Embroidered colcha bedspread

From the New Mexico History Museum

A  colcha can be any kind of bedspread, but also a type of embroidery popularized by Spanish colonists. This 19th-century colcha, a magnificent example, may have been inspired by the flowers and leaves found on imported textiles. Photo by Blair Clark, New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

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