Emergence in Tunisia - 48x84 Chimayo blanket, handwoven wool
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Irvin named this piece in honor of the changes going on in Tunisia that happened while he was weaving it. He had woven a piece years ago that drew from an ancient Tunisian mosaic, so I think that perhaps Irvin feels a tie to this faraway country he has never visited. This piece is an example of two widths sewn together to make a blanket. The dyes are natural indigo blues, acid dye for the red and brown, and natural white. The piece is made of 50-50 merino silk from Sweden. It also has some metallic gold thread. The scalloped circle is found in Saltillo serapes from the 18th century. This formal design structure is very much in keeping with the tradition of Saltillo weaving. Irvin Trujillo is a seventh-generation weaver, 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow, and recurring Spanish Market top award winner. The piece measures approximately 48 by 84 inches.