Handmade Zapotec Wool Area Rug, "August Sun"
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Splendidly woven by hand, this radiant rug conveys the warmth of the Mexican sun. Mