area rugs - zapotec - 3 x 5 - wool - red - mexico
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 just received our rugs (we also ordered the 'Intense Fire' runner) and they are stunning. Wonderful colours and excellent quality--we'll be enjoying these for many years to come. Also a shout-out to Novica for first-rate service!
By David V.
I have become quite interested in pre hispanic MesoAmerica in the past few years and have been to Teotitlan de Valle, Alberto Ruiz's home town near Oaxaca. I found this item to be of excellent quality and to have several authentic design elements. I particularly like the "Greca" elements similar to those at Mitla. Plus - it looks great! Hope to find his shop his Feb when in Oaxaca.
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