Centinela Traditional Arts is a northern New Mexican Hispanic folk art/fiber art weaving and tapestry gallery!
We don’t sell anything but weavings and books about weaving. We are a unique combination of a cottage industry and an art gallery, displaying the works of several artists/weavers, and trying to encourage the highest quality and creativity. Weavers have different business relationships with the shop, some are contracted, some are represented on a consignment basis. We weave with wool, some of it handspun, lots of it natural dyed. We also sell clothing of other fibers as well. Most of our weavers are Hispanic and all of them learned and draw from the art of Rio Grande Weaving, a tradition developed over four centuries of Spanish settlement in Northern New Mexico. Historically produced for trade and for home use, Rio Grande blankets were woven by people of all ages and abilities.
We’re located in Chimayo, New Mexico on the “High Road to Taos”. We are about 45 minutes from Santa Fe, and about an hour and a half to Taos.