Pensando en el Cajon - 48x72 Chimayo blanket, handwoven wool
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This Rio Grande Saltillo was woven by Irvin Trujillo who is a seventh-generation weaver, 2007 NEA National Heritage Fellow, and recurring Spanish Market top award winner. The name Pensando en el Cajon translates from Spanish as Thinking in the Box. Irvin explains that while most artists are told to think outside the box, his weaving explores the concept of the box by going back to traditional roots. This is one of his delicate hand-dyed wool-silk pieces & some of the colors (the soft oranges & blues) are from natural dyes. At Spanish Market in 2018, Pensando en el Cajon won Best of Show, First Prize in Weaving, and the Jake O. Trujillo Award. This type of handwoven wool blanket is commonly used as a wall hanging, or draped over the back of a couch. The piece has blue as a background color and peaches, greens, rusts, and white included in its design. This wool-silk piece is much finer than most of what we do, with a weft count of 64 (as opposed to the normal 26), but it uses the usual 8 ends per inch of Chimayo blankets. It measures approximately 48 by 72 inches.