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Fashion scene from the 100th Santa Fe Indian Market

Last weekend, the Santa Fe Indian Market celebrated 22 anniversaries and the annual event – North American Indigenous artists taking over downtown Santa Fe and showcasing their latest works for sale – continues to grow in size. Originally an intimate event held indoors, the market was once dedicated to reviving the art of pueblo pottery making, but today it has grown to include beadwork, featherwork, textiles, ceramics and many other mediums – all from different Tribal artist, style and location. Whether traditional or contemporary in feel, each piece tells a different story and maintains a specific aspect of cultural craftsmanship. (Today, the market is run by the South West Indian Art Association, known as SWAIA).

This year, Indigenous beauty is on full display more than ever before. inside 81 booth, on both sides of the street in the Santa Fe Downtown Plaza, at 94 Artists showcase and sell their new work, some of which take months or entire calendar years to produce. Highlights include one-of-a-kind pieces such as Pat Pruitt’s titanium feather necklace; Maria Samora’s stylish silver ring and bracelet; Featured in Reservation Dogs ; Jontay Kahm’s sculptural goose feather dress; and Elias Jade Not Afraid’s leather cape decorated with bull elk ivory, tusk shells, sable tails and spikes prick.