In each corner of the country, we can discover parts of the Mexican identity woven into the stories told by the traditional textiles, mostly made of wool or cotton, and by the embroidery typical of each place. Thousands of textile artisans and artists, weavers and embroiderers have been in charge of preserving the techniques and symbolism of the history of our ancestors, mastering the use of different types of looms from an early age.
The Oaxaca valley has a long tradition of weaving that dates back to pre-Hispanic times. It is known that the Zapotec villagers paid tribute to the Aztecs in form of woven products, although in those times the materials were very different from today. In ancient America there was no wool and most of the fabrics, until the arrival of the Spaniards who brought the sheep, were made of cotton. It was then that in addition to the traditional strap loom (or backstrap loom), the use of pedal looms was implemented, which allowed the creation of larger pieces.