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For centuries we have made our living from the land, herding cattle, growing pecans and creating magnificent pieces of pottery and jewelry. It hasn’t been easy but we continue to beat the odds, practicing the traditional while also evolving our art, culture and cuisine and infusing it into everything we do. We value our ranching and farming neighbors, our artists and artisans, and sustain their livelihoods by buying authentic products. Each of our New Mexico True Certified partners has a unique story to share. Learn more about their families and their roots, why they do what they do and how their products maintain the integrity of our state. Support New Mexicans. Buy authentic. Buy local. Buy New Mexico True Certified.
Lynn started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. The collection has grown to more than 125 individual images representing, blessings and protection with patronages and prayers to address most aspects of our daily lives.
The workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the altarʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand-hewn usually of ponderosa pine with tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today.
Rangewood Reclaimers specializes in locating, selling, and recovering exceptional products made out of salvaged, recycled materials. We are vintage and antique wood brokers, providing historic old reclaimed wood to professionals, movie set construction, homeowners, building trades, hobbyists and creative artisans. There are no limits to creativity when it comes to using old reclaimed wood. The warm characteristics invoke feelings of strength, endurance and a connection to the natural world. A sense of time that has long since passed. Uncovering the characteristics of reclaimed wood from an old house, building and barn allows an intimate view into the colors and character of the wood.