Deep Roots: Santero Peter Ortega and Family On Their Woodcraft

Family prepares for 2012 Santa Fe Spanish Market

Renowned santero Peter Ortega opened the doors to his home and workshop in the days leading up to this year's Santa Fe Spanish Market. In this short video, editor, Todd Eric Lovato, talks with three generations of this family institution on the innerworkings of wood carving and the importance of family tradition, one which began with famed santero Ben Ortega Sr. four generations prior. The Spanish Market takes place on the Santa Fe Plaza through July 29.