New Mexico: Nuseum highlights culture of Mexican horsemen

 
 
Mexican saddle
Mexican saddle
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There’s no mass production here, just evidence of the slow and patient work that went into handcrafting the costumes and tools behind one of Mexico’s most important traditions. From fine embroidery to ornate saddles and silver inlaid spurs, more than 150 pieces are on display at the Albuquerque Museum as part of the exhibition Arte en la Charreria: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture, which is on display through March 30. The artifacts, some dating to the 1800s, were culled from prestigious collections throughout Mexico. Each item reflects different elements of the culture of the legendary charro — the Mexican horseman.

Details: www.albuquerquemuseum.org or 505-243-7255.

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