Quexquemitl is a type of poncho that originated in Puebla in Pre-Columbian times.
An ancient fiber in action
I am very proud of their award for best booth at Sarcda!
The wonderful work of Ronel Jordaan
An exhibit at the Santa Fe Museum of International Folk Art (in their new Gallery of Conscience) is about Empowering Women...which is something happening in abundance at the market.
See www.folkartmarket.org for more info!
A Million Hearts for Haiti
Setting up at the Santa Fe Folk Art Market
Folk art is made by the hands to delight the eye...but so many traditional textiles just call out to be touched.
The magic of folk art -- so present in Santa Fe -- comes from hands.
Here are a few from the 2010 Folk Art Market. See www.folkartmarket.org for more info.
Every year Tintsaba Crafts from Swaziland invites its 1000 women weavers to make unique creations of superb quality. The result of the master's weavers competition is rated, catalogued and numbered by the women and then is brought to Santa Fe every year so that collectors and connoisseurs can have access to this unique quality and creativity.