Yarn Paintings Preserve Huichol History And Tradition

Jul 10, 2017

One-hundred sixty artists from 53 countries will gather in Santa Fe this weekend for the 14th Annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market. Many will earn the majority of their income at the market and the proceeds help communities achieve economic independence. 

Participants also receive mentorship and training that has helped many artists preserve traditions and knowledge that might otherwise be lost. One of those is Rafael Cilau Valadez  from Mexico, who is part of the Wixarika or Huichol tribe. 


Rafael Cilau Valadez
Credit Widen Collective / Santa Fe International Folk Art Market