Size: 200x263cm; 78 by 103.5in; 8' 8" by 6' 8"
Weaver: Mario Bautista Martínez
Materials and methods: fine merino sheep wool blend with angora goat yarns. Hand dyed with natural dyes: Bèé (cochineal) for reds and pinks; natural black wool dyed with Xiuhquilitl (indigo) for dark black color. 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 pattern represent the vissions of the Nawales, Nagubæz, the people born with their Jaguar consciousness awakened. Certain births occur with the jaguar influence in the Sun, Moon and Venus calendar, and thus these babies are born with a deeper and more natural connection to their Jaguar Nawal, this kids will feel a strong pull to nature and the cosmos, they will find it easy to navigate those worlds. Their intuition and their logic is naturally honned so they will excel in both realms of the awake world and the spiritual world, natural hunters, mathematicias, musicians, artists, poets and warriors. They are destined to become governors and protect their people in times of danger, examples of famous Nawales are: Netzahualcoyotl in Texcoco who was a great governor that built acueduts, recited poetry and excelled in battles and political negotiations, more recently Nawal Crecensio in our village protected our lands during the turmoil of the Mexican revolution and more famously Emiliano Zapata who fought for land rights and was made inmortal in the saying "Zapata vive, la lucha sigue" (Zapata is alive, the fight continues).
The nawal pattern is like a mudra pattern that is obtained by joining both hands by the thumbs with the fists curled into a spiral, it looks like two fibonacci spirals united, this represent the union of the left and the righ side of our awarenes (Nawal and Tonal), the conscious and the unconscious, the masculine and the femenine, the day and night, the awake world and the spiritual world. They key is to live a life of balance where these two types of perception is mantained in equilibrium.
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