Weaving skills were handed down from mother to daughter. Mexico’s fabric crafting history originates with the Mayans who wove garments, rugs and art decorated with symbols, animals and plants. Mayans are credited with originating hammocks, hats and baskets and the patterns found on contemporary wares is extremely similar in shape and color.
Even the vibrant colors of the handicrafts in Santa Fe match the landscape of New Mexico. Love the antique looking lamp casting its shadow.
New Mexico – Santa Fe – Colorful Handicrafts
The Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a former Roman Catholic church that is now used as a museum and wedding chapel.
New Mexico – Santa Fe – Loretto Chapel
Colorful blossoms against the pastel colored buildings of Santa Fe
New Mexico – Blossoms in Santa Fe
Arguably Santa Fe’s most photographed building, this ornate Romanesque cathedral stands in grandiose contrast to much of the city’s traditional Pueblo Revival architecture. The elaborate structure was commissioned in 1869 by Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy—the founder of the Franciscan order immortalized in Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop. We were there on Good Friday and could not go inside as the cathedral was preparing for mass.
New Mexico – Santa Fe – Basilica of St Francis
Nowhere else in the United States are you likely to see such extremes of architectural style as in New Mexico. The state’s distinctive architecture reflects the diversity of cultures that have left their imprint on the region.
Matching the hues of the land and rocks, the colors of Santa Fe are definitely in sync.
New Mexico – Colors of Santa Fe