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August 25, 2011
Shine On Pakistan Folk Art Sale to benefit Flood Victims

This Labor Day weekend, a special folk art sale at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe is taking place to benefit the flood ravaged Ralli-quilt-maker villages in Pakistan.

One hundred percent of all sales of Pakistan-made folk art and Ralli quilts will go to support the hundreds of Ralli quilt artisan families who have been represented at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and are now suffering from the recent August floods.

Press estimates put the number of people affected by the recent floods in the Sindh region at over 700,000.

imageOn Friday, September 2 there’ll be a buying reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm with wine and cheese.

The sale continues on Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Sept 3 – 5) from 10am – 4pm in the Auditorium of the Museum of International Folk Art, on Camino Lejo (off Old Santa Fe Trail). There is free entry to attend the reception or sale in the Museum’s auditorium.

There will be something for everyone’s taste and pocketbook, including jewelry, hand-woven textiles, beaded bags, lacquerware, ceramics and the famous Ralli quilts.

For additional information, contact.image

The sale is presented in conjunction with the exhibition, ‘The Arts of Survival: Folk Expression in the Face of Natural Disaster.’ (To contact the Museum of International Folk Art about exhibit information, call: 505-476-1200.)

To see images of the devastation from the floods or to make a donation directly to the relief efforts, please visit the Ralli Quilts website.

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The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, a non-profit organization, produces the largest international folk art market in the world, and our success led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art.