Sunday, August 22, 2010

Indian Market 2010, Part 1

We spent most of today wandering in and around the Santa Fe Plaza, perusing the incredible artwork and soaking up the unique atmosphere of Santa Few during Indian Market.

What a great day.

Needless to say, I have lots of pictures to share.

I guess I'll call this first entry

the Faces of Indian Market.

I'm endlessly fascinated by the people I see here, and Indian Market seems to offer a veritable cornucopia of memorable visages.

I love the Native Americans
who show up in their tribal attire

This gent's hairpieces
is made from porcupine hair.

Then there's the cowboys.

We spent quite a while
talking with this young man.
He's what they call a Fancy Dancer.
Currently majoring in theater in college,
a few years ago,
he decided to carry on.
the family tradition.

He made his costume himself
with the help of his Father

All ages come to Santa Fe
for Indian Market

Including Mountain Men

I love the hat!

The back of the hat
is even better than the front.

This vest is completely beaded.
It'll be a while before we're up
to this level of beading!

I was taken
with this beautiful woman's face.

I'll close with this one.
The picture really doesn't
do this costume justice.
You can't see all the fake flowers
in the brim of the hat,
or the tiny hats and dolls
sewed to the legs of his jacket and pants.
But you get the idea.

I love going to Indian Market!
More pictures to come in the days ahead.


turquoisemoon said...

I've been to Indian market twice and would love to go again and again. Thank you so much for sharing and, Ooooh took beautiful pictures, especially the beautiful woman's face.

photowannabe said...

Stunning Kate, absolutely stunning.
The first one and the cowboy are my favorites but then again that beautiful Indian woman is pretty awesome too.