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Handmade Oaxaca Fields Zapotec Cotton King Bedspread (Mexico)

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Carmen Ruiz selects summer green for this extraordinary king size bedspread. Featuring bands of contrasting white and black threads, the cotton textile takes its colors from natural dyes derives from local plants. She works on a traditional Zapotec handloom.



Product Features:

  • Dimensions: 117" L x 118" W
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs
  • Color: Green
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • All natural dyes
  • Material: 100% cotton
  • Made in Mexico






 

Story Behind the Art:

My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mom as a Mother's Day gift. Born in the weaving village of Teotitlan del Valle, I specialize in creating accessories on the traditional loom. I speak in Zapotec, and I speak very little Spanish. My husband Alberto is a Novica featured artist who specializes in Zapotec rugs and weaves. My childhood was a happy one, growing up with parents who specialize in the chicote (whip loom), which was introduced in Oaxaca by Spanish religious orders during colonial times. What is unique about this loom is that it is completely built out of wood. My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mom as a Mother's Day gift. The fact that this is an art form that we have inherited from our ancestors made me decide to preserve it by continuing to weave. I work with virgin wool, which I dye with natural plants and seeds, such as indigo for blue, cochineal for red and orange hues, and a flower we call pericon for yellow. I also use the cempasúchitl flower and for black, I use the thorns of the huizache plant. I've been weaving since the 1980's, and in 2002 I started my own workshop where I specialize in shawls and bedspreads. The most challenging aspect of starting on my own was having a place where I could exhibit my creations. I do not speak Spanish very well, and I struggle understanding it, so there were moments when I felt exasperated by it all. However, this is something I've been overcoming little by little, and thanks to my husband and children I understand Spanish better. Being associated with Novica means that now I have a place where I can display my work, and for that I thanks you.



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Country of Origin: Mexico
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Item #
34281335
Assembled Dimensions
117.0 In. X 118.0 In. X 0.3 In.
Style
Modern & Contemporary
Material
Cotton
Pattern
Striped
Care Instruction
Dry Clean
Color
Green
Commercial
Yes
Fill Type
Cotton
Lifestage
Adult
Product Features
Handmade
Set Includes
1 Piece
Size
King
Model Number
244867
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