Santos Y Mas—saints, retablos, paintings and more

Originally published in Taos News Santos Y Mas is a unique store, not only because of the handmade santos sold there but also due to the “mas” part. You can find more than wooden saints in this Arroyo Seco shop. From the ceramic Christmas ornaments, available year-round, to the furniture, clothes and other consignment pieces…

Frank English brings the art and craft of custom-made boots to Taos

Story and pictures originally published in Taos News Custom-made, hand-tooled and hand-painted cowboy boots are both a fashion statement and a symbolic representation of the American spirit. They grew out of a need for dependable and protective footwear, and became, thanks to the movie industry, an icon of the West. Now they are trendy items,…