Zapotec Red 3 x 5 Rugs
Dear Irene, thank you for the wonderful Chrysanthemum rugs you done, they are exquisite and are now added to my other ones your relatives have created, what a talented family, I love all my rugs
I purchased Irene Ruiz's "Fire in the Sky" rug several years ago. My rug is not thin and is placed in a high traffic section of my living room. I live in the Pacific Northwest and Irene's rug has stood up to dirt and grime from four sets of dirty boots on rainy days. The rainy season lasts a very long time in the Northwestern United States. All I need to do is vacuum the rug and the brilliant beautiful colors shine through. I would recommend this rug to anyone who wants to purchase beauty, quality and durability. The only maintenance I have done to the rug is retie the white fringe knots. I have had to retie the knotted fringe on any of the wool and or cotton/wool blend rugs I have purchased from other countries. That is not exceptional maintenance. Novica sells quality products at reasonable prices. Irene Ruiz weaves quality rugs.
We are so happy with this rug. The colors are vibrant, patterns perfectly aligned, and the weave is nice and tight. As is to be expected with all natural fibers, there is slight variation in the wool at times (as well as some tiny bits of plant material stuck into the wool here and there), but that adds to its unique beauty and reaffirms that this rug is a handmade treasure! Thank you for taking such care in your craft - it was worth the wait to receive such a beautiful piece of functional artwork.