Yeéti: rainbow

Size: 80x150cm 


Francisca Hipólito Variant 1 

Belen Bautista, Variant 2 

Price: $350USD 

Materials and methods: criollo sheep wool hand dyed with colorfast aniline dyes using an exhaustive method. Handwoven on a Zapotec style loom of the 16th century adapted from European styles. Woven using a 7 threads per inch reed. 

Design, patterns and symbols. This rug was designed by Francisca Hipólito and Pedro Mendoza based on the traditional water pattern woven in sets of two passings of the shuttle for each color. For our people, the Benizaa, people from the clouds, Rainbows are so sacred one is forbiden to point with the fingers at them; if you do so it is believed that one would catch a water related illness or one's limbs would bend or get injured. Rainbows are believed to herd the rain and decide where the rain stops; yeéti literally means that what is bent.

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