Thursday, January 17, 2013

Navajo-Churro Felt Panels at Common Thread

Common Thread is pleased to offer Navajo-Churro felt panels in two sizes. A dense interweave of long silky Churro wool fleece, these plush compositions consist of a wide range of colors the Navajo-Churro breed are prized for. Color gradations range from white, to grey, to blue, to deep browns and charcoal grays. Produced with wool from local Northern New Mexico Navajo-Churro flocks, each panel is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Excellent as a floor or seat covering, the uses for these textiles are limited only by your imagination. Sizes are approximately 36x45 and 36x72

"Navajo-Churro sheep are descended from the Churra, an ancient Iberian breed. Although secondary to the Merino, the Churra (later corrupted to "Churro" by American frontiersmen) was prized by the Spanish for its remarkable hardiness, adaptability and fecundity. The Churra was the very first breed of domesticated sheep in the New World. Its importation to New Spain by the Spanish dates back to the 16th century where it was used to feed and clothe the armies of the conquistadors and Spanish settlers." From: The Navajo-Churro Sheep Association