Zapotec Geometric Style Wool Area Rug from Mexico (6.5x10.5)
Mystical Night, Zapotec Geometric Style Wool Area Rug from Mexico (6.5x10.5)
Alfredo RuizMexican artist Alfredo Ruiz designs and hand crafts this magnificent area rug. Woven from pure wool yarns on a traditional foot pedal loom, the rug features a geometric pattern combined with stripes...$1,974.99
7x10 Wool Area Rug with Multicolored Geometric Motifs
Oaxacan Happiness, 7x10 Wool Area Rug with Multicolored Geometric Motifs
Alfredo RuizTinted with natural colors, this impressive area rug from Mexico features multicolored geometric motifs across its rectangular woolen surface, bringing a taste of Oaxacan heritage to any home. Alfredo...$2,024.99
Zapotec wool rug (6x9.5)
Dancing Colors, Zapotec wool rug (6x9.5)
Gregorio RuizPrimary hues traverse this design in orderly rows, yet some flow like waves while others seem to skip and whirl. Gregorio Ruiz Lopez conjures dancing colors in an extraordinary rug. A superlative...$947.99
Artist: Gregorio Ruiz
Eyes of the Gods
Zapotec Wool Area Rug (10 x 6.5) from Mexico
Eyes of the Gods, Zapotec Wool Area Rug (10 x 6.5) from Mexico
Alfredo RuizThis showstopping piece will transform any space. Alfredo Ruiz hand-weaves it from 100% sheep's wool in a fiery palette of burnt orange, tan, chestnut, copper, and grey. He combines striped and...$2,059.99
Handwoven Zapotec Rug in Undyed Natural Wool (6 x 10)
Desert Night, Handwoven Zapotec Rug in Undyed Natural Wool (6 x 10)
Delfina RuizWoven by hand, this elegant rug exalts the natural brown, grey and beige tones of virgin wool. Delfina Ruiz demonstrates Mexico's Zapotec artistry and her own weaving skills with this minimalist...$899.99
Artist: Delfina Ruiz
Large Earth-Toned Wool Zapotec Area Rug (6.5x10.5)
Oaxacan Earth, Large Earth-Toned Wool Zapotec Area Rug (6.5x10.5)
Alberto RuizA subtle and beautiful accent for any decor, this earth-toned area rug is crafted by Alfredo Ruiz in Mexico. The Oaxacan artisan weaves pure wool yarns on a traditional treadle loom to create the rug...$1,199.99
Artist: Alberto Ruiz
6 x 10 Rugs(6 items)
Welcome to the 6 x 10 Rug Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Rug pads are great because they prevent slippage, prolong wear, protect the floor underneath, and provide additional comfort and quiet. That being said, most of our rugs do not actually require a pad underneath. Many, like those from the Andes, crafted with sheep wool and cotton, are durable and sturdy enough to be placed directly on the floor. But for enhanced protection and longevity, a rug pad is always a welcome addition.
Area rugs are a design-friendly way to absorb sound and insulate a room. They are a wonderful way to reduce noise, as footsteps on a rug are more muted than on hardwood floors or tile, and they also dull ambient sounds. Additionally, they provide warmth and a general sense of well-being. Who doesnt love a good area rug!
Most area rugs are easy to maintain with a few simple steps. For small stains and spills, you can spot clean with warm, soapy water. Never rub the affected area, always blot! You should vacuum your rugs to remove dirt and debris. And to ensure that rugs wear evenly, it is recommended to place a pad beneath them, and rotate them regularly. As with most vibrant works of art, direct sunlight may dull the colors. For more substantive cleaning, it is recommended that you dry clean your area rug.
Were huge fans of eco-friendly everything! When it comes to area rugs, you can look for certain indicators that it is produced in a sustainable way that reduces our carbon footprint. Some artisans, like a handful of weavers from India, use recycled fabrics: cotton, rayon, and polyester. Others stress the use of natural dyes and ethically-sourced wool. (Wool is particularly celebrated for being recyclable, abundant, and naturally stain-resistant.)
Handmade, or footmade! Many of the weavers who produce area rugs use a pedal, or foot, loom. While they technically have the assistance of a machine--a treadle or handloom--its operation requires the dexterity, strength, coordination, and patience of the artisan. Additionally, most area rugs are finished by hand.
Traditional area rugs are mostly woven on looms. Treadle, or foot, looms make use of pedals to lift and lower the looms harness. This raises the threads of the warp, so that the weft can pass through the opening in the threads. This type of loom is common in the Andes, Central America, as well as Mexico, and traces back to Mayan weavers in the period after the Spanish arrived. Elsewhere, such as India, handlooms are still used. The designs are mapped out in advance, and it takes about four to five days to complete a dhurrie, or traditional Indian floor covering. While the work to craft each of these rugs may be labor intensive, the beauty of the finished product makes it well worth the wait.
While area rugs are handcrafted by artisans from all over the world, they share certain features in spite of their vastly different regions. From the Andes to Central America, Mexico to India, most artisans use some combination of sheep wool, cotton, and natural and industrial dyes. Some artisans, like those from India, may incorporate other materials, like jute, or recycled cotton, polyester, and rayon, into their works. Some of the Zapotec weavers in Mexico use dyes made from natural materials like walnut shell, cochineal, and flowers. With these materials, artisans create vibrant colors and authentic patterns, ideal for adding dimension and warmth to any home.
Alfredo Ruiz Hand-woven Zapotec rugs
"I believe the art of weaving Zapotec rugs is unique. My inspiration comes from everything I see around me – the landscapes, nature, people and animals."