Size: 70x100cm; 2.3x3.2ft
Weaver: Belen Bautista
Materials and methods: jute fiber and raphia taedigera hand dyed with natural dyes: Pecan Husks, beé (cochineal) and Zapote fruit. 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.
The cycle of life pattern was woven around this rug as a frame; this symbol is formed by joining both hands in a fist shape at the tips of the fingers similar to a mudra. This union represents the balance of the left and right side of our awareness. The left side of our body we call Rubeæs (Nahual) and holds the type of awareness associated to our intuition, our conection to nature and the spirit world. Words Associated with beaæs are powerful: Jaguar (governors), ants (corn seed keepers, rain predictors), new borns, censer, etc... On the right side we have the naliì (tonal) awareness, the awareness associated with language and logic that allow us to understand the cause and effect phenomenons of the physical world; words associated are music, straight lines and honesty, keys, locks etc. The ancient teachings can be summarized in the moto live a life of balance.
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