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Mateo Velasquez Lopez

Medium: Floor loom woven textiles

Description:  Traditional Guatemalan woven textiles with contemporary American flair

Mateo Velasquez Lopez

Medium: Floor loom woven textiles

Description:  Traditional Guatemalan woven textiles with contemporary American flair


Mateo threading the floor loom he built from memory
See VIDEO below






Purple Wool Scarf
57" long by 15" wide
$48 (free shipping)



Gray Scarf
52" long by 14" wide
$48 (free shipping)


Mateo brings technics learned in Santa Cruz del Quiche and adds new style and materials found in Connecticut.
He weaves on a wooden floor loomed hand built from memory.
VIDEO: Watch a short video of Mateo weaving!

For purchase, payments, delivery / pick-up / shipping,
Mateo can be contacted at Tevelopez@yahoo.com.mx and telephone 860-751-2730

See more work and purchase items at www.etsy.com/shop/CeciliaImports 


Mateo Velasquez Lopez was born in La Estancia de Quiche, El Quiche. Mateo grew up in Santa Cruz del Quiche He learned to weave at a young age with his father, Filiberto Velasquez Aguilar. Mateo’s father wove traditional Guatemalan corte, or traditional fabric worn as a skirt by indigenous women. Mateo immigrated to the United States in 2008, with his wife Terese Maineri de Velasquez who served in the Peace Corps in Guatemala. In Connecticut, Mateo constructed the wooden floor loom he used with his father in Santa Cruz. Now in Connecticut, Mateo adapted his weaving style to use thread found in Connecticut and Massachusetts. The outcome fabric ideal for table runners and scarfs. 

Wool blend Red and gray
triped scarf
16x82" $65
Wool blend abstract Gray/blue
weave with a red warp
16x65" $65
Wool blend Lavender
tripe scarf with red warp
16x81" $65

 

"Warp and weft" are the two basic components used in weaving to turn thread or yarn into fabric. The lengthwise or longitudinal warp yarns are held stationary in tension on a frame or loom while the transverse weft (sometimes woof) is drawn through and inserted over-and-under the warp. Mateo uses unusual warp colors that give his weaving a unique look.

We enjoy appearing at the annual Open Studio Hartford in-person but for 2020, visit us here and on Etsy.
Order pieces in stock or place an order in color of preference. 

For purchase, payments, delivery / pick-up / shipping,
Free shipping for purchases over $25
Mateo can be contacted at Tevelopez@yahoo.com.mx and telephone 860-751-2730

Website: www.etsy.com/shop/ceciliaimports

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