Shniiá: red

Size: 80x150cm; 2.6x5ft
Weaver: Jacinto Gutierrez García (grandson).

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Materials and 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. 

Design, patterns and symbols: this red color gradiation represents the cleansing property of fire. In Dixzaa language, red (shniiá) and the word clean are the same (niiā) which also relate to the word hand (niîá). Let's remember to cleanse our live and surrounding environment with the healing powers of fire.