RARE 1930s Handwoven Chimayo Clutch Purse
Vintage Handwoven Wool Chimayo Clutch
Circa ~ 1930s
My Obsession with Vintage Chimayo pieces is Long Standing and will exist forever.
Stunning Designs and Centuries of Weaving Skill Passed Down for Generations...
Each Unique Piece is Handmade in New Mexico
Circa ~ 1930s from a Collectors Collection
This is a very rare piece, I have not seen this style before.
Fold Over Front with Wooden Button Closure
Two Inner Pockets
Cotton Lined Interior
Size ~ 9.5 inches x 6.5 inches
The Chimayo woven pieces to include the clutches each have their own story and is a highly sought out collective item.
In the early 1700s, Gabriel Ortega was among a group of settlers who came to the Northern Rio Grande Valley to settle in what is now Chimayo, New Mexico. Weaving was an essential skill for the new settlers, providing them with clothes, blankets, rugs, and even mattresses. Ortega passed along his skill of weaving to his son and a legacy was born, the Ortega family has been weaving for 8 generations. In the early 1900s, the family opened a general store in Chimayo, selling their woven goods. As demand increased, the store became what it still is to this day, Ortega's Weaving Shop
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