Hand-woven Cotton Zapotec Bedspread in Beige (Queen), 'Natural Contrasts'
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260 cm L x 215 cm W
102" L x 84" W
- 100% cotton
- Dry clean only
- All natural dyes
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
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"My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mom as a Mother's Day gift."
"Born in the weaving village of Teotitlan del Valle, I specialize in creating accessories on the traditional loom. I speak in Zapotec, and I speak very little Spanish. My husband Alberto is a Novica featured artist who specializes in Zapotec rugs and weaves.
"My childhood was a happy one, growing up with parents who specialize in the chicote (whip loom), which was introduced in Oaxaca by Spanish religious orders during colonial times. What is unique about this loom is that it is completely built out of wood.
"My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mom as a Mother's Day gift.
"The fact that this is an art form that we have inherited from our ancestors made me decide to preserve it by continuing to weave.
"I work with virgin wool, which I dye with natural plants and seeds, such as indigo for blue, cochineal for red and orange hues, and a flower we call pericon for yellow. I also use the cempasúchitl flower and for black, I use the thorns of the huizache plant.
"I've been weaving since the 1980's, and in 2002 I started my own workshop where I specialize in shawls and bedspreads. The most challenging aspect of starting on my own was having a place where I could exhibit my creations. I do not speak Spanish very well, and I struggle understanding it, so there were moments when I felt exasperated by it all. However, this is something I've been overcoming little by little, and thanks to my husband and children I understand Spanish better.
"Being associated with Novica means that now I have a place where I can display my work, and for that I thanks you."
I received my '' Ruby history'' cotton bedspread today, what can I say? it's more beautiful than I had hoped for, the quality of this piece is astounding, the color so vibrant and the fact that it is hand loomed is even more appreciated and I can't even imagine the time and effort such a piece takes to produce. Carmen obviously puts thought, care and her expertise into her craft which she learned so well from her parents. Thank you for sharing your talent, I will definitely be ordering more and watching your collection. Thank you again, Nuala. USA customer
Just received my ""Zapotec cotton bedspread, 'Oaxaca Dawn' "" and put it on my bed. The colors and the workmanship are stunningly beautiful! Thanks for the beautiful color and warmth you have added to my home! Love it!
Just received the gorgeous Oaxaca Morn Zapotec cotton bedspread and am speechless to describe the colorful wonderful workmanship of this bedspread! I now have both the Oaxaca Dawn and the Oaxaca Morn spreads which both add such color and warmth to my bedrooms! Thank you so much for sharing your skills and talents and for bringing such beauty to my home! Many blessings to you and your family!
Your red Zapotec Treasures shawl is magnificent. Anyone who is considering a gorgeous piece of wearable art should buy this - or ask for it as a gift! Thank You! Gary
Absolutely fantastic! Except... The king size bedspread only fits a king bed if you put it on sideways, so you have tassels in your face when you sleep. Beautifully made, but the king size is just too small for a standard king size bed, if you want the tassels on the three sides and the sewn edge at the head of the bed as it was intended to be.
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