SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A woman from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana has won this year’s Best of Show award at the Santa Fe Indian Market.
Jackie Bread’s piece, entitled [auth] “Memory Keeper” is a colorful beaded hatbox featuring the image of a Native American man. The box also has two pouches with sepia-tone images of other faces, which are also made of beads.
Bread tells the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1bGiTwT ) that the market is the highlight of her year. Her family says the faces on the hatbox represent Beard’s relatives.
More than 60 jurors looked through hundreds of pieces from 400 artists to pick the winner.
The market in its 92nd year ends Sunday afternoon.