This beautiful hand loomed rug was woven by artisans in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca using Argentine Merino wool. It was then hand dyed in our studio using a method of color extraction called eco printing where an object, in this case dried cochineal (a parasitic insect of the nopal cactus), is ground up, arranged and then wrapped up into textile, and then boiled in a large cauldron of water to transfer its color over the the textile. The color and shapes "printed" into the textile are unique and impossible to replicate, which is part of the beauty and adventure of creating eco prints.
The traditional belts "Fajas" worn by women in Teotitlan del Valle Oaxaca where the rug is woven, inspired us to develop this decorative macrame pom pom fringe adding a bit of feminine detail to this gorgeous piece.
Size: 150 x 81 cm with 12 cm long fringe
Color: Magenta explosions created with cochineal on a cream Merino wool with white cotton fringe
Material: Merino Sheep Wool, Natural Dyes, cotton
Please note that we keep limited stock in our showroom, and we are quickly transitioning to a made-to-order only capacity to avoid textile waste and to move forward with our goal to be a completely sustainable/regenerative zero waste business in 5 years time.
Turnaround time to weave the textile, sew the item and then ship out is approximately about 2-3 weeks. Please let us know if you have any questions and send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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