Trine Ellitsgaard

THE AGAVE COLLECTION, AGAVE RUG T.E. #7

Trine Ellitsgaard

THE AGAVE COLLECTION, AGAVE RUG T.E. #7

100" x 63"

Agave fiber with natural Henequen

Ellistsgaard’s creations are sustainable pieces of art made from detritus produced by the booming Oaxacan Mezcal industry. Mezcal is an ancient intoxicant made from the heart of the Espadín agave plant. The leaves are often left to rot disrupting the fragile ecosystem. With her innovative creative spirit and a desire to highlight the problem, Ellistgaard figured out a way to extract fiber from the Espadín leaves. The fibers are spun by hand, dyed in small-batches using plant based dyes and woven in the Zapotec village of Teotitlán del Valle in Oaxaca, which has a long tradition of making hand-loomed textiles.

Limited Edition of 10

In collaboration with ADN Studio

$7,000