International Folk Arts Market — Santa Fe, New Mexico


Join us in Santa Fe!  We will be there to support two weavers from of a fair-trade women’s cooperative that engages traditional knowledge for economic gain and gender equality, and that includes all the families of the Totobiegosode-Ayoreo

The Totobiegosode-Ayoreo people of northern Paraguay are renowned for their creativity and skill in creating beautiful, traditional utebetade  bags.  Crafted entirely by hand from sustainably-gathered wild plant fibers in a process taking 3-6 weeks per bag, each is a unique artistic expression of traditional clan designs and motifs inspired by creation myths.  

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One hundred percent of proceeds from the marketing of these bags is returned to the women of the Totobiegosode-Ayoreo communities, where it provides a critical source of employment and empowerment.