Success at the IFAM in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Thembi Dlamini and Zoe Davidson were off on their US adventure on the 10th, after 2 days of travel they finally arrived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are there to represent not only Tintsaba and our 800 rural women but also Swaziland.
For those that do not know, Tintsaba is a regular guest of the IFAM (International Folk Art Market), this year marks our 10th year at the market. Market… Market really is not the correct term for it. This festival, extravaganza, event is a shining light in the international handcrafted goods industry. But I like how IFAM explains it best “a mecca for master folk artists and catalyst for social change across continents”. With over 600 applications each year, the IFAM selects only 160 artists to appear who in-turn represent thousands of individual artists, thousands of hours of labor and love for their craft from over 60 countries. These 160 are the best of the best from textiles, home decor, to jewellery to innovative products.