|Charlie Favour was born in 1950 in Prescott, AZ. While growing up around ranches & rodeos, he began braiding when he was 11 years old. In 1970, Charlie started doing leatherwork professionally by opening a leather & Native American art store in Aspen, CO. In 1980 he settled in northern New Mexico where he engaged in the fly fishing business & continued his leathercraft.
Throughout his career, Charlie has been a serious student of all aspects of Native American crafts as well as leatherwork of the old time cowboys. He has achieved a high degree of expertise in many areas of work including Native American footwear, beadwork, hand-tanning hides, traditional western tooling and braiding.
Currently, Charlie divides his time between Santa Fe and his studio overlooking Abiquiu Lake.