Germantown USA - 48x72 Chimayo blanket, handwoven wool
Shipping Weight: 4.00 pounds
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This Chimayo style piece was woven by Irvin Trujillo who is a seventh-generation weaver, 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow, and recurring Spanish Market top award winner. This type of handwoven wool blanket is commonly used as a wall hanging, or draped over the back of a couch. The piece has red as a background color and natural, dark green, orange, scarlet, purple and rust included in its design. It uses mixed dyes, which means that at least some of these yarns are hand dyed with acid dyes and some are commercially dyed. It measures approximately 48 by 72 inches. The stunning colors in this Chimayo were created by Irvin by over-dying bright acid dye colors on a large quantity of pink yarns left over from a custom project. Back in the late 1800s when synthetic dyes were first introduced, Spanish & Navajo weavers took advantage of the vibrant colors newly available to create brightly colored weavings. Germantown yarn was an aniline-dyed, commercially processed three- and four-ply wool manufactured in Germantown, Pennsylvania at that time - hence the name Irvin has given this piece - Germantown USA.