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Wool Rugs - Oaxaca

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Traditional rugs of Oaxaca 

Teotitlán or Teocaltitlán, means in Nahuatl language: "Tierra de Dioses and is one of the places that most attracts visitors to the state of Oaxaca for the craftsmanship they produce there. With the production of wool rugs Teotitlan becomes famous both in Mexico and abroad.

The production of rugs, their techniques and designs are transmitted from generation to generation with rudimentary looms, this does not make the beauty of their pieces and the interest of foreigners in having one.

The preparation of the rugs begins with brushing the wool manually, then it must be spun and milled in large bunches that are easy to handle.
The colors are mostly natural colors and these are the most valued in the market, but even so we find artificial colors that can be distinguished by their brightness. It is important to identify the natural colors of these pieces since these will give you a greater economic and artistic value, by their 100% handmade process, these are obtained from plants and insects such as: añil, huizache, cochineal, moss rock, indigo, flower of zempaxuchilt and more.
The pieces are made in manual loom and the size, colors, and drawings is the merit of each craftsman. Giving it its value for its design, quality, colors, materials and recognitions obtained by the craftsman.

The production of rugs, their techniques and designs are transmitted from generation to generation with rudimentary looms, this does not make the beauty of their pieces and the interest of foreigners in having one.

The archaeological sites of Teotitlán can still be identified through architecture, as we can see in its church that looks like a mixture of the ancient Mexican traditions with its hieroglyphics and colors inside and the construction of the Temple of the XVI Century.

In Teotitlán not only mats are made with traditional designs, nowadays we find contemporary proposals ideal for modern spaces or replicas of famous paintings, that its reproduction is such that from a single view we can identify what artist it is.