This handwoven 4 x 6 rug comes directly to us from Teotitlan del Valle in Oaxaca, Mexico. The weavers are masters at their art and each rug is a one of a kind work of art.
The Zapotec Village of Teotitlan del Valle was founded in 1465. At that time and for years later they wove fabric for clothing only. After the arrival of the Spanish the Zapotecs became familiar with weaving with sheep’s wool, the spinning wheel and the horizontal foot loom.. The Zapotecs made a simple version of these tools and incorporated the tools into their own style of weaving and that became the rug weaving tradition we are familiar with today.
Flat weave rugs make great layer elements when used with other flat weaves or with different textured rugs. Since they’re more pliable and lighter, flat weaves aren’t only for the floor. They are wonderful as a throw or furniture accent or on a wall like a tapestry.