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Art from 26 countries at holiday boutique

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — This story has been corrected to show the event starts on Saturday.

 

It’s folk art for the holidays.

Felted wool figure by Erkebu Djumagulova tells a story of life in rural Kyrgyzstan. (Source: Jane Bernard)

Felted wool figure by Erkebu Djumagulova tells a story of life in rural Kyrgyzstan. (Source: Jane Bernard)

The International Folk Art Market Santa Fe is hosting its Second Annual Holiday Pop-Up Boutique at La Fonda on the Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 19, and Sunday, Nov. 20.

More than 30 artists from 26 countries will sell works from around the globe. Shoppers and collectors can choose from wool and silk scarves from Kyrgyzstan, Kantha-embroidered pieces from India, beaded jewelry from Kenya and Ecuador and peace baskets from Rwanda. Prices will range from $20 to more than $2,000.

Kyrgyzstan artist Erkebu Djumagulova is sending Christmas ornaments.

“She’s known for her dolls that are very lifelike,” said IFAM’s Paul Neimi. “I call them soft sculptures. One of the soft sculptures is a woman on a yak. Her face is very joyful.”

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Haitian artist Josnel Bruno makes bowls and platters from recycled oil drums. The market also will offer his holiday ornaments and angel votives and treetops.

“He’s one of our most popular artists,” Neimi said.

Collectors can also select from painted egg ornaments from Ukraine and silver and gold jewelry from Spain and Kazakhstan. Children’s gifts and baked goods also will be available.

The proceeds will benefit the IFAM online program offering business training and support to the artists. It also creates a year-round income opportunity.


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