Handcrafted Zapotec Rug (4x7), "Winter's Day"
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"I made this design thinking of the North and South poles, where for six months there is no daylight at all!," exclaims in wonder Mario Chavez. Working with wool and natural dyes, he weaves a rug that is rich in Zapotec artistry.
The use of natural dyes may cause slight variations in hue. This hand crafted item may vary slightly in size.
- 2.86 kgs
- 6.3 lbs
- 2.1 m L x 1.25 m W
- 7 ft. L x 4.1 ft. W
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
Mario Chavez has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2000 and the most recent for $1900. Proceeds were used to increase the physical space of his workshop and hire additional weavers from his community, and also to purchase new looms and raw materials.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.