The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Much of Taos and the Famous Taos pueblo rely on visitors and tourists year round from all over the world to supplement its meager income,especially in the summer, I think northern New Mexico can do a WAY better job in making them feel welcomed or at home however that’s another set of can’s.
The pueblo has been opened for tourists forever and a day if it wasn’t the wondering nomads wanting some corn stew or maybe trade a good buffalo hide for some good pueblo love, or when it was some random or occasional skirmish it was a place where many natives gathered to find something; We were known and these mountains can be seen many miles away, eventually we were “discovered” by others and more of them to make us the community we are today, however we still favor the tourist dollar over any other source of survival, so thank you very much.
This year pueblo have been open for almost three weeks; however, because of cultural activities with the family we haven’t opened our shop Mirabal Music and Myth yet.
This year will be host to many different artistic projects from the ever popular Amulets, to Agricultural products and produce, Leather works, Collaborations with other artists in the area and sculptures, don’t forget the beautiful flutes, musical instruments, and so much more! (I will blog about different items as the year goes by)
Here are some visual images of the place and what I will be featuring this year. Please come and visit me. I will be in the shop most of the time making moccasins, which will be readily available right here in the Mirabal shop on the pueblo. I would love to make you a pair as you watch my clever handy work with leather and lace…heehee
Much of my shop is based on educational experience not just a retail store. Any questions you have – I, as well as my staff, will be happy to answer the best we can. Many people say we have a shop on the pueblo with the unique feel of a live museum, with many old photographs of the pueblo along with displays of different Southwestern pueblo items of regalia and unique pueblo farming implements of old.
The Mirabal shop located on the north west corner of the main village is a store that should not be missed while visiting the pueblo..
HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUMMER SEASON!
All my love, thanks and honor;