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The Eyes of the Weaver: Los Ojos del Tejedor

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Cristina Ortega is the granddaughter of Juan Melquiades Ortega, a master weaver of northern New Mexico's Chimayó Valley. Chimayó's roots are in early Spanish Colonial times and has long been famous for its unique weavings.

Juan M. Ortega was taught to weave by his father in the early days when weavers sheared their own sheep and spun and dyed the wool for their blankets. El Tejedor (The Weaver) continued weaving until he was one hundred years old, when his eyesight failed him.

In The Eyes of the Weaver, Cristina shares her memories of visits when she was ten years old with Grandpa in the village of Chimayó, where he taught her how to weave. She also recalls how Grandma helped her husband choose color combinations for his Chimayó blankets. It was during these visits that Cristina learned how important it is for a child to listen to and learn from his or her relatives.

Some of Juan M. Ortega's weavings and tools of the trade have been included in the exhibit, "American Encounters," at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C.

Reading level: 10 years and up

Synopsis:

Cristina Ortega shares with children her memories of visits with her grandfather who taught her how to weave when she was ten years old.

Synopsis:

This engaging story, drawn from the author's childhood, introduces Spanish words and phrases in a context that makes them easy for children to understand. Includes a Spanish/English glossary. Full color.

About the Author

Cristina Ortega has taught elementary school in New Mexico for twenty-five years. Patricio E. Garcia exhibited in a one-artist show at the Governor's Gallery in Santa Fe.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826339904
Author:
Ortega, Cristina
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Illustrator:
Garcia, Patricio E.
Author:
Garcia, Patricio E.
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Family - Multigenerational
Subject:
Grandfathers
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Subject:
Art
Publication Date:
20060331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Cristina Ortega shares with children her memories of visits with her grandfather who taught her how to weave when she was ten years old.
"Synopsis" by , This engaging story, drawn from the author's childhood, introduces Spanish words and phrases in a context that makes them easy for children to understand. Includes a Spanish/English glossary. Full color.
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