Viguídi: moth of knowledge

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: natural black wool dyed with Xiuhquilitl (Indogofera suffruticosa) and natural wool colors. 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 has the moth symbols that represents the spirit of our ancestors that come to visit at night. The moth is also a symbol that represents the knowledge gained at night during our dreaming state and also the dark and challenging episodes of our lives. 

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