Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.
Nativity Scene Back Strap Loomed Dyed with Purple Snail Fine Indigenous Textile
ABOUT THIS BACK STRAP LOOMED MEXICAN TEXTILE
Oaxacan Caracol púrpura or purple snail is one of the most valued dyes in the world. It is collected by only a few men authorized by the government and weaved by indigenous women from the Oaxacan Coast. This is a splendid sample of purple snail dyed textiles. It was crafted using the pre columbian back strap loom technique and is 100% cotton.
The textile beautifully displays a nativity scene with the sacred family. The sun & the moon are on top
The rest of the piece is confectioned with farm animals.
This textile is so beautiful that an be framed. It can also be used as a table runner or a home decor accent.
Creating a textile like this takes years of knowledge and weeks of dedication. With your shopping you support the work of indigenous families, with whom we work directly on a fair trade basis.
|SIZE WITHOUT FRINGE||12.6 In x 15.75 In / 32Cm x 40Cm|
|MADE OF||100% Cotton
|COMMENTS||Dyed with Purple Snail.
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