Geometric Zapotec Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2x3.5), "Greca Tradition"
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Handwoven of wool on the telar de pedal, or floor loom, this Mexican rug carries on the tradition of Zapotec handicrafts. Alfredo Ruiz gives the rug multicolored geometric patterns, complete with greca spirals. Elegant fringes complete the rug at the corners.
- 0.74 kgs
- 1.6 lbs
- Rug: 1.04 m L x 0.6 m W
- Rug: 3.42 ft. L x 2 ft. W
- Pile height: 0.6 cm H
- Pile height: 0.2" H
- Fringes: 11.2 cm L
- Fringes: 4.4" L
Alfredo Ruiz has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $2400. Proceeds were used to purchase wool, natural dyes, and new looms for his rugs.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.