NYGH Member Jonathan Miller shares his New Mexico weaving experience. This is Carlos Trujillo’s weaving shop in Chimayo, New Mexico, in September, 2016. Mr. Trujillo is an 8th generation weaver, one of a number of weavers in Chimayo who are keeping this Spanish Colonial technique and tradition alive. That big loom you see in the beginning was made by his grandfather as a first year anniversary present to his grandmother.
Check out Chimayo Weaving: the Transformation of a Tradition by Lucero and Baizerman for a fascinating history and analysis.