Sunday, July 29, 2012

Santa Fe Spanish Market

Neuvomexicano art, deeply rooted in the Spanish Colonial years of New Mexico of the late 14th century, is impressively showcased at the annual Spanish Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.    Although some of the art work is secular, the religious expression is highly dominate and most often represented by carved bultos (statues of saints), wooden crucifixes, reredoses (altar screens), retablos (paintings), and various tin and metal creations.

Sandy and I attended the impressive annual market this weekend.  The half-gallon micaceous bean cooking pot shown below by Vilis and Brenda from the Dragon Star Studio in El Cerro Mission, New Mexico is one of the items we brought back.     Sandy initiated it on the stove top last night by cooking up a batch of saffron accented white rice.