Thanks to Josefina is part of the Short Stories collections.
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Looking Back: Blankets in 1824
Discusses blankets and blanket weaving in New Mexico. Topics include:
- How wool was collected for weaving, and how different colored dyes were created from different things.
- The different patterns that were woven onto blankets, and the traditional designs that Navajo and Indian servants wove on their blankets.
- The special blanket that Rosario, a Navajo servant, created for Padres Martinez after she had decided to stay with him.
- Which kind of blankets were given to new brides as wedding gifts, and the use of blankets in common households.
- What blankets were traded for in Mexico City, including necessities, luxuries and American goods.
- How Americans effected New Mexican weaving, and the continuation of traditional weaving by small family companies today.
Activity: Dye a T-Shirt
Instructions on how to dye a t-shirt.
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