Pandora’s was founded in Santa Fe by two local women at the turn of the millennium. The idea was to deal in functional art, the art of life– what one lives in, sleeps in and wraps around one’s shoulders on a chilly day. About 2 decades later, Pandora’s still draws inspiration from an artistically driven community. The shop is located in the DeVargas Center, just north of the downtown district.
In the words of Barbara Lenihan (Pandora's owner):
We feature textiles developed by New Mexican artists and carefully chosen artisan communities around the world. I love seeing creations from strange lands interwoven with the native traditions of Indian, Hispanic and Anglo New Mexico. Globalizing should never mean homogenizing–we encourage artisans to create something new and beautiful. Unique blends of fabrics on our shelves are a testament to Pandora’s philosophy. Please share in our vision and enjoy the fruits of a small-scale, culturally respectful enterprise.
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