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