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Participant Portfolios / Southeastern Plains

Carlos Humberto Rivera Vargas

cattle ranching craftsman, San Martín

Carlos Humberto Rivera is renowned for his saddle-making skills and specializes in making the equipment for ranchers and farm workers. His labor-intensive work is distinguished by its detail and high quality.

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Carlos Humberto Rivera Vargas
Carlos Humberto Rivera Vargas

Carlos Humberto Rivera Vargas demonstrates saddle making to festival visitors while Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage intern Sarah Doochin looks on in order to help answer visitors' questions. Photo by Francisco Guerra, Smithsonian Institution