1950s Chimayo from the Land of Enchantment...
Design - Here we have a beautiful original Chimayo coat from the 1950s. For those who don't know, Chimayo weavers have been weaving beautiful blankets for literally hundreds of years in Northern New Mexico, with a concentration around Chimayo, New Mexico. Many think of the Ortega line of weavers when it comes to the apparel that was being created from the blankets in the 1800s, but there are many lines of traditional Chimayo weavers. When you are wearing a piece made from a Chimayo weaver you are literally wearing, not just history, but art history. This piece was an El Grandee piece made by Chimayo weavers for Fred Harvey tourist centers.
This particular coat has no closure and red French seams on the inside. Its has the colorful weaving on both front pockets and a red and blue wool saddle stitch on the sleeves. The real centerpiece of this coat is the actual centerpiece on the back of the coat done in traditional patterns in grey, teal, maroon, red, navy blue and black. This combination of colors really stands out, with the pattern holding strong to the eye from far away. As previously stated, these pieces are Art.
Material - wool
Maker - El Grandee Fred Harvey Hand Woven in New Mexico 100% wool.
Please double all measurements except length
Sm -Med-Lg (For reference model is 32x26x34)
Bust - 21"
Length - 31"
Condition - This piece is good condition with two or three light erasure head size spots on the front and a run in the left elbow area of the sleeve. The colors bright and vibrant. It comes to you in clean, ready-to-wear-condition.
A wonderful Mid Century Chimayo weaving to add to your vintage wardrobe!
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