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Carapan, Mexican Folk Art Gallery.

Wool Purse Mexican Bag Backstrap Loomed in Chiapas

$165.00 USD
TB09

ABOUT THIS MEXICAN TEXTILE

This one of a kind outstanding textile was loomed by Tzeltal indigenous woman from the state of Chiapas. At our gallery we have a fine selection of the best Indigenous folk art for sale. 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.

TECHNICAL DATA

SIZE 12.6 x 10.13 in. / 32 x 26cm
APROX. WEIGHT 7.7 Oz. / 220 gr
MADE OF 95% Wool 5%Cotton
REGION Chiapas, Mexico
ETHNIC GROUP Tzeltal
TECHNIQUE Strap Waist Loom, Hand embroidered
SKU TB09
CARE Dry clean