These stunning woven hangings are the result of a collaborative design process between Twenty One Tonnes, Hermano Maguey, and Susana Vicente Galan.
With a graded grid design, each piece celebrates the ancient material it's made from. Tactile, delicate yet strong, and evocative of fishing nets, these hangings can slide onto an existing curtain rod to hang in a window, or onto a dowel to be displayed against a wall.
Made in Oaxaca from fibres of the maguey plant, the production of this material is intensive. First maguey leaves are pressed until all but the fibres remain. The resulting tangle is combed and whipped into smooth strands, and then twisted into lengths of slender cord. This cord is then set into a treadle loom on which each piece is woven by hand.
Susana Vicente Galan comes from a long family tradition of weavers in Teotitlan del Valle, where she learned to weave on a treadle loom when she was 8 years old. While her ancestral tradition is to weave wool carpets, Susi was happy to experiment with maguey fibre because she believes tradition can evolve.
Hermano Maguey is a community development project focused on promoting the financial, social and cultural inclusion of indigenous Oaxacan families in sustainable maguey harvest systems. Their practices encourage a circular economy, and centre on respect for the rights of native peoples, their customs and traditions. FIBRA is a project of Hermano Maguey that takes advantage of the leftover maguey leaves from mezcal production and uses the fibre to create products in collaboration with artisan communities.
Made by hand in Oaxaca, Mexico
Made to order, custom sizing available
Dowel not included
Ships in a cardboard tube
Sizes currently in stock*:
Large 98” L x 57” W | 250 x 145cm
Small 53” L x 40” W | 135 x 102m
*Measurements include loops and fringe. As these pieces are made entirely by hand from natural materials please expect slight variations in tone, texture, and size.