What. I’m. talking. about.—just some of the reasons I’m so enchanted with this market. 1. Rebecca Lolosoli from Kenya started a foundation for abused and mutilated women with proceeds from her beadwork, she was among Newseek’s 100 Most Influential Women in the World this year. 2. Elhadji Koumama from Nigeria makes extraordinary silver jewelry, plus it’s hard not to like a tall handsome man with a great smile in a turban and flowing robes. 3. Handmade rugs from Arzu in Afghanistan. 4. Janet Nkubana lived through the Rwanda genocide to unite Tutzi and Hutu women in their native basket weaving art. She took home a check for $40,000 dollars from the Santa Fe market a few years ago. It’s not too late to book your tickets to Santa Fe, July 8 – 10.