Welcome to Pachamama Gallery in Santa Fe, New MexicoWe specialize in Spanish Colonial Antiques and Latin American Folk Art.
In our online store, we're offering unique Silver Milagros and Yellow Bronze Milagros, prized by jewelry designers and collectors alike. We also invite you to enhance your purchase with Martha Egan's book on milagros.
A Short History of Pachamama, the BusinessPachamama means “Mother Earth” in Quechua, the most widely spoken ancient, indigenous language of South America. In the Andes, she is god for the indigenous people, and the provider of all they need.
In 1974, when Polly and John Arango returned from five years in Latin America—John was the Peace Corps Director in Panama and Ecuador--they decided to open a Latin American folk art store in Albuquerque, and named it Pachamama. They invited Polly’s sister, Martha Egan, to join them in the enterprise. In 1978, Martha bought the business from the Arangos, and remains its sole proprietor. In 1988, she opened a second store in Santa Fe, and closed the Albuquerque store in 1992. In 1994, Martha moved Pachamama to its permanent location at 223 Canyon Road, a half-block from Paseo de Peralta just on the edge of downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Martha Egan has held the trademark name Pachamama since since the 1980s, and successfully defended it a number of times.