ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Reviving the art of Pueblo weaving connects weaver Louie García with his ancestors while keeping him grounded in the present.
“We are continuing the tradition of an art form that was almost lost,” he says from his home workshop in the South Valley. “But the meaning is deeper than that. Every step of the process is an aspect of spirituality. Part of our being is built into to every piece that we weave. All of our prayers go with it.”
García, Tiwa-Piro Pueblo, will join a dozen other Pueblo weavers for the Second Annual Pueblo Fiber Arts Guild Show and Sale Saturday.
The show will feature sashes, belts and kilts woven with traditional methods as well as decorative items with commercial and traditional fibers. Many artists also will have work in other media, such as pottery or jewelry, available for sale, he says. Buffalo dances are scheduled for the show, he says.