Weaving a Traditional Zapotec Rug

May 18, 2011 by
Filed under: Traditional Rugs 


This Zapotec woman shows us the traditional way of weaving rugs on a large loom in Teotitlan del Valle.

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Sally Charnley demonstrates rug hooking.




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8 Comments on Weaving a Traditional Zapotec Rug

  1. arealady66 on Wed, 18th May 2011 12:43 am

    Good question what is used for the top ear?

  2. kristena710 on Wed, 18th May 2011 1:08 am

    Can i use yarn and and monks cloth to do this? I called all the craft stores in the area and they didnt even know what rug hooking was!!!! Any suggestions??? p.s. none of them carried wool either…. so i cant even cut my own strips!

  3. khayes9591 on Wed, 18th May 2011 1:45 am

    Love this!

  4. CranberryCreekHollow on Wed, 18th May 2011 2:15 am

    Wonderful! I’m doing a couple ears for my very first project! Very instructional, thank you so much!

  5. chvardy on Wed, 18th May 2011 2:35 am

    She says she is working on Monk’s Cloth….that is not what monks cloth looks like. Could she maybe working on Hucks cloth?

  6. foofoodmk on Wed, 18th May 2011 3:12 am

    Thats cool! I should try that some time .

  7. aameenah on Wed, 18th May 2011 3:22 am

    Looks like a thick raffia?

  8. beckysaylor on Wed, 18th May 2011 3:59 am

    What is used for the top of the ear?

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