Category: History

Chimayo

Chimayo is the style that Irvin and Lisa learned first, before learning to weave the older parts of the tradition.  There is a logic and a mindset that is central to weaving the Chimayo style.  And there’s all of that going back and forth between shuttle weaving and tapestry weaving.  It may be the first…

Jerga

A part of the Rio Grande weaving tradition that goes back to Spanish Colonial times is called jerga.  Historically, jerga was woven as a utilitarian fabric, used as a tarp, or carrier, or for wrapping things up.  It was strictly a wool textile.  Someone with wealth might demonstrate that by putting jerga down as a…

Irvin Trujillo

This is from an interview done with Irvin.  The interviewer gave Irvin the chance to correct and add to the original interview. Irvin:  “I started when I was 10 years old. My dad showed me how to carry a design.  He didn’t draw pictures. He didn’t have sketches when he did his weaving, and he didn’t take…