Shaan beu'u quieadain beæz: moonrise over the Jaguar Mountain

Size: 40x100cm; 16in by 3ft

Weaver: Belen Bautista
Price: 140USD 
Materials and methods: criollo sheep wool spun in the mills of Tianguistengo. Hand dyed yarns by Leonor Lazo using natural dyes: Yauhtli (Tagetes lucida) and Xiuhquilitl (Indigofera Suffroticosa). Handwoven on a Zapotec style loom of the 16th century adapted from European styles. Woven using a 7 threads per inch reed and wool rayon blend for warp.
Design, patterns and symbols.

This rug is inspired in the geometry of Dain Beæz, the Eder Jaguar Mountain known as Monte Albán. This sacred site gave birth to the very first versions of the ancient calendar used in the Anahuac (Mesoamérica), the Lunar calendar has 260 days consisting of 13 months of 20 days, which corresponds to nine months of the Gregorian calendar which is the average gestation period of a human. This rug is female made and lunar inspired.