Francisca Hipólito Variant 1
Belen Bautista, Variant 2
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.
Size: 81x121cm; 32x47.6in Materials and methods: criollo sheep wool hand dyed with colorfast aniline dyes in exhaustive dye vat. This tapestry work was handwoven on a Zapotec walking loom of...
Size: 60x100cm; 2.x3ftMaster Weaver: Justino Martínez MendozaPrice: 250USD Materials and methods: criollo sheep wool hand dyed with natural dyes: Beè (Dactylopius coccus Costa, cochineal), Zacatlaxcalli (Cuscuta Tinctorea) and Xiuhquilitl (indigofera suffroticosa) and...
Fandango Wedding. Size: 60x100cm; 2x3ft Materials and methods: Hemp and agave warp. Criollo sheep wool, agave fibers, and henequen--all dyed with natural dyes. Turkey feathers were added for ceremonial touch....