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News from Nasrullah: Words of thanks from a first-time Market artist

Nasrullah comes from a family of glassmakers, creating the famous blue glass of the Herat province in Afghanistan. Following in the ways of his father and grandfather, he uses traditional and ancient techniques to make glass and blow goblets, vases, bowls, and plates. This beautiful and detailed glassware is used to celebrate the Afghan New…
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IFAA Joins New Innovative Financing Initiative

The International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) is excited to partner with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise (AAE) on a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. In collaboration with the Aspen Institute, United States Department of State, Kiva, and artist businesses in over 20 countries, this CGI Commitment to Action will fund much-needed micro-loans…
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An Artist’s Journey to International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

This year more than 150 artists from 60 countries traveled thousands of miles to Santa Fe, New Mexico to take part in an extraordinary global celebration. Each year, visitors to the Market revel in the beauty and craftsmanship on display. They meet the artists and see first-hand some of the techniques employed and the time…
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The magic of the market

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe would not be complete without our festive Ambiance Booth. Each year the Ambiance Booth offers a wide variety of colorful, fun, and affordable handmade items, making it a favorite spot to shop for all attendees. This year the booth will be in a new and larger location,…
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“Turning Devastation into Dreams: Haitian Artists Post Earthquake”

For many Haitian artists after the 2010 earthquake, their work has become survival—both as a means to heal and to provide. From painters working in the rubble of ruined buildings to textile and papier mâché artists incorporating found and recycled objects in their pieces, their art tells the story of determination, legacy, and dreams of…
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