Thursday, July 18, 2013

Headresses


Magnificient headdresses on the people of 
Kyrgyzstan


Several days ago one person asked how all these artists could afford to attend this market and here is my reply: I pulled out my publication on the event and found two pages of individual Donors: World, Continent, Country, Region, Village, and Community. In addition here are more facts about the event: 1,500 volunteers make this event happen in Santa Fe and over the ten years--the market has involved 650 artists from 80 countries across six continents,  1 million lives worldwide have been positively affected, more than $16 million in artists' sales, most artists earn at the market 10x what they might earn in one year in their own country and 90% of the sales have gone home with the artists and their organizations to improve livelihoods across the globe. It's an unforgettable event. Crowded but worth the experience; lots of wonderful merchandise to buy!


19 comments:

  1. Thanks Kate...now I understand. Must be a very interesting fair. I tire of the ones here with the same old things. International crafts and arts without me having to travel.....and them wearing costume is a real bonus!

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  2. That is one gorgeous headress in the photo on top. And sooooo white! I would fear getting it dirty if I wore it.

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  3. This really is a wonderful event for so many reasons hey Kate.. It sounds to me like a win win situation, the people of the world have an influx of much needed funds and the people of Santa Fe and neighbours are enriched by the experience..it's all good :)

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  4. Would that first one be hot in Santa Fe today? It would here... 90s again. Whew!

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  5. Some day I will attend this festival...

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    1. You definitely should; but, be prepared for HUGE crowds.

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  6. This does look like an a very worthwhile event.

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  7. wonderful!

    i LOVE the first portrait! she is gorgeous!

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  8. This sounds like a wonderful and well organized event. I've enjoyed following both you and Randy's posts about it.

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  9. You have shown us a 'variety of hats' that are much more elegant than the ones I posted yesterday!
    You are so lucky to be there for this wonderful event.

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  10. Wow! I have never seen headwear like that lady has on. Neat capture!

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  11. Amazing portraits, great costumes!

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  12. Excellent portrait view of the matron with the beaded headdress. I detect a faint smile coming from the corners of her lips with a hint of a twinkle in her knowing eyes! Sweet photo!

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  13. Your portraits reflect the great time you must be having in Santa Fe.

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  14. That headdress is wonderful and her face has all the weathering of a hard but good life.

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  15. Magnificent is right! Love the woman's headdress!

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  16. Those are some mighty impressive figures (the kinds that get donors to say, "I'll buy into that!"). And I love the headdress at the top. No bad hair days if you can wear that.

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