Sunday, July 27, 2008

SF Vacation #8-Spanish Market

The annual Spanish Market has grown much larger since I've been here last. It's a two-day festival that celebrates the culture with traditional and contemporary crafts of extremely high quality: textiles, jewelery, furniture, paintings, tinwork, wood carvings, retablos, bolsos, straw applique, and sculpture to name a few. There also is a category for youth artists, beginning at age 7. In addition the Plaza has music and dancing throughout the day. This collage is a collection of photos of a fashion show, "Exhibicion de Modas" of 18th Century apparel, worn by descendants of early New Mexican settlers; some of the models were grandmothers as well as their granddaughters. The clothing all had exquisite detail, and the audience enthusiastically welcomed their show!

12 comments:

  1. Sounds similar to our "Art Fair on the Square" - but with a more ethnic feel. That shawl the one woman models is gorgeous!

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  2. Nice post. I guess you are still on vacation in Santa Fe.

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  3. Beautiful presentation. I love how you've arranged all those photos. Hope the holiday is going well...

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  4. Gorgeous fashions. I love the red and white scarf. And that purple dress is stunning. Must have been fun seeing all the different styles and colors and models.

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  5. Excellent montage, Kate - the photos & their colors fit together perfectly. Nice job.

    (My newest is about a St. Paul guy :)

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  6. Lovely women and beautiful clothing. A very nice collage of pictures.

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  7. Great shots of lovely ladies. I like the collages you've been putting together recently.

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  8. The women and the dresses are beautiful.

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  9. Great collage of this event, beautiful ladies and her colored dresses! Well done.

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  10. une belle série de portraits, elles sont très belles avec leurs costumes traditionnel.

    a beautiful series of portraits, they are very beautiful with their traditional costumes.

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  11. Pretty lace! Did you buy something? :)

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  12. they're truly beautiful women, very nice post Kate!

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