Rug Handwoven | No Dye | Natural Colors & Fibers
Handwoven on a loom, a small family in Teotitlan de Valle all work together dyeing and weaving these beautiful textiles.
This rug contains no dyes! These colors are achieved by someone diligently picking the varying shades of white to brown from the sheep’s wool. Once the wool has been separated according to tone the fibers are spun into a strong yarn. The yarn is then woven into simple or intricate patterns
These patterns are more than just shapes! They are symbols and stories of the people. This rug depicts rain and the life giving properties of water. The mountains are showing the union of families.
– 100% sheep wool
– Loom fibers are 100% cotton
– 100% Dye free
81cm X 152cm
I met Luis and his family at their home. They shared mezcal, stories of their history, and dyeing techniques.
Only 20 families in the world know how to do this.
Since the pandemic tourists have not come to the small village & some families have had quit this trade.
It is vital to support them.