Brighten up your table with a set of a table runner and servilletas (napkins) made by the master weavers of Mitla, Oaxaca.
(1) Table Runner (Handwoven Tablerunner) (Size: 8 ft)
(4) Servilletas (Handwoven Napkins) (Size: 9 in x 8 in)
The manteles (table cloths) and servilletas (napkins) are all made by the master weavers of Mitla, Oaxaca using wooden looms that were introduced in the times of Spanish rule."
Pedal-driven looms are used to weave these beautiful pieces. Most handcrafted textiles are produced by the sixty or so indigenous ethnic groups in Mexico, who mostly live in rural areas in the center and south of the country.
Known as the “Ciudad de Cinturones” (City of Belts), Santo Tomás Jalieza has kept over many generations their practice of weaving colorful and sturdy belts using the traditional tellar de cinturon (back strap loom) where they tie one end of the strings to a tree and then sit 5-8 feet away and strap the other end to their waist as they delicately pull strings, almost like they’re playing the guitar, to weave the beautiful designs and patterns into life. Their special techniques and knowledge create a tight and tough weave that can withstand life on the go.
YOUR PURCHASE MAKES A DIFFERENCE:
- Artisan Made
- Preserves Tradition
- Supports Small Business
- Job Creator
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