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SFA’s End of Life: Continuum (EOL) project shares cultural knowledge about traditions, expressions, and practices associated with end of life, grief, mourning and death ... [Continue Reading]
A city without culture is a dead city. You just live to eat and work. Where there’s no creativity, no spontaneity, it’s a challenge to get your dreams going. –Gustavo ... [Continue Reading]
Invest in the Beauty of Everyday Life. Become a Member of SFA Today! Now more than ever, cultural learning is an important part of being a loving citizen and a ... [Continue Reading]
SFA is please to announce the publication of “Confianza en la Frontera: A Cultural Glimpse at the Nogales Produce Industry,” by Nicholas Hartmann. The study looks at the produce industry in Nogales, Arizona, where generations of families have passed on knowledge and practices about transporting, storing, and marketing Mexican-grown vegetables in the United States. An […]
ARTIFACT: Barbed Wire SIZE: 12.5 to 15.5-gauge steel wire, various lengths, 2 point or 4 point FOLKLIFE: Occupational folklife, ranching, military, World War I & II, land use, immigration, borderlands by Kimi Eisele Two strands of steel wire twisted together to form a stiff double helix. Coiled perpendicularly around one of the strands, an additional […]
Story and photographs by Kimi Eisele On North Morley Avenue in Nogales, Arizona, just five blocks from the international border, David Moore, Sr. has been measuring feet, working leather, and shaping cowboy boots for over 60 years. His business, David’s Western Wear, specializes in custom boots, and you’ll never find David, Sr. without a pair […]