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Zapotec wool rug, 'Center Cross' (4x6.5) - Handcrafted Geometric Wool Area Rug (4x6.5) Curate

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Handcrafted Geometric Wool Area Rug (4x6.5), "Center Cross"

Fiery motifs seem to dance and glow against a background of cool moss, evoking... more

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Fiery motifs seem to dance and glow against a background of cool moss, evoking the dramatic beauty of the Mexican sierra. Woven by hand, this rug displays the intricacy of traditional Zapotec art, and is centered with a cross. Alfredo Ruiz weaves the extraordinary design of virgin wool, colored with natural dyes. Titled "Centro de cruz" in Spanish.

Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm) (2 in).

  • 3.16 kgs
  • 7.0 lbs
  • Rug: 2 m L x 1.25 m W
  • Rug: 6.5 ft. L x 4.1 ft. W
  • Pile height: 0.5 cm H
  • Pile height: 0.2" H

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • All natural dyes
  • Designed for floor use
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? No
  • Premium Gift Wrap? No
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

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 is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

Product Reviews By Customers

2 Testimonials for Alfredo Ruiz


I recently made my first Novica purchase, one of Alfredo's runners... it is so beautiful, it really exceeded my expectations and we're already looking at other designs to buy for the rest of the house. The workmanship, quality and richness of the rug is a delight.