Palace of the Governors
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Portal Native American Artisans Program
The Portal Native American Artisans Program brings artisans to the historic Palace of the Governors daily. One of the best known "Indian Markets" in Santa Fe (along with the seasonal Indian Markets held on the plaza on specific days in August and November), the artisans display their wares underneath the portal of the landmarked building. The program is year round and all artisans must be members of New Mexico tribes and pueblos. They must also follow very specific rules to ensure that all the pieces they sell are genuine. You'll find works in turquoise, coral, and silver, as well as a range of textiles. Word to the wise: if you like a piece, buy it when you see it—artists and artisans are rotated and you can’t count on finding the same item, or artisan, if you return a day later.
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