee.
Barbara Thomas With Tony Duncan - 2013
-Native American Music Awards Artist Of The Year. - Click Here To Go To Mark Thunderwolf's Web Site - Click here To Go To Tony Duncan's Facebook -
Photos From Left To Right: Ralph With a Acoma Indian who
used to be their Chief.
Ralph With Acoma Pueblo Dancers. Barbara With A Navajo Pottery
A Navajo friend With Wonderful Lion Claw Jewelry
Getting into the Southwestern Coat Business is also an interesting
story! Several years ago Ralph Thomas and his wife Barbara Thomas
spent one of many vacations in New Mexico state area traveling around
to various Indian Pueblos which is a hobby and fascination with
them. While traveling around they had walked into a shop and purchased
two coats much like the coats you see in the Tribal Impressions
and Indian Village Mall line on this web site.. As Ralph And Barbara
traveled around, they noticed that both Native Americans on Indian
Reservations and people in general asked them about these coats,
where they got them and how they could obtain one. Some people at
Indian Reservations even offered to trade for the coat right off
Ralph's back. When he got back to Austin, Texas, the same thing
happened. No matter where Ralph and Barbara went, if they had one
of these coats on, people would ask them where they got it.The problem
with many of the stores that stock them is that they carry a very
limited number of styles, often don't have a needed size and retail
them for hundreds of dollars above what the products on this web
site costs. If you know Ralph Thomas at all, you understand that
his business enterprises always centers around what he loves and
he fell in love with these Southwestern Indian coats. Seeing a demand
for an in depth selection of these unique products at highly reasonable
prices, Thomas slowly added a complete and in depth line of Southwestern
coats, jackets, shirts, and related products to his business simply
because it's a labor of love and he finds others like him love this
kind of stuff too. Today there is a line of over fifty styles of
coats and jackets as well as matching vests. This extensive line
has expanded into other related products such as children's western
outfits, handmade western indian bags and purses, fancy shawls,
handmade shirts, indian style skirts, moccasins, wallets and gloves
and just about anything else pertaining to that sort of thing one
could ever think of.
All of these coats and other leather products are hand made with
care and not made on a machine. Each product is a unique piece of
art in and of itself. These products draw attention and are highly
unusual. They simply make you feel good when you wear them and we
know once you have one, you will not wear you other like clothing
because you simply fall in love with these!Please be advised that
that coat and other clothing lines are not Native American made.
Although 90 percent of all orders can be filled within 24/48 hours
from our back stock, we do run out of some styles and sizes from
time to time and they can sometimes take up to six weeks since all
of these products are all hand made by expert craftsmen. Should
you have any questions, please email Ralph Thomas at: RThomas007@mac.com
Tribal Impressions Features Top Of The Line J4 West Brand Western
And Indian Handmade Coats, Jackets, Shawls, Vests And Skirts!
Click Links Below And Watch A Video On Each Of The Collections.
The Tribal And Western
Impressions Retail store in Georgetown Texas opened in the late 2000's after
having a successful audience on the Internet with like products
since 2008. Thomas's goals are somewhat different from the run of
the mill Indian stores and western stores you go into. The best way to understand that
is to listen to his words from a recent newspaper interview. "A
lot of people, including family members thought I was crazy for
opening a new retail store in an economy in which the overwhelming
majority of businesses were experiencing a thirty-three percent
loss of business but I tend to think different anyway. First of
all, another diversification to our business enterprises couldn't
do anything but add more volume of business to our bottom line but
I didn't open Tribal And Western Impressions for those reasons. We didn't do
it to make a lot of money simply because we already did all that.
We opened Tribal And Western Impressions because it's just something we wanted
to do for a very long time which reflects my passion and interest
in Native American art and South Western art. There is something about it that you can
not exactly put your finger on and it's hard to describe but I will
try. Native Americans think on a much different level than most
humans do. Most are not very materialistic and spend their energy
on higher things such as spiritually. This higher level of order
and thinking tends to come out in their art pure and simple. When
you see various forms of Indian and Native American art in any form,
you can see the soul and the heart of the people that make it. So
for fun and to help fuel my own passion and interest in Native American
and Indian art and to help Native American peoples we opened the
store after many moons of thinking about it. Tribal And Western Impressions
was opened to have fun and that is really what business is supposed
to be all about in the first place! Life is short so follow your
passions! Life isn't about the destination, it's about the journey
because in the end, we all end up in about the same place if you
are a good person!. And remember, we are all born naked and with
nothing. When we leave this place we call earth, we leave usually
with one set of cloths. Everything in between birth and death is
what you make of it. We try to be the change we would like to see
in the world today. So Tribal And Western Impressions is about a bridge between two cultures so that we can better understand each other and live together in peace and harmony.
