Back in the 1950s every curio shop sold lamps and build-it-yourself kits of cholla wood topped with laced-together picture shades.
Scorpion bola ties
The bola is the official state neckwear, but a tie with a scorpion encased in plastic is the ultimate adornment.
The flute player of T-shirts and statues bears little resemblance to its namesake, drawn on rock walls hundreds of years ago by native people.
They're our species-equivalent to flamingo yard art.
Critics be damned, Ted DeGrazia was an artist. But we come in praise of his magnets. Bearing drawings of angels and doe-eyed children, they clung to refrigerators across America in the 1960s and '70s.
- Selected by Bobbie Jo Buel