Need help identifying blanket...

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by kmelius, Jun 15, 2024.

  1. kmelius

    kmelius New Member

    This is from an elderly person's estate. I obtained it in the 1990's. I think it is a lovely blanket but know very little about its origins. It is wool. It is 48" x 68". If possible, I would like to know what the symbols may mean or represent. Is it authentic? It looks a little too perfect to be old, but would still like to have the information. Thanks in advance for your assistance. Also, was struggling to post pictures from my computer as I could not reduce/resize the image to a small enough size to post without zip compression.
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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

  3. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    my 1st go to is Chimayo !
     
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  4. 2manybooks

    2manybooks Well-Known Member

    I agree. "Chimayo" refers to the tradition of Hispanic weavers in New Mexico. Your blanket is very typical of a style that was made in the mid-twentieth century and later. Here is a similar example -

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    https://www.chimayoweavers.com/pages/chimayo

    And a brief youtube video explaining more about this type of weaving, from a knowledgeable dealer of southwest textiles -

     
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