On Location, In ‘Old’ New Mexico

On location, in Arroyo Blanco, the Rio Grande Gorge Rim and San Cristobal, New Mexico. This is the latest photo shoot in collaboration with Tres Estrellas Design of Taos to recreate a glimpse of their exquisite textiles, in historical context, within the familiar landscape of New Mexico we all know today. Keep your eye out for their ad in El Palacio Magazine next month featuring the last image in this series. Thanks for looking and enjoy. G

Arroyo Blanco Abiquiu, New Mexico
Revisiting and re-imagining the Spaghetti Western with authentic weapons and serapes from the actual period.

 Aggregate diamond Saltillo serape circa 1875

Aggregate Diamond Saltillo Serape circa 1875 paired with model 1873 Winchester rifle and Colt Single Action Army (SAA) Pistol both chambered in .38-40 cartridges, (.38 WCF) photographed in Arroyo Blanco, the other “White Place” Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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Classic Rio Grande blanket circa 1850-60s

Classic Rio Grande blanket circa 1850-60s paired with a late Sam Hawken Rifle photographed on the Rio Grande Gorge Rim with Taos Mountain as a backdrop.

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Navajo Moki Serape circa 1860-70's "Bound for Dine ‘tah"

Navajo Moki Serape circa 1860-70’s photographed on the Rio Grande Gorge West Rim paired with a late Sam Hawken Rifle and entitled “Bound for Dine ‘tah”

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Classic Rio Grande blanket circa 1850-60s

Classic Rio Grande blanket circa 1850-60s

Classic Rio Grande blanket circa 1850-60s

Classic Rio Grande Blanket circa 1850-60s paired with a late Sam Hawken Rifle Photographed in the Sangre de Cristo foothills north of San Cristobal, New Mexico.

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Saltillo Serape circa 1870’s

Saltillo Serape circa 1870’s photographed on the rocks in Piedra Lumbre (Shining Rocks) Ghost Ranch, New Mexico.

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Early transitional Rio Grande blanket circa 1875

Early transitional Rio Grande blanket circa 1875 photographed in the the “White Place”

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THE END

Stay tuned for the next installment.

Warp, Reed, Loom, Weft, Weave

Warp, Reed, Loom, Weft. We spent almost three hours today at Tres Estrellas Designs in Taos, New Mexico. Our hosts, Chris and Carla Ferguson, regaled us with stories, anecdotes,wisdom and a wealth of knowledge on Hispanic and Indigenous Textiles of Old Mexico. They also have a large collection of Navajo weavings, including exquisite “Chiefs Blankets” from the 1800’s. There is also an original Edward S. Curtis photo gravure of “Navajo Riders in Canyon de Chelly”. I found a serape that I like very much. I might have to put that next camera on hold. Carla was working on the loom while we spoke. I put the camera into the loom for this image. Here’s Tres Estrellas Design’s Facebook page. If you have a moment please check it out. If you are in Taos and want to step into another world of textiles, visit the gallery at 208-A Ranchitos Rd. Taos, NM 87571.  575-7703262. I recommend it. Thanks for looking. G

Warp, Reed, Loom, Weft