One of the best souvenirs of your trip to Santa Fe is a chile ristra. It is an iconic symbol of the city and a colorful decoration for your kitchen or a great gift for a friend.
Chile ristras are used as a way of drying chile pepper pods by stringing them up with twine. While some people still use them for drying their chiles for cooking, most use them for decoration. They are common in Santa Fe hanging on kitchen walls or hanging by the front door.
They are a great gift which will remind you of your trip to Santa Fe and they are also a much appreciated and unique gift.
They are available for sale in many places around Santa Fe but Rachel’s Corner has a large selection of many sizes and is my recommended place to purchase your souvenir chile ristra.
Rachel’s Corner is located at the corner of St. Francis and Alameda streets.