|Cross collection from Ecuador, Chiapas, Ethiopia|
|Dance costumes, Guerrero Mexico|
Folk art is is one of the only remaining vestiges of true cultural authenticity in a world of rapid homogenization, and it is such a pleasure to meet the artisans and shop with them, either while on the road, or while at home in Santa Fe.
I have worked pretty hard to show my folk art in a respectful straightforward way, while also attempting at the same time to avoid the curio shop effect. I'm including some shots here by way of illustration. This blog entry is also a thinly veiled attempt at posting my wonderful adobe home for sale…if you are thinking of moving to Santa Fe, please visit https://post.craigslist.org/manage/4661728449
|Masks, Mexico and Guatemala, Moroccan carpet|
|Huichol Beaded mask, Vintage Mexican pottery|
Here's a look at how folk art can really make your house sparkle, and set if apart from the sometimes rather ho-hum homes on the market…
It helps to have saltillo floors, Mexican hand painted talavera tiles and thick, silent, adobe walls…plus I'm lucky to have the wooden vigas run the width of each room and add a great feeling of warmth.
|Guatemalan textile pillows, New Mexico Santo|
|Mexican wooden skeleton, 'Flaco.'|
|Equipale furniture, Mexican Mask, New Mexico carving|
|Recycled Mexican tin chicken|