Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weaving, Chimayo rugs

The village of Chimayo, which is not too far from Santa Fe, has several shops founded by local families that have outstanding rugs, purses, place mats, clothing and much more for sale.  It's fun and instructive to visit both the Ortegas Weavers and Centinella Traditional Arts shops.  These rugs are hanging on the wall at Centinela with another wall containing many ribbons won at the annual Spanish Market.  Below is a photo of Lisa Trujillo, one of the owners and weavers who make magic on the looms.

The rug on the top is the Rio Grande Saltillos design; it approximates the style of a bordered rectangle with a serrate diamond in the center. The smaller photo is a rug woven int ehe Rio Grande style.


  1. Both rugs are beautiful!

  2. I love this red patterned one. I've enjoyed your trip to the market this week.

  3. I used to have a big floor loom and I used to believe that what I was doing on it was "weaving." Looking at that first intricate design makes me now know that I was just playing around.

    I love coming to your blog every morning, Kate!

  4. I could find a place for this one.


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