Guieæ: crystals, the flowers of the earht.

Size: 60x100cm; 2x3ft
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: Ruben Luis Ruiz
Design, patterns and symbols. 
This design was skecthed and woven by Ruben because he wanted to get started on weaving 3D effects so this is his first one. In our Dixzaā language, the word for flower and the word for rock are very very similar Guie'a means flower while Guieæ means rock. I believe such things a never left to chance but due to the observation that as much as the earth grows flowers the earth also produces beautiful rocks in the form of crystals. This pattern also formed with the Diamond shape found in the skin of the rattle snake that we use to weave the Eye of the feathered Serpent; crystals help balance our awareness in the four directions to allow us to see the world through the eye of creator. 

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