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Chimayo weaving
  • Southwestern peoples
  • Chimayo weaving, late 1800s–1918
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • cotton, wool, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 96 x 49 cm including fringe
    Object Length/Width: 37 13/16 x 19 5/16 in including fringe
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1346

The rectangular weaving is made from cotton warp and commercial wool weft. The field is black, with a band of red at either end (with thin black and white bands) and in the center (with a dashed black stripe in the center). The center red band divides the field into halves and there is a serrated white diamond in the center of each, and a white band at either end inside the red band. There is white fringe on the short ends.