Beniguieæ: the spirit of art and love

Size: 60x100cm; 2x3ft 

Weaver: Juan Mendoza/Juain Rubeæz

Price: $200USD

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 represents the people whose spirits have blossomed, we call them Beni Guie'æ, the flowered people; they were often great teachers, artists and healers. The spirits of the flowered people can still be seen moving along rivers throughout the Sacred Valleys of Oaxaca bringing thier knowledge and teachings to those who can see them. Our acestors teach that just like the wild floweres of the countryside, we are born into this world to grow up and blossom in a rather short existence, to live our life expecience only to die and go back to the underworld of Liuú Ba'á (Mictlan).

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