ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Orlando Dugi conjures the night sky in shimmering silk sparkling with beadwork.
The first dress the Diné designer entered into the Santa Fe Indian Market took first place in about 2009.
This year organizers crowned him featured designer in the annual event’s virtual market opening Saturday, Aug. 1, at swaia.org. Slated for the third weekend in August, the traditional market was canceled due to the
pandemic. Many of the artists earn up to 50% of their income from the Santa Fe event.