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Fun at the Folk Art Flea

By Nancy Walkup, posted on May 8, 2016

Once a year the Museum of International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe hosts the Folk Art Flea Market, to raise funds for the Museum from folk art donated by the Friends of Folk Art and others. I was able to attend this year and was waiting at the door when the museum opened. Here you see my prize find, a paper mache horse and rider made for the Days of the Dead. I have other pieces from this same workshop, so I was drawn to him immediately.




The sale is held in the atrium of the Museum, a beautiful, light-filled space. I headed immediately to the Mexico section, helpfully shown on a map we were given.
This was my other desire, though I let another man have it because apparently his wife had sent him to find it. I figured he deserved to have it. It's face was very well painted.

This was a large woodcarving from Navajo artist Delbert Buck, one of my favorites. It was in the Collectors Corner.







The folk art was separated by country or by kind of art, such as textiles, costumes, and clothing.








Metal Work







 Folk art of African origin.






A table of dolls. 







Racks of clothing. 





Hats of all kinds.







And textiles.