Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3), "Desert Diamond"
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Radiant desert colors center this handloomed rug with a dazzling diamond. With stripes and fretwork along each end, the motifs express centuries of Zapotec tradition. Gregorio Ruiz weaves the piece by hand from soft virgin wool.
Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm).
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gregorio Ruiz has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $1900. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials and a new loom for his rugs.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.