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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Wool Bag Backstrap loomed Indigenous textile from Chiapas, Mexico

$150.00 USD
TB10

 

ABOUT THIS MEXICAN TEXTILE

This unique wool textile was loomed by Tzeltal indigenous woman from the state of Chiapas. The backstrap loom technique dates back to pre hispanic times. To create each piece the artisan straps one end of the loom to her waist and the other to a tree to create tension and using her hands and simple wood instruments they create these outstanding textiles. This piece in particular is a piece for collectors due to it´s delicate work and detail. it is 95% wool and 5% cotton. 

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE 9.44 x 9.05 in. / 24 x 23cm
APROX. WEIGHT 7.05 Oz. / 200 gr
MADE OF 95% Wool 5%Cotton
REGION Chiapas, Mexico
ETHNIC GROUP Tzeltal
TECHNIQUE Strap Waist Loom, Hand embroidered
SKU TB10
CARE Dry clean
COMMENTS Size and weight may have slight variations, for more precise size please refer to picture with rulers.