Santa Fe Indian Market, now in its 92nd year, is not just a show and sale of Native American art. It’s also a celebration of the Native cultures, past and present, which underlie and inform that work — and a glimpse into the future of these very special artists and art forms.
What is most unusual about the 2013 edition of Indian Market magazine, is it’s emphasis on Native couture — an expression of American Indian art only beginning to be widely recognized and appreciated by the mainstream community. Stories about both the traditional and contemporary categories of the beloved Native American Clothing Contest held every year on the Sunday morning of Indian Market weekend; an overview of Native designers from the 1940s to the present; a spotlight on two Santa Fe-based SWAIA artists turning their attention to clothing design; and a photo essay featuring a new generation of Native designers.
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