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Handmade by and for the people

Shop the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Marketplace

The in-person Festival Marketplace is on hiatus in 2024, but we encourage you to shop in the online store.

The Marketplace honors the creativity, cultural heritage, and masterful skill of our Festival participants. Your purchase not only supports artist and artisan groups but also contributes to the sustained development of traditional crafts worldwide and, ultimately, the mission of the Smithsonian.

This exceptional shopping experience is your opportunity to share the inspired—and inspiring—sights and sounds of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Shoppers will find beautiful works created by past Festival participants as well as a global community of talented artisans.

Year-round, explore the online Marketplace presented in collaboration with NOVICA, the the world’s largest impact-retailer for artisans and craftspeople around the world.

  • A woman holds up a rack of yarn dyed with rich natural colors: golds, greens, and reds.
    Weavers at the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco use natural dyes to create brilliant colors for their textiles.
    Photo by Josué Castilleja, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives
    About NOVICA
  • Weaving demonstration at the 2017 Festival
    Photo by Daniel Martinez, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives
    How We Work

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