Medanales in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Agueda S. Martinez (1898–2000)
“You Will Find Me Dancing On the Loom”
Erected by New Mexico Historic Women Marker Initiative.
Location. 36° 9.764′ N, 106° 11.316′ W. Marker is in Medanales, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 84 (U.S. 84) and New Mexico Route 233 on Highway 84. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Medanales NM 87548, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abiquiú (approx. 8 miles away); Historic Los Luceros (approx. 9.7 miles away); Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes (approx. 10 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 10.6 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 10.6 miles away); Dominguez Escalante Trail (approx. 10.8 miles away); Española Valley (approx. 11.6 miles away); Georgia O’Keeffe (approx. 11.7 miles away).
More about this marker.
Also see . . . Rag Jerga. Photo of an 86 x 52 inch tapestry by Agueda S Martinez at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Click on the “Catalog Information” link for a description of the weaving. Click on the photo of the tapestry for a larger view. About the maker: “Agueda Martínez was a master weaver of northern New Mexico. Over the course of her long life, she taught many people how to weave, including several generations of her own family. Martínez died in 2000. In the last week of her life, she completed a large weaving and then wove a small piece from the threads left on her loom. The following day, she became ill and died three days later. She was 102 years old.” (Submitted on May 3, 2014.)
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