Flor de Oaxaca: badoo

Size: 60x100cm

Materials ans 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. 

Weaver: Guillermo Martinez

Price: $380USD. Checkout price shown in $MXN peso.

Design, Patterns and Symbols. 

The design in the center is inspired from a clay "stamp" that our ancestors used to imprint on their bodies and other ceremonial objects. Our ancestors used the sacred plant called Badaoü (Turbina Corymbosa) and Baadun (Ipomoea Violácea) to induce subtle startes of perception achieved due to the precense of alkaloids of the lisergic acid amide family. Our curanderas use this talking plant in healing ceremony to get people into a dream state in which they can commune with the plant and identify their source of illness and prescription for cure. These sacred plants connects us to the roots of the web of life with the help of certain fungi that live in their seeds and produce the substances that alows us to communicate with the spirit world in times of ilness and need. 

The central folwer is surrounded by figures that represent the cycle of life of a Nawal, a person that has found their true face and true heart. 

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