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Chimayo weaving
  • Southwestern peoples
  • Chimayo weaving, late 1800s–1979
  • Where object was made: Chimayo, New Mexico, United States
  • acrylic, dyeing, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 62 x 23 cm length includes fringe
    Object Length/Width: 24 3/8 x 9 1/16 in length includes fringe
  • Gift from the Estate of Robert and Marion J. Mengel
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1355

The rectangular weaving has white fringe on the short ends. The field is grey. There are clusters of light green, darker green, white, and gray bands about 1/4 of the distance from the end. The outer bands of these clusters are broken, giving a "toothed" look. The center design is in white, light green, and darker green, forming a vague arrowhead shape. A cluster of darker green bands lie halfway between the center design and the clusters of bands.