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“WEARING ART ON YOUR SLEEVE” BY DESERT LEAF

Buffalo Exchange Publicity

Desert Leaf featured our very own, Kathryn Riser in “Wearing Art on Your Sleeve” in the March Edition of their magazine.

“As a little girl, Riser played with Barbie dolls, changing the clothes and developing a taste for fashion…According to Riser, the post–World War II economic boom led to interest in Mexico as a tourist destination, which spawned a market for handcrafted souvenirs, including sombreros, silver jewelry, ponchos, embroidered shawls, tourist jackets, and painted circle skirts. ‘I found many of my jackets and skirts at the vintage shops on Fourth Avenue and various antique stores, as well as the Buffalo Exchange stores,’ says Riser, who eventually went to work as a CPA for Buffalo Exchange. …”

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