In a small mountain town in the Chiapas Highlands women weave striking tunics, skirts, and shawls from sheep's wool. An extremely labor intensive process, the wool is woven on a backstrap loom using a weft with extra long fibers. The wool is then shrunk, felted, and finally combed out to produce a long, fluffy wool nap. The black wool is naturally dyed using river mud.
Intended to be a mochebal (wool shawl) this textile makes a gorgeous wall hanging, rug or throw.
- Mini 37" x 14"/Medium 53" x 20.5"
- Origin: Chiapas, Mexico
- Material: Sheep's wool
- Circa: Contemporary
- Care: Hand wash cold/dry flat