Chinese Minority Textile Treasures

Chinese Minority Textile Treasures


If you were to make a quilt expressing the values and character of your family's culture, what colors, motifs, and techniques would you select? The Minority Peoples of Southwest China use lots of color, mythical characters, appliqué, and embroidery. Here's Chambers Architects' blog on our visit to the Santa Fe Folk Art Exhibit. A special thank you to Pam Najdowski and her business: Chinese Minority Textile Treasures!

I am an independent researcher and ethnographic dealer of Chinese Ethnic Minority Textiles with a retail shop at Travelers Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Specializing in fine Chinese Ethnic Minority textiles from the Miao, Yao, D**g, Yi, Shui, Zhaung, and other minorities from southwest China. Extensive collection of Miao jewelry including ceremonial pieces. Antique baskets, textile making tools, and a large collection of Chinese Children's Hats.

Operating as usual


Traveler's Market in DeVargas Center in Santa Fe is now reopened for tranquil shopping. I have a new space for my Chinese Minority Textile Treasures and jewelry. Hope you can visit daily 11-5.


"Weaving Wonders in Southwest China"
Join Las Tejedoras Fiber Arts Guild Tuesday, February 6, 2018
for a presentation by Pam Najdowski on traditional woven items and weaving techniques of the Chinese Minorities.
Place: St. John's United Methodist Church, 1200 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe
Time: 9:30AM Social Time; 10:00 AM Guild Meeting and "Show & Tell"; 10:45 Program by Pam 10/23/2017

Suzy's Fancy: Quilts of Southwest China

Very pleased with Suzy Labry' s post
You can see it by clicking this link: For artist Erick Wolfmeyer, creating his painterly and abstract quilts help him to deal with identity and loss.


"Stitches of Life: Quilts from South West China. A special exhibit of quilts collected by Pam Najdowski in Guizhou and Guangxi Provinces. At Traveler's Market in Santa Fe's Devargas Center until October 2, 2017.


Please join me on Friday, August 25, 2017 at the Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center 325 Paseo de Onate from 5-7 PM for an illustrated talk and trunk show on Quilt Explorations in Southwest China.


Quilts of Southwest China Exhibit Opening Reception on Sunday, July 9th, 1-4. The Museum Shop at the Museum of International Folk Art will have several fine quilts for sale which I have collected since 2012 through my last quilt exploration trip this spring. Many of the quilts in the exhibit were purchased from me/Textile Treasures by exhibit creators at Michigan State Museum. Carrie Hertz, textile curator at MOIFA, is the local curator for this traveling exhibit and has been able to add additional fine quilts thanks to local donors

[02/14/17]   A fabulously lively applique quilt from the Miao Minority in Nandan County, Guangxi Province of China. Donated to the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe by Friends of Folk Art volunteer Joy McHaffie.


Another fabulously lively quilt donated by Friends of Folk Art volunteer Joy MaHaffie to the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe.


Donors Melinne Owen and Paul Giguere have donated a fine Zhuang Minority Quilt from Guangxi Province to be included in the Quilts of Southwest China Exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art. In this August 2016 photo Textile Curator Carrie Hertz is consulting with Melinne at the Chinese Minority Textile Treasures booth at Santa Fe's Object of Art Show.


Donor Melinne Owen and Textile Curator Carrie Hertz selecting a Zhuang dowry quilt from Pam Najdowski's Chinese Minority Textile Treasures booth for the collections of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe,NM.


Quilts of Southwest China coming to the Museum on International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico on July 9, 2017 - January 9, 2018


Chinese Minority Textile Treasures's cover photo


Chinese Minority Textile Treasures



DeVargas Center 564 N Guadalupe Street
Santa Fe, NM

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