area rugs - zapotec - runner - wool
A hand woven, vibrantly colored little rug that is aptly named for the Mexican sun. This is affordable art that is good for the soul. The Bazan family keeps up a tradition that could very well be gone in another generation. I love that I can associate my little treasures from Novica with real people.
I needed another Zapotec rug for my hallway where I have two other rugs with this design. (I may have purchased one from Novica years ago). I was very pleased to see this (same size, same design) still available. It arrived beautifully packed, with a personal note, and as a weaver myself, I appreciate the quality workmanship. My other Zapotec rugs have lasted very well - no colors running onto carpet beneath (like the red from a kilim did). I have been to Teotitlan del Valle in the past and there are many weavers there producing rugs of varying quality. Gregorio's work is excellent.
The design and brilliant colors of this runner are absolutely beautiful. It is expertly woven with quality yarns that are thick and soft.
"I was born to weave, academia was definitely not for me! I remember skipping school with my friends to swim in the dams and pick guavas."