Beautiful teal blues, reds and tans are handwoven into this stunning Zapotec Indian Rug woven by Cesar Hipolito of Oaxaca Valley, Mexico. Rug measures 2' X 3' and is 100% wool. Design consists of diamonds and stripes.
In a world where centuries-old traditional crafts are slowly disappearing, the history and culture of the Zapotec weavers of the Oaxaca Valley is alive and thriving.
By the time Christopher Columbus reached the New World in 1492, the Zapotec Indians of Teotitlan del Valle, a small village nestled among the foothills of the Sierra Madres in the Oaxaca Valley of Southern Mexico, had a centuries-old tradition of weaving textiles from cotton and other fibers. In the mid-seventeenth century, Dominican Friars introduced the European upright loom and sheep to the New World, and for the next three hundred years the weavers of Teotitlan wove the finest wool serapes in the "Americas".
Over twenty years ago Escalante Rugs started selling Zapotec weavings from Oaxaca, Mexico. During those 20 years they have established relationships in the village, working with and alongside the Zapotec Indians whose incredible talent shows brightly in their tapestries and weavings.Product Features:
- 100% Wool.
- Handwoven in Mexico by Zapotec Indians.
- Measures 2' X 3'.
- Hand or machine wash, gentle detergent, no bleach.
- Block out and dry flat.