Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chimayo weaving
  • unknown Southwestern Native American maker
  • Chimayo weaving, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • cotton, wool, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 52 x 48 cm including fringe
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/2 x 18 7/8 in including fringe
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1345

The square textile has a cotton warp and a commercial wool weft. The field is a light brown/purple with four black bands, one in each corner. The center decoration is a black diamond with spikes with red triangles above and below. There are short, natural colored fringes on two ends.