Chimayo

Chimayo

Begun in the early years of the twentieth century, this style is basically two stripes and a center design. The stripes are clearly derived from the Rio Grande blanket, and the center design is an outgrowth of Saltillo tapestry techniques. Along with a uniform texture obtained by the use of commercial yarn from a standard source, they style was very distinctive. Sizes in the industry became standardized and over the years new products developed. What was still essentially a blanket-wieght wool fabric was transformed into warm and durable clothing, purses, pillows, furniture mats, seat covers, couch throws, wall hangings, and one-of-a-kind tapestries. The pieces shown here are all of our blanket-weight Chimayos.

For more about it's history click here. And for information about the process specific to weaving Chimayo designs.click here
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