chimayo is located about 30 minutes north of santa fe in the foothills of the sangre de cristo mountains. founded near the end of the 17th century by spanish settlers. the settlers became experts in farming, stock raising, and wool weaving.
The weavers of Chimayo, NM, are the Trujillo family, five generations who have also used traditional themes but who diverge into experimental forms. Their rugs, also done on a floor loom, are colorful variations on Navajo and Hopi themes