Beæl niis: water snake

Size: 130x200cm; 4.2x6.5ft 

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. 
Master Weaver: Santiago Mendez Martínez
Design, patterns and symbols. 
This abstract design represents the diamond that is found in the skin of many snakes, a figure that remind us to live a life of balance in all directions. The zig zag pattern is also another feature of the snake and symbolizes lightning and the movement of water on earth, when we see long lightnings strike the earth we refer to them as hanging snakes. Snakes are the elders of our planet, they are teachers that keep ancient knowledge and medicine about how to live in harmony between the sky and earth. 

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