Some wise guy once said that you can’t know who you are unless you know where you came from, your history. That is why tradition is very important all over the world and each people preserves it as much as they can. By preserving our traditions and customs we make sure we are still connected with our ancestors and continue to pass on the inheritance they passed on to us. This Four Mixtec Years Rug is a beautiful piece of tradition , a rug design that has been preserved for 700 years. This special design shows the link between two ancient civilizations on the American continent before they were even discovered by the Europeans: the Olmecs and the Mixtecs.
The patterns on this woolen rug were transmitted from generation to generation of handcraftsmen until they got to the present Zapotec Indians who manufactured this item now in Mexico. The material used for making the rug is Churro wool and it is hand woven by using ancient techniques that are still used by those people. It is not recommended to clean it with water, but dry clean it. The item is available in three sizes and can be purchased from Pendleton USA for a price between $1,200 – $2,800.