Barra de la cruz: waves and laughs

Size: 80x300cm; 2.6x10ft 

Weaver: Perfecto Bautista Martinez

Materials ans 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 and a wool/rayon blend for the warp. 

Design, patterns and symbols: inspired by the ocean at Barra de la Cruz, Oaxaca, a great spot for surfing and having a good time in the waves. 



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