Doubleweave - Handmade wool weaving
Shipping Weight: 7.00 pounds
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This type of handwoven wool blanket is commonly used as a wall hanging, or draped over furniture or as a bedspread. This piece is an example of double weave. Before the industrial revolution brought metal reeds (the comb part of the loom) to New Mexico, handmade reeds limited the width of the looms to roughly 30 inches. One way to make a suitable blanket width was achieved by a double weave using four harnesses, essentially weaving a folded blanket leaving a telltale center ridge. This piece has natural as a background color and tan, gray, purple, and indigo blue included in its design. It uses mixed dyes, which means that at least some of these yarns are from natural dyes, and some of these yarns were hand dyed or commercially dyed. It was woven by Lisa Trujillo who is a spinner and weaver with more than thirty years of weaving in the Chimayo and Rio Grande tradition, Lisa has won many awards at Spanish Market. It measures approximately 60 by 96 inches.