The Ristra (string of Chile) was originated as a method of drying and preserving Chile pods for future use in cooking. Every Fall, after the Chile harvest is over, bright red Ristras are seen everywhere in New Mexico, displayed on homes and roadside stands.
Our Ristras and Wreaths are made by hand in the traditional way, utilizing top qualiity Chile pods. Each Ristra is made to order so it will be as fresh and full as possible. Many of our Ristras are suitable for cooking and recipes are included with each order. Treated ristras are not edible. For decoration only.