Zapotec Sheep Wool Rug: Four Seasons

Our Four Seasons Zapotec Rug is made of 100% sheep's wool and natural dyes to combine historical Zapotec inspiration with contemporary design. These rugs are woven on hand-operated looms from wool obtained from local sheep in Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, and dyed mainly with local, natural dyes such as those obtained by the cochineal insect.

These rugs are handmade by Isaac Vásquez García’s Bug in The Rug Master Weavers Studio. Garcia is known as a master weaver and dyer and the oldest living member of one of the oldest weaving families in Teotitlán del Valle, México. Isaac Vásquez García pioneered the renaissance of using pre-Hispanic natural dyes on pure wool and has over 70 years of experience working sheep's wool on a pedal loom and dyeing it with natural ingredients. Isaac and his family take great pride in keeping this tradition alive, despite the more time-consuming and expensive nature of these methods when compared with the more modern use of chemical dyes and acrylic fiber. They perform all steps by hand, taking the raw material wool to finish rug carding, spinning, dyeing, and weaving. 

Details

  • Rugs are washable - Dry clean or hand wash in cold water and dry flat in the shade
  • Material: Handwoven with 100% sheep's wool
  • Each rug is finished with fringes at each corner to complete this lovely addition to your home decor 
  • Made in Teotitlán del Valle

Fair Trade Certified™

This product is made outside the United States and adheres to international Fair Trade guidelines. The makers and artisans employed to make this product were paid a living wage and provided safe and healthy working conditions. Whenever possible, the materials sourced for this product were local to the region where they were manufactured and eco-friendly practices were used in the manufacturing process.


Sizes & Measurement 

  • Rug Size: 39 x 24 inches/ 3.25 x 2 feet (length x width) 
  • Pile Height: 2''
  • Overall Product Weight: 1.67 lb.