Mexican Backstrap Loom Woven 100% Cotton Pink Sling, "Interlaced in Pink"
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Every detail contributes to the charm of this sling from artisans Nelson Hernandez and Wendhy Salones, from the cheery pastel pink color to the varicolored strap to the thin tasseled braids at each side. The Oaxacan artisans like to employ natural fibers in their work; here, they use 100% cotton thread on a backstrap loom, a technique favored by the Zapotec people of the region for centuries. The textile's pattern is created by interweaving cornsilk, kiwi, pale blue, and tangerine-colored threads. There's plenty of space for the essentials in the bag's interior which is lined with pink nylon fabric and closes securely with a zipper.
- 0.14 kgs
- 0.3 lbs
- Bag: 21 cm L x 21 cm W
- Bag: 8.25" L x 8.25" W
- Strap: 120.5 cm L
- Strap: 47" L
- Strap drop length: 53 cm from strap to bag
- Strap drop length: 20.75" from strap to bag
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.