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Amazonian Basketry: Mesmerizing Patterns and Business Visas

amazonian basketry: They will shop among wares from nearly 200 artists and artisans, many from remote areas in developing countries, according to Metro News. Here is a look at this year's event TRADING PLACESMarket organizers say that more than nine out of 10 invited artists have been able to secure temporary business visas and attend. In its 14th year, the annual bazaar is expanding its mission to highlight innovation and high-fashion within folk art traditions, from flower-petal dyed scarves from India to Amazonian basketry with mesmerizing patterns and symmetry.A crowd of 20,000 is expected at the three-day sale that starts Friday. That access is on a par with previous years, despite a partial reinstatement of President Donald Trump's executive order banning citizens of six mainly Muslim countries and refugees from coming into the U.S. Work from one of those six countries will be on display blown glass in a century-old style created by Syrian artists who decided last fall to sell goods at the market without attending because of their country's civil war. The Roots Project, founded by South Sudanese human rights activist Anyieth D'Awol, is sending artwork with an outside representative to Santa Fe. Female artists from a co-operative in South Sudan known for its beaded jewelry and clothing also chose to stay home amid unrest and famine there. ( As reported in the news.