Wool Shawl TIERRA WOOLS Artisan Hand Woven Poncho Fringe Wrap Coat Knit 1970s Cape
This is a stunning piece of virgin wool in creamy ivory. Handwoven on antique looms in New Mexico USA with beautiful knit details and curls, fringe details at the bottom, open free size with lots of material 56 x 42' in size, taking days to complete. "At Tierra Wools, we create our weavings and teach our classes on the Rio Grande Style walking loom. The Rio Grande loom is a counterbalance floor loom whose ancestors were brought to the New World from Spain in the 1500s. Over the centuries, the original European loom design was refashioned and replicated in homes throughout Mexico and what is now the Southwestern United States. The quality of construction ranged from very fine to very crude. Resourceful craftspeople often fashioned the looms using whatever materials were on hand: heavy rough-hewn beams, sinewy willow branches from the banks of waterways, homemade pulleys and cranks, and hand-carved gears. These Colonial-era looms can be found today in museums and historic sites around New Mexico, and a few also remain in the homes of weaving families in the northern part of the state. The looms used at Tierra Wools are modeled after this ancient design. And, like each handmade loom from the Colonial era onward, each of the Tierra Wools looms has its own story… " https://www.handweavers.com/the-looms Some of their hand woven small rugs sell for $1600.
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Size: 56" x 42" fringe length: 4" Best fit: free size Material: soft wool Label: Tierra Wools Original artisan hand loomed Color: ivory cream Condition: excellent vintage, no flaws See policies for more information