Chamula Wool Throw/Rug

$ 75.00

one of a kind


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
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