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Ristras are strings of chiles.  The ristras were how chiles were stored for use during the winter.  A lot of Southwestern kitchens, houses, etc.  use the ristras as decorations.

For instructions to make ristras go to: 
 Using Chile: Making Ristras (College of Agriculture and Home Economics New Mexico State University) :
For pictures  and history of ristras go to National Park Service web site:

Article tagged with: Ristra, Chiles

Last Update: 7-21-2014 2:41pm

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