Elissa Medina
HUICHOL RUG, 2012-current. 
 Merino wool felt, certified Oeko Tex Standard 100. 
125 x 152cm, 160 x 180cm and 200 x 250cm
HUICHOL RUG is a contemporary design piece, inspired by Mexican folk art and hand-produced in Mexico.
With a clear reference to traditional Huichol’s sculptures, the piece reflects the dichotomy experienced by the artist herself; both affirming her cultural identity and being part of a globalized world.
It’s reference to animal skin rugs brings tradition to mind while using a contemporary language, based on the pixel as an entity of design and mathematical precision of computer based manufacturing.
It is produced with 100% Merino wool felt, certified Oeko Tex Standard 100, biodegradable, retardant to fire and naturally waterproof. In its larger version, the rug has approximately 40 hours of seam work and 2.5 km of thread, all pieces are unique. 
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