Earth ceremony - veladas

130x200cm; 4.2x6.5ft

Weaver: Justino Martinez Mendoza

Fine yarns on cotton warp and agave fiber edge cord dyed with aniline dyes (rust) and natural wool colors. 

This rug depicts the earth ceremonies that take place gathered all night long with candles. The Benizaa people of the Istmus of Tehuantepec take pride in hosting the most elaborate velada ceremonies. 



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