Hispanic Rag Jerga
Chimayó, New Mexico
This weaving reinterprets the traditional jerga. In the past, jergas were rough textiles typically used for making cheap clothing and for covering dirt floors and wrapping items for shipping.
The creator of this textile Agueda Martínez employed cotton yarn and tightly twisted strips of cotton cloth to produce a much higher quality piece than the coarse jergas of the past.
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