Abiqutie pays homage to a few things through its name.
It is the name of my home village, Abiquiu, a little village nestled in the Chama River valley of Northern New Mexico.
Although this village is most often known as the place that famous American artist Georgia O’Keefe lived and created her stunning works, what is lesser known is that this village was the birthplace of one of the largest intentionally created Muslim community in the 1980’s in the United States, Dar al Islam. The name pays homage to my memories of a community of Muslims who have come together to be a part of one anothers lives in a joyous and peaceful way.
And lastly there is the femininization of the word for the sake of what is symbolizes in the jewelry sense—a cutie. Growing up the girls in my village were often referred to as…
- Joined May 17, 2010