Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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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: 103 x 49.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 40 1/2 x 19 1/2 in
  • Transfer from Central College, Orville John and Evaline Dryer Green Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1360

The rectangular weaving has a cotton warp and a commercial wool weft. There is no fringe, but there are knots of tied off warp. The green field has red and light brown bands on either end. The bands are solid red on the outside, then solid tan, and then a zipper-like broken line of red and tan with green down the center. The center of the field has a tan and red and tan broken band in the middle, and divides the field into halves. Each half has a tan swastika in the center.