Come And See Us On Courthouse Square In Georgetown, Texas And Get Your Photo Next To Clint Eastwood! Click Here To Maps And Directions To Our Store Location Just North Of Austin, Texas!
Jana Mashonee Wins Pop Recording Of The Year At The 2013 Native American Music Awards
As Well As Shocks And Shakes The House Down With A Stunning Duo Performance With Boy Illinose!
LISTEN TO NAMA AWARD WINNING STAY WITH ME BABY NOW!
Tribal And Western Impressions suports Native American Artists. Carson Waterman was displaying his
amazing art works at the 2013 Native American Music Awards, 2013. Click Here To Check His Web Site.
Tribal And Western Impressions Photo Taken During Georgetown Special Event
In the first
year of opening the retail store, Thomas
studied Native American music and discovered the amazing singing
talent of Jana
Mashonee. Jana's music became an instant love affair with both
Ralph And Barbara Thomas and their store started featuring her CDs
since they became instant fans. That story in and of itself is interesting.
During the Christmas selling season of 2009, Thomas had purchased
a batch of music CDs from a CD wholesaler and noticed one title
by Jana Mashonee called American Indian Christmas. He already knew
who Jana Mashonee was and loved this Christmas CD but the CD sold
out instantly. At the same time, he noticed what he called "a
young girl who looked like his wife on his Facebook page,"
and quickly found out that girl was none-other than Jana Mashonee
herself. The two started communicating and bonded well as friends.
Today Tribal Impressions handles a line of jewelry known as Jana
Jewelry and supports Jana's non-profit organization called Jana's
Kids, Inc. Thomas himself says that Ms. Mashonee is poised to
raise to international super stardom because of her amazing music
talent and has written several articles on the subject. A close
bond has developed between Ralph And Barbara Thomas with Jana
Mashonee and they are determined that both Jana's Kids, Inc.
(which supports Native American kids in college) and the talent
of Jana Mashonee needs to move forward so they both are doing what
they can to support the Jana Mashonee movement. In mid 2010, Thomas
started something called NAIStv,
which is an online TV channel for the National Association Of Investigative
Specialists. Seeing the movement of television to an internet driven
way of viewing with products such as AppleTV, GoogleTV and other
set top boxes, the way we watch TV is changing and appears to be
merging with Internet technology. NAIStv
features spy, investigative and law enforcement type content but
he wanted one featured entertainer and of course picked Jana Mashonee.
NAIStv develops content from a number of different sources. As Internet
driven TV comes of age, Thomas believes that
NAIStv could become something that has a huge audience. In 2012, after some effort, Thomas added a strictly Native American channel to NAIStv. You
can check out NAIStv
by clicking here.
Tribal And Western Impressions Photo Taken During Georgetown Special Event
2012 brought a huge boom to Tribal Impressions as the business began to get well known and well established. Thomas has added famous lines of Western Wear including Scully Leather, Cripple Creek, Monague Native Crafts, Tanka Buffalo Food, products from Native Tea Company and many other fine brand names. Tribal Impressions became the exclusive distributor of the J4 West line of Western clothing in Central Texas and the exclusive Minnetonka Moccasin retailer in the Georgetown, Texas area after several years of a proven high volume track record. Thomas has expanded the high end line of Western and Cowboy wear, started a line of Western And Native style men's blazers for men and a dress line, fringed skirt as well as a top line for the ladies. The business is now studying, and test marketing cowboy and cowgirl boots which is another love and passion with Thomas.
