Today, we are showcasing the natural dye and weaving talent of Oaxaca’s Taller Teñido a Mano. There are seven (7) unique, one-off pieces that will add richness to any living environment — home and office, floor and wall. Use it as a sofa, chair or bench accent piece, too. These are textiles woven on the tapestry loom — both sides are exactly the same! Great care is taken to create the hand-spun yarns and give them vibrant, enduring color. A perfect holiday gift as well.
To Buy: Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, mailing address and item number. I will mark it SOLD, send you a PayPal link to purchase and add $12 for cost of mailing. For PayPal: Please DO NOT SELECT BUYING GOOD OR SERVICES. It will then automatically choose Sending Money to Family and Friends. We also accept Venmo and I can send you a Square invoice (+3% fee) if you don’t use PayPal. (If PayPal takes a commission, I will need to send you an additional invoice to cover what they deduct.)
#1. Rayas. Churro sheep wool dyed with blue indigo, red cochineal with the natural gray color of the sheep. This is a stunning graphic design made on the tapestry loom. Same design on both sides. 2 feet wide x 3 feet long.
#2. Zapotec. Variegated graphic design elements with indigo, cochineal and natural gray sheep wool. 2 feet wide x 3 feet long.
#3. Cintas. Natural dyes from indigo, pecan leaves and shells, natural white and gray wool. 2 feet wide x 3 feet long.
#4. Grecas. Natural dyes from indigo, cochineal, pomegranate and pecan shells. 23″ square.
#5. Diamante. Natural dyes from indigo, pomegranate, cochineal, pecan shells, natural white and gray Churro sheep wool. 23″ wide x 24″ long.
#6. Tlacolula Valley Mountains. A visual landscape perfect for a wall-hanging, pillow cover or floor mat. The weaver’s impression of the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains surrounding Oaxaca. Natural dyes from indigo, pomegranate, natural white and gray wool. 23″ wide x 24″ long.
#7. Cintas Azules. Perfect stripes from natural dyes of indigo, cochineal and natural un-dyed white wool. The striking contrast of blues with gray and the red accent gives pizzaz to any decor. 23″ wide x 25″ long.
#8 Oaxaca Blue Basket — Indigo-dyed and hand-woven, is also for sale. $95.
The Taller Teñido a Mano dye studio uses only dyes from natural plant materials and cochineal, the insect that is found on the prickly pear cactus. Carminic acid is created through a chemical exchange between insect and plant, making the perfect red. The studio can produce over 110 different shades of red based on formulas perfected over time. Elsa Sanchez is the dye master. Her husband, Eric Chavez, (my godson) is the weaver. Eric has been weaving for over 20 years and has an extraordinary talent for color and design innovation.
This will be the last rug sale until early December.
Please email me email@example.com with your name, mailing address and item number. Please don’t send money until I confirm that what you want is available. I will mark it SOLD, send you a PayPal link to purchase and add $12 for cost of mailing. For PayPal: Please DO NOT SELECT BUYING GOOD OR SERVICES. (If PayPal takes a commission, I will need to send you an additional invoice to cover what they deduct.) We also accept Venmo (@Norma-Schafer) and I can send you a Square invoice (+3% fee) if you don’t use PayPal. Thank you for understanding.
Care Instructions: I wash all my personal handmade rugs from the Chavez family in the washing machine, on gentle/delicate setting, using cold water and a mild soap (not Woolite–it bleeds the color). Make sure your spin cycle is set to HIGH. I then hang to dry. I do not use an automatic dryer since this breaks down the wool fibers.