These pieces are carefully handmade and one of a kind; they are as beautiful as they are meaningful! Made with responsibly sourced sheep wool. Each design is carefully handwoven by the Gutierrez family and friends, thus, a one-of-a-kind piece!
- Artist(s): Ana Maria Gutiérrez
- Artisanal Technique: Four Pedal Loom
- Material: 100% Sheep Wool
- Color: Synthetic Dye
- Size: 5" L x 6" W
- Specification: Handwoven wool coaster set of four
Ana María Gutiérrez Martínez
"Ana Maria is a woman who weaves like a giant on her loom. She is as talented as her father who used to weave designs by counting the strings versus drawing on the strings to complete a design. She is a woman who finds weaving to be peaceful and enjoyable."
Four pedal looms are used to handweave larger fabrics but can also be used for smaller items like rebozos and coasters. These looms have four pedals that are controlled by the feet that lift and lower the harness to create the weaving.
About The Zapotec Weavers:
The Zapotec Weavers is an Indigenous-owned business from Teotitlán Del Valle, Oaxaca, México. During the pandemic, Cinthia and Rufina, a mother-daughter duo, sought to help their family due to the closures of tourism in Oaxaca; thus, The Zapotec Weavers was born.
Cinthia and Rufina are the third generation of Zapotec weavers, which dates back to their great grandparents in the great central valleys of Oaxaca. Teotitlán Del Valle, which in Náhuatl means “the place of the gods,” is indeed the place of the gods, gods who wove history and art as seen in their pieces.
Their family’s inspiration stems from their love of nature, such as the mountains, rivers, and stars. You can find these inspirations in the form of patterns and symbols throughout all of their pieces. When you buy their woven products, you support responsibly sourced, ethically made pieces.