Tribal And Western Impressions Photo Taken During Georgetown Special Event
As the store has developed, Tribal Impressions soon become known as Tribal And Western Impressions with a specialization and focus on old West Cowboy And Indian Museum Quality Replica Wear. In 2013 Tribal And Western Impressions added and became an authorized dealer for Stetson Hats because the store believes that Stetson Hats are part of Old West History and the American made hat maker that has been making hats since 1865. As a historical junkie, the store's owner and manager has developed a line of both Old West Cowboy and Museum Quality Indian Clothing as well as historically correct Old West gun belts, holsters, shirts, and movie prop gun replicas. The movie and TV industry as well as entertainers and actors in the industry often obtain film and TV set wear from the store because of it's wide and extensive selections and museum quality products. Rock Stars and singers are often making purchases because of the unusual, bold and Wild West type designs and styles.
FAMOUS! - Emil Nikolaisen From The Norway Rock Band Sensation - Serena Maneesh
Tribal And Western Impressions Client- Click Here To review The Band Now! Click Here To Go To The Serena Maneesh Web Site.
In 2012, Tribal And Western Impressions was a set supply vendor for the new movie, The Lone Ranger
being filmed and produced by Disney Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, and Tom Wilkinson.
Here Is The Official Movie Trailer.
In 2012- Ralph And Barbara Thomas and Cheri Wallance found a new art form they
fell in love with called Horse Whispers. Horse Whispers are fine art sculptures that deal
with the love and special relationship of girls and horses. We hope you too will find this new
love affair something you will find highly stunning! Click Here To Review The New Horse Whisper Line Of Fine Art!
Of Barbara Thomas With Jana Mashonee And Ralph Thomas
With Jana Mashonee After One Of Her Concerts. Ask Thomas About These
Photos And He Will Say,
"Well We Are Super Fans And You Can Have Your Photo Taken With
Jana Too By Attending One Of Her
Concerts As She Always Wants To Meet Everyone After Her Show And
You Will Have The Opportunity
To Have Your Photo With Her. For More Information, Click
Her To Read Jana Live! "
Are Some Of The Thomas Articles And NAIStv Content:
And there is even more.
Thomas always had a fascination with moccasins. As a kid he always
talked his parents into stopping at road side highway gift shops
that sold moccasins and has worn them since he was a kid.
At every stop, he was usually able to talk his parents into getting
him yet another pair. So guess what one of the main things Thomas
features in his store? Minnetonka Moccasins and other lines of moccasins.
You can review the Tribal Impressions moccasin line by clicking
Call It Moccasin City! Inside Tribal Impressions!
Watch A Slide Show Movie Of the Tribal Impressions Moccasin
Music: The New World- By Jana Mashonee From Her Album American
Indian Story Click
Here To Review Jana Mashonee Products
Tribal And Western Impressions Photo Taken During Gerogetown Special Event
Painted Ponies is even
another interesting story. As Thomas was seriously thinking about
the opening of the retail store, his good friend Allen Kenny (who
is a very well known cowboy and Southwestern artist) had given him
the Painted Pony Native Jewel as a Christmas present. "Where
did you get this!," Thomas asked and remarked he had seen them
a lot in New Mexico. After his gift, he after studying the Painted
Pony line with his wife Barbara another instant love affair
with Painted Pony art developed. So today, Tribal Impressions specializes
in Painted Ponies because of this love affair. Click
here to learn about Painted Ponies.
Watch A Video Of Some Of Our Favorite Painted Ponies!
The stories go on and on! Thomas and his wife along with his store manager Cheri Wallace have a passion for horses, the old West, Native Americans, Cowboy and Cowgirl culture and Southwestern art. They tend to connect with artistic people! They tend to know the well known artists such as Amando Pena, Victor Crisostomo Gomez, Lynn Bean, and many other artists and like to feature their work. "It's not really about selling stuff as much as it is about the passion," Thomas explained. It's more of a movement to support both the artists and to keep alive and support Native American, Old West and Cowboy culture. "Culture is always preserved through various forms of art," Thomas says. So they collect and market it.
Barbara Thomas, Artist Amando Pena And Ralph Thomas
Amado Peña Video Sample from the DVD
Spirits Of The Southwest- The Art Work Of Amado Peña -Turns Your TV And/Or Computer Screen
Peña Art Gallery! This DVD As Well As
Peña Prints And Posters Are Featured At Tribal And Western Impressions Click Here For The Amado Peña Online Page!
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