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MoMA Exclusive

Mictlan 01 Cotton Throw

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MoMA Exclusive: This graphic Mictlan 01 Cotton Throw is handmade on a pedal loom by Zapotec weavers working in their community of San Pablo Villa de Mitla in Oaxaca, Mexico. The throw is designed by mixing different weaving techniques and takes up to a week to be completed. The name of the throw, Mictlan, is derived from the original, Aztec-given name of the town where it was made. The name of the town was changed to San Pablo Villa de Mitla by the Spanish conquerors when they arrived in the 16th century. Mictlan was one of the most important sites of Zapotec culture, which flourished from 700 B.C until 1521 A.D. 


The Mictlan Throw was conceived by Dominican designer Javier Reyes, whose rrres Studio is based in Oaxaca. “This project is the result of a collective work between people, places, cultures and heritage,” states Reyes. “Everything is proudly made in Latin America.” The throw measures 65l x 95”w.
  • Designer
    Javier Reyes
  • Size
    65l x 95"w
  • Materials
    100% Cotton
  • Year of Design
    2020
  • Origin
    Mexico
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