Our artisan partners in Oaxaca, Mexico use an age-old process to create handmade flat-weave rugs. Each of these products takes more than a week to finish. These Oaxaca rug weavers, together with their families, begin by spinning the wool and collecting dye plants in the mountain. The coloring begins once the children have collected enough wood to make a fire and boil the water that contains the plants used in dyeing. These plants then sit overnight and will be reboiled the next day until they are ready to put in the natural-colored wool. The wool is soaked in different colors for varying periods of time depending on the desired hue. Finally, the now colored wool will be hung out to dry in the sun, ready for weaving.