4-h girls wearing chimayos, nm state university archives
fantastic photograph of coats featuring centuries-old New Mexico wool-weaving tradition. one of the (many) dangers i find in the fashion world’s cultural appropriation trends is that these types of patterns are often wrongly marketed as “navajo” or “tribal,” without actually pointing to or paying the artisans who still make this beautiful weaving style. personally i don’t know much, but here are a few more details:
About 30 minutes north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains, lies the tiny community of Chimayó. Chimayó was founded near the end of the 17th century by Spanish settlers in a fertile valley nourished by the Santa Cruz River and protected by the surrounding foothills. The settlers became experts in farming, stock raising and wool weaving.
lots of details at chimayoweavers.com