Thursday, March 6, 2014

Indian Fair & Market, part 4


On my way out of the Indian Fair & Market, I caught sight of singer Radmilla Cody performing on the Pavilion Stage near the exit.  She writes her own songs and explained how each one developed before she sang it.  What a lovely voice she has.


This woman was making a Native American treat called Piki bread.  It's from the Hopi cuisine, made of blue cornmeal and ash.  The batter is spread out by hand on a hot grilling platform.  It cooks quickly and is then rolled up (again by hand from the hot grill) and served.  I bet she has developed some serious calluses on her finger tips.

These last two photos are of some of the artworks I viewed.  Masks are a popular wall hanging sculptures in many southwestern homes.















There were two or three places selling handmade drums.

But these two things just touch the tip of the iceberg when I comes to what I saw there.  So many extremely talented people all in one place.  It was a treat for the eyes.

15 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

It does indeed look like a real treat for the eyes. So much creativity and originality, all in one place!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It is also gratifying that there are often very talented young artists at the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market carrying on cultural traditions.

José Mendonça said...

I'm really fond of ethnic subjects. Great series, Sharon.

Kate said...

What would I give for that turquoise jewelry!? I am very fond of those drums, too. Large ones make great end tables.

glenda said...

Miss Cody is beautiful as well as talented. Julie and I, while visiting Hopi Mesa on the Hopi reservation were treated to some piki bread. Great experience.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I can just imagine Shron.. it's often quite difficult to choose which shots to take from an event like an Indian Market.. you chose well :) it's been a fabulous series of posts.

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

Ms. Cody is quite easy on the eyes, too. Great coverage of the event, Sharon.

RedPat said...

A great series, Sharon! Lots of fine work at the market.

Karl Demetz said...

Great series, I like the mask and especially the drum!

cieldequimper said...

Lucky you for having heard Radmilla Cody! Lovely photo of her too!

Jack said...

It looks like a treat for the eyes AND a treat for the camera.

Judy said...

These are great. What a fun day!

William Kendall said...

Miss Cody looks quite striking in particular.

Randy said...

I love that mask.

Kathy said...

I would have guessed piki bread had Hawaiian origins! Silly me!