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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Nativity Scene Back Strap Loomed Dyed with Purple Snail Fine Indigenous Textile

$400.00 USD
TX2012

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. 

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE WITHOUT FRINGE 12.6 In x 15.75 In / 32Cm x 40Cm
MADE OF 100% Cotton
REGION Oaxaca, Mexico.
ETHNIC GROUP Huave.
TECHNIQUE Backstrap Loomed. 
COMMENTS Dyed with Purple Snail.
CARE Dry Clean. 

 

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