From time to time, I edit my collection and offer a small number of rugs, hand woven shawls, blouses, pillow covers and other Oaxaca textiles for sale. These include some beautiful cotton brocade blouses hand woven on a backstrap loom from the Amusgos tribe and embroidered beauties from Tehuantepec. The tops from the Isthmus of Tehuantepec were purchased at the market in Juichitan. They are intricate floral designs that are finely worked and lined.
See my Gallery Shop online: www.oaxacaculture.com where you can browse and order, or send me an email with any questions you have.
Animalitos: I have several hand carved and painted copal wood alebrijes — a fantastical lizard, a brightly decorated armadillo with a very long tail, a howling coyote standing on a “rock” from the villages of Arrazola and San Martin Tilcajete.
Woven Pillow Covers: The pillow covers are like miniature rugs. I commissioned several of them from Esther, a woman who lives just outside the village proper, and she is now able to earn a living because she just got a loom through Annie’s Women’s Project. All are complete with sturdy cotton backing and zippers. Some have piped edges, too.
Rugs: I have many small, medium and large sized handwoven and natural dyed rugs from Teotitlan that are for sale made by the Chavez family, and other weavers working in natural dyes. They are made in a variety of patterns and designs. Most sizes are 2′ x 4′, 3′ x 5′, and 4′ x 6′. Although, a few are larger, 6′ x 9′ and a 3′ x 9′ runner.