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Carmen Ruiz

Zapotec woven cotton apparel and accessories in Mexico

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"My parents taught me how to weave when I was 15 years old, and the first piece I worked on was a rebozo shawl, which I gave to my mom as a Mother's Day gift."

I was born in the weaving town of Teotitlan, so it was natural for me to in weaving on the traditional loom. Zapotec is my first language and I speak very little Spanish. My husband Alberto is another... read more

30 items by Carmen Ruiz

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Karen

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02/18/2024

"So beautiful!"

This shawl has a gorgeous weave and beautiful color! Its a little stiff, but a good weight for cool, rather than cold nights. I find myself looking for ways to wear it.

Purchased Item:

Agave Shadows, Mexican Handwoven Zapotec Shawl Cotton in Black and Aqua

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Nataliya

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12/12/2023

"Better than the photo"

Very nice; looks woven and goes very well with all my table runners.

Purchased Item:

Oaxaca Earth, Four Hand Woven Brown and Beige Cotton Zapotec Placemats

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Joanna

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09/07/2023

"beautiful placemats"

they look great on the table / nice fall coloring, very nice design, soft and pleasant to touch - great for everyday use and for dinner with guests.

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  • Every day and special occasions

Purchased Item:

Oaxaca Sunset, Zapotec Orange and Yellow Hand-Loomed Placemats (Set of 4)

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Robin

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04/27/2023

"Beautiful! Just the right weight."

My puppy damaged our first one but I kept it to have shams made from the remains. We ordered a new one, which the puppies are not allowed to touch. I cannot tell you how beautiful this is and it is so well made. It is definitely an heirloom piece. It is a little larger than normal king size which i love. Keeps us covered and not competing for cover as we sleep. Perfect for Deep South Texas hot weather. The thread and weave are thick and tight enough to make for a very durable and weighty but still light compared to blankets, comforters or quilts. Loved it so much I bought an ivory one and am now back for another of this colorful one just in case something happens to the one I have. My only suggestion would be to improve the color match of the tassel thread to be brighter like the colors in the weave. Still, I LOVE it and LOVE Carmen for sharing her beautiful art with us.

Purchased Item:

Ivory Memories, Hand Woven 100% Cotton Blanket in Ivory from Mexico (King)

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Sara Wedeman

From Philadelphia, PA USA

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03/29/2023

"Wonderfully made and wonderful to behold"

I only wish I had ordered two! I love this kid of geometric pattern, and when combined with the perfect blend of colors, it is truly a delight.

Purchased Item:

Maroon Style, Handwoven Cotton Cushion Cover in Maroon from Mexico

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Shelley

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11/01/2022

"Now a very cherished everyday blanket"

This blanket is delightful and goes beautifully with the gorgeous red and white bedspread by Carmen Ruiz.

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  • blanket

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Silver Sierra, Hand Loomed 100% Cotton King Sized Blanket from Mexico

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