Southwest Indian Art Fair
The University of Arizona hosted the Southwest Indian art show and market this weekend. Culture filled the campus as art, performances, and food were available to guests on the Arizona State Museum’s front lawn. Hundreds of Native artists displayed their work, talked with those who were interested in the cultural significance behind the art over the two-day celebration.
Photo 1-5: Members of the Zuni tribe perform a variety of ceremonial dances outside of the Arizona State Museum on Sunday at the Southwest Indian Art Fair.
Photo 6: Francisco Santiago, a member of the Oaxaca tribe, demonstrates traditional weaving styles for Nate Krumm and Kate Allan. Symbolism in this particular rug include diamonds, the eye of god, and raindrops.
Photo 7: Diego (left) and Fabian (center) Behshad and Carla Carpenter (right) enjoy various indigenous cuisine on Sunday during the fair.
Photo 8: Ruth Teller weaves a small textile piece at the Southwest Indian Arts Fair. Teller, age 87, has been practicing traditional forms of weaving for the majority of her life.