For your consideration is this traditional New Mexican Jerga from the Bruce Van Landingham / Sun Dog Gallery collection. As many know, Bruce was a highly regarded collector of historic Native American textiles and other beautiful Native American items which he would display and or sell in his Sundog Gallery in Bozeman, Montana. The Jerga dates back to Spanish Colonial times and was historically a strictly wool textile. Traditionally Jergas had a utilitarian use as tarps, carriers, or for wrapping things. A more wealthy individual might use Jerga as a floor covering. Jergas were created on smaller four harness looms of raw lumber. They typically more narrow than a traditional rug, and were often times cut and seamed together to create the desired dimensions. This New Mexican Jerga from the Sun Dog collection features a traditional twill weave with a checked pattern with stripes; it is believed to date to the early 20th Century. The weaver used both natural and dyed wool. The tapestry is two Jergas sewn together; the resulting dimensions are 54" x 83". The Jerga tapestry is in good condition for its age/.
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