The perfect accent and accessory to any room, these beautiful southwestern or zapotec rugs and pillow covers are handwoven by families in Teotitlan Del Valle, a small village in the state of Oaxaca located in the southwestern part of Mexico. This families pride themselves in using nothing but the best quality of 100% sheep wool. The process of hand making a Zapotec rug is time consuming and very elaborate. First the sheep is shaved and the wool is
washed out at the nearest river. Once washed, it is then set out to dry with the heat of the sun. Carding the wool,
straightening the raw fleece, aligning and finally softening it precede the process. This wool creates threads that are smooth and very resistant. For the range of colors, natural and vegetable dyes are used as well as insect dyes such as the cochineal insect which produces red dyes. Other dyes come
from indigo leaves for blue dyes, alfalfa leaves for green dyes, nut tree bark for brown dyes, and pecan shells for tan dyes. Each Zapotec rug is made by hand and features a special design. This makes each and every rug a unique work of art that will only
increase in value in years to come. You can be assure that their rugs will last and sustain their value.
Our collection of zapotec rugs or mexican rugs are suitable for wall hangings, place-mats, area rugs, hall runners, and small rugs for entry ways
and other decorative uses
Each zapotec rug comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
**Please note, since all southwestern, mexican, zapotec rugs and pillow cover are hand-woven, each is unique and one of a kind, so colors, patterns, and size are approximately and may be slightly different than the ones in the picture, please call us if you have any questions.
Price includes shipping within the continental U.S.
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"San Carlos has good quality Zapotec rugs and they are as pictured, so you can see what youre going to get - good if youre coordinating colors. Delivery was very quick and they even gave us a nice surprise on our second order. Highly recommended." John F., MD