Nya xhubi - Scorpio

Size: 60x91cm, 23x36in 

Master weaver: Justino Martínez

Price at check out shows in Mexican pesos.

Materials and methods:  yute fiber hand dyed with xiuhqulitl (indigofera sufroticosa). Handwoven on a Zapotec style loom of the 16th century adapted from European styles. Woven using a 7 threads per inch reed and a wool blend warp. 

Desing, patterns and symbols.

This pattern represents the constellation of scorpio, in our calendar system there is a conjunction of Scorpio, Venus and the sunrise every 8 years of the sun calendar. Scorpions represent the medicine of the earth, a gentle reminder to pre present and pay attention to the path we walk and our surroundings, animals only bite us when we invade their spaces and when we are not paying attention to our surroundings. 

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