Monday, January 18, 2016

International Folk Art Museum Santa Fe, NM

I had the chance to visit the International Folk Art Museum last Sunday, January 10th.
  The museum is located on Museum Hill in Santa Fe.
This is at the entrance to the museum complex. It is where the Santa Fe Trail ends.
On the way into the main gallery there are these wonderful paper stages. This one looks like a nice place to live.
   The main gallery is filled with lots of things from all over the world.
This is a crèche from Poland.
They had quite a few examples of these tin foil churches also from Poland.
Here is a beautiful Sailor's Valentine.
But I was here to see these...
Most of these samplers are European.
Beautiful stitching.
These don't look like they are queen stitches.
What do you think? Rice?
I think this might be the one American one in the collection.
White work.
What a beautiful display.
Gorgeous patterns.
This spot motif sampler is all queen stitches.

If you are ever in Santa Fe this museum is a must see.
They attributed this chest as Italian.
Here is a close up of one of the door panels.
   They also had an exhibit on Flamenco.
It was very interesting.
Amazing costumes.
Very beautiful.

This museum exceeded my expectations. It was a wonderful way to spend a morning.

Thanks for traveling with me.


Barb said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures Chris. Sometimes there are good fares from Seattle to Santa Fe. I have always wanted to visit. Now I would love to for sure.

Margaret said...

WOW! Gorgeous samplers! I love that sailor's valentine too. I'd never seen a sailor's valentine until a few years ago. They are so special. Thanks for sharing pics with us. Loved seeing everything!

Cindy's Stitching said...

Beautiful Chris. thank you for sharing pictures.

Robin in Virginia said...

I am sitting here stunned. What beautiful pictures you shared with us! Thank you, Chris!

Lynette said...

Looks like a wonderful place. Thanks for sharing you pictures!

butterfly said...

Thank you Chris for sharing some really wonderful photos, have fun.

Marilyn said...

Wow, what a great place to visit, and beautiful works of art.
Love the long, blue Sampler with the Angel, so pretty.
Thanks for sharing the pics.
You sure get to see some beautiful sites on your work travels.

Julie said...

An amazing stitching collection they have, how wonderful to have admired those close up. Thanks Chris for sharing your visit there.

Vickie said...

Thanks for sharing Chris. This is beautiful.

Carol said...

Really enjoyed this post, Chris! Such a perfect sidetrip for a stitcher or anyone who appreciates the arts! I hope to get back to Santa Fe some day--was there about 20 years ago and just loved it :)

Vera said...

Now I know I need to get back to Santa Fe Chris! Gorgeous pictures. Looks like it was a fabulous museum.

Andrea said...

Looks a great place to visit. Beautiful samplers.

Karoline said...

Great display of samplers, Santa Fe looks a fantastic place to visit

Brigitte said...

So very special, this museum with all these wonderful samplers. I love the red darning sampler, it looks gorgeous.Certainly a place where you can spend many hours. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mary said...

It is always so interesting to read of your travels and all that you see. What wonderful memories you must have.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Chris, thanks for taking us along! Loved all the eye candy. Oh to have seen this in person. Swoon!