International Folk Art Market

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My last real outing before I was relegated to bed rest (for risk of preterm labor) was to visit the 10th Annual International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, NM. One of the most anticipated events of the Santa Fe summer calendar, the Folk Art Market brought together dozens of master craftspeople from around the world to display and sell their wares over one weekend in the courtyards between the Museum of International Folk Art, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art.

Ever since I heard about the Folk Art Market in Santa Fe I have wanted to visit it, and I’m so glad I did, even if I wasn’t in the most mobile shape (I had to be pushed around in a wheel chair by a couple of friends!). We had a great time wandering the numerous stalls of the market which featured artists and art work of a very high caliber (and high prices to match!). Some of my favorites included diaphanous cotton ponchos handwoven by backstrap loom by an artist collective from Guatemala, gorgeous and unique indigo-dyed and -painted garments and accessories from Thailand, and fabulous tribal jewelry from Nagaland, India. Looking forward to going back next year, hopefully with the new baby in tow!

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