Chimayó Purse

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Title

Chimayó Purse

Object Type

Textile

Origin

Chimayó, NM, ca. 1940

Medium

Wool, synthetic dyes, silver

Identifier

2015.060

Acquisition Method

Gift of Suzanne Baizerman

Provenance

Purchased in Chimayó

Comments

Santa Fe merchant Julius Gans is credited with introducing jackets, vests, and purses made from Chimayó blankets in the 1930s. These were then distributed to wider markets through companies and sold in stores such as the Fred Harvey Company shops. It is estimated that some 100 weavers were working in Chimayó in the 1930s.

Collection

Citation

“Chimayó Purse,” Museum of Spanish Colonial Art Collections, accessed March 30, 2017, http://collections.spanishcolonial.org/items/show/2946.