Galriguiit: dancing shapes

Size: 60x100cm; 2x3ft
Weaver: Elia (mom) and Javier (son)
Materials and methods: criollo sheep wool hand dyed with natural dyes: Yagshií (seep willow), Yauhtli (tagetes lucida), Xiuhquilitl (indigo) Cempasuchitl (Marigold). 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.
We asked Elia to make an abstract design is inpired from patterns found in the shape of our Sierra Madre del Norte moutain range, Javier offered to help sketch and wanted to add the coulds too. The resulting combination of patterns that resemble that sweet spot where the sky kisses the earth in the horizon, the abstract shapes that can represent smoke, fire, eart or lakes. The faceless shapes that take solid, liquid or ethereal shapes. 
Purchasing this rug helps Elia (who is a single mom) pay for Javier's school supplies. 
Customize fringes. 
Traditional: twisted into sturdy cordage.
Bundled: loosely knoted, boho style look.
Tucked in: a neat look and easy vacuuming. 

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