Monday, July 22, 2013

International Folk Art Market - Santa Fe

Last week George and I went to the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We had never been to the market before and this year we planned our trip around it.  It is the largest Internation Folk Market in the world and it did not disappoint!  It was truly a feast for the eyes (and ears, stomach, fingers and nose!)  I loved seeing the incredible work from people around the world.  The craftsmanship was amazing and it was truly a delight to meet the artists.  I also loved the variety...figurines woven from horsehair, the most-incredibly intricate gourd carvings, beautifully crafted jewelry, finely woven textiles, crazy musical instruments, scary masks, huge brightly-colored paper flowers, baskets woven from pine needles with amazing designs, Scandinavian wood carvings with lovely folk designs...I could go on and on!  Needless to say I had a wonderful day and will post soon about the artist whose table I couldn't leave.  (A big thanks to G for having lots of patience with me while I oohed and ahhed and fretted over what to buy!)


May and Jim said...

Looks amazing. Wonderful pictures!

Sherry Willis said...

Looks like so much fun! Beautiful!