Birds and squirrels Handwoven Mexican Wool Rug

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  • Birds and squirrels  Handwoven Mexican Wool Rug
  • Birds and squirrels  Handwoven Mexican Wool Rug
  • Birds and squirrels  Handwoven Mexican Wool Rug
  • Birds and squirrels  Handwoven Mexican Wool Rug
$237.00

Measures 31.5x59 inches  

 

Weaving in Teotitlán dates back to 500 BC. The earliest weavings were done on back strap looms using cotton and ixtle. Today, the weaving is done on peddle looms and the fiber of choice is hand dyed and hand spun wool.

For centuries the families of the Zapotec weavers of Teotitlán have handed down the weaving tradition to their children with the art of weaving in many families going back six and seven generations.  These particular pieces are made by our family friend--Gustavo.  

 

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