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Family Day at the Folk Art Market in Santa Fe

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Jul 13, 2014

Sunday was family day for the International Folk Art Market. Kids could pick up free "passports" near the entrance and visit as many countries as they could. Each booth had flag stickers to share that represented their countries. Children learned a little about each country as they received their passport stickers. 


 
 
 
 
Admission for children under the age of 16 was free every day, but the passport program was only offered on Sunday.
 
 
Photo of the day! I shot this from the front of the Museum of Indian American Art this morning before the rains came. Nothing beats the sky out here!
 
 
Naina Valasai is the face of Lila Handicrafts, a women's cooperative in the Thar Desert region of Pakistan. Naina and her husband Surendar were not able to come this year, so he asked me to send him photos of the booth. These are the photos I took.
 
 
This year the women made some small pieces to sell along with the quilts, runners, and pillows.
 
 
Here are some of the wonderful quilts made by the women (I have two!)
 
 
A shot of Herb Stoddard manning the booth.
 
 
For the first time, appliquéd clothing was available for sale.
 
 
More beautiful quilts.