The Zapotec Indians live and weave in a village high in the mountains between Mexico City and Guatemala, where they have remained virtually isolated for thousands of years. They are one of the last remaining cutures in the world to complete the entire weaving process without the benefit of automation or modern science.
The wool is hand-carded and hand-spun. The yarn is spun repeatedly until it is tight and even, thicker than commercial yarn and rich in lanolin. The weave on the final products is tight and of superior quality. The dyes are color fast and permanent.
It is our philosophy at Folkways of Taos that the weavers should have the creative freedom to design their own weavings, as they have done for many generations. Therefore, each weaving that we sell is unique--a one of a kind work of art. So when you order be prepared for small differences in color, size, and design from what is shown here. We will, of course, be happy to meet your specific requirements as best we can.