Hand Woven Wool Vintage MEXICAN TABLE RUNNER
- Vintage item
We were first attracted to this hand woven table runner from Mexico because of its rich earth colors, compatible with so many different decorating styles. It was loomed in Oaxaca of hand dyed 100% wool and features Zapotec designs from the friezes at Mitla, a pre-Columbian archaeological site. The spirals traditionally represent the cycle of life and death.
Six feet, eight inches in length, not including the fringe, it's 15 1/2 inches wide and weighs almost 2 pounds (folded up). It was imported by Vel-Mex in El Paso, Texas, in business over 30 years; the runner still bears their label, which could be removed if you wish to make the rug reversible. This corredora de mesa (literally runner of the table) can of course be used on the floor as a rug, since, being wool, it is thicker than fabric and quite sturdy. It's in excellent condition, even the fringe, with no damage whatsoever.