Zapotec Tree of Life
Sizes: 2.62 x 4.92 ft – 80cm x 1.50m Weight: 1.800 kg – 3.96 lb
Materials: Weft with natural wool and cotton warp.
The tree of life is one of the most old special designs since it is a maximum representation of life. Since the root that connects with the mother earth, where the miracle of life starts and thrives to bear fruits as aliment to the animals and humans and every leaf gives shelter to all the creatures, so it represents the importance and the sacred that a tree is.
That is the reason why we throw our work we value and take care of our mother earth offering to you eco friendly products.
I´m Jacobo Vásquez, I´m 48 years old, my dad taught me to weave in the loom when I was 8 years old, I still remember my first rug which was about “Zapotec gods”. Soon after my dad realized that I didn’t put attention at school so he got really mad and bought me some sheep to raise, it worked so he bought me another 3 sheep and when I graduated from school at my 12 years old I had 10 sheep which abound more and more. In the mornings I wove and at midday I used to go to herding my 200 ship at our mountains, my family used their wool to weave and I used to sheared and spined It.
I got married and with the time I started to travel to many markets throughout Mexico to sell our work. At present I dedicate to weave rugs with zapotec Iconography, I love to go to the mountains to collect the plants to dye since that is how I connect with nature, I happily hope to leave the mark of my soul In each rug.