Taos Vigas is another version of the wall art of the Taos Pueblo. Here you can see the Taos Vigas up close. The original of this wall art is in watercolor. “Vigas“ are the ends of cedar logs supporting the roofs of the Taos Pueblo. This image depicts the traditional method of Adobe construction. On top of the logs are mats of branches that laid grasses covered with a thick layer of mud and a finishing coat of adobe plaster. Get your contemporary Canvas prints of Taos Vigas and metal prints of my wall art of landscapes on this site.
Taos Vigas at the Taos Pueblo
The multi-story adobe buildings have been inhabited continuously for over 1,000 years. The Pueblo is 3 miles northeast of Taos Plaza. Archaeologists say that ancestors of the Taos Indians lived in this valley long before Columbus discovered America and hundreds of years before Europe emerged from the Dark Ages. The central part of the present buildings was constructed between 1000 and 1450 A.D. They appeared much as they did today when the first Spanish explorers arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1540. They believed that the Pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. Thus, they are considered the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the USA.
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Vivid Mystical Sedona Landscape Paintings
My first love was painting with watercolors; however, my medium of choice now is heavy body and liquid acrylics. Discover my vivid, mystical landscape paintings here.