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Carson Colcha

Carson Colcha

Attributed to: Frances Graves (1910 Arroyo Seco, New Mexico - 1999)

Department: History
Date: ca.1930
Medium: Wool (animal fiber); dyes
Dimensions:
76.5 x 44 1/2 in. (177.8 x 105.4 cm)
Classification: Furnishings
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase, 1995 General Obligation Bonds
Object number: PC1998.19.48
DescriptionA Carson colcha, horse pictorial, attributed to Frances or Sophie Graves. Brown and white running horses galloping in alternating directions on orange background with white bands that have blue and brown chevrons. Brown fringed edges.

Embroidered on 1 over 1 natural beige wool sabanilla, 1-ply, Z-spun churro. Embroidery thread is 1Z natural beige and brown and coyote. Blue and orange is synthetically dyed 1Z, probably a churro/Rambouillet blend, using a cocha stitch, mostly single but possibly in pairs. A muslin hanging strip is sewn to the top reverse.
Not on view