MEET THE ARTISAN
Clara: Oaxaca Wool Weavers
Clara is the youngest member of a multi-generational family of weavers in the Teotitlan del Valle - a serene town located outside of bustling Oaxaca city. Weaving in this town has ancient, Zapotec roots that have been dated back to 500 BCE. The village is renowned for its woven rugs and tapestries that use wool fibers, natural dyes from plants & insects, and feature indigenous motifs and designs.
Clara was taught to weave by her parents and grandparents, who were taught by their elders before them. Today, she and her sisters run the workshop in the back of their family home.
Our line of handwoven wool rugs and pillow covers are designed in-house, and produced in collaboration with Clara and her workshop. The result is a beautiful blend of traditional craftsmanship combined with contemporary design.