Cotton Table Runner with Tangerine Animal Motifs from Mexico, "Pre-Hispanic Memories"
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Handwoven of cotton on the traditional telar de cintura, or backstrap loom, this table runner is designed by Nelson and Wendhy Salones of Mexico. They diligently incorporate geometric motifs in tangerine that depict various animals in a pre-Hispanic style. The table runner features also colors of antique ivory and maize, and is completed at the ends by fringes.
- 0.38 kgs
- 0.8 lbs
- Table runner: 155.3 cm L x 33.5 cm W
- Table runner: 61" L x 13.25" W
- Fringes: 13.3 cm L
- Fringes: 5.25" L
Nelson and Wendhy use traditional Zapotec weaving techniques and have dedicated themselves to passing down their knowledge to their children in order to continue creating culturally significant art.
This artist is working with some sort of disability ranging from mental or physical and includes conditions such as being handicapped physically, or perhaps having a condition such as autism. This is also awarded to artists that employ other artists with disabilities.
Nelson has achieved several awards and honorable mentions, including winning the 2017 National Labor Prize and receiving an honorable mention for the 2018 FOFA Competition and the Benito Juarez State Prize for both 2015 and 2016.
Through perseverance, Nelson and Wendhy have grown their textile workshop. They now provide work for her family members and two neighbors.
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
Nelson and Wendhy's income allows them to provide a basic education to their children at home.