New Mexican Colcha Sampler By Maria F. Graves

New Mexican Colcha Sampler By Maria F. Graves

$700.00

New Mexican Colcha Sampler depicting a scene of San Isidro Labrador.

By Maria F. Graves.

Colcha translates to bedcover in Spanish. This style of needlework was created by colonial settlements in northern New Mexico. Colcha embroidery has a wonderful history. The stitch that became known as “colcha” was a self-couching stitch. The first Colcha revival began in the 1930’s in New Mexico. In the 1970’s, the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe reached out to women for a sponsored workshops teaching colcha embroidery. 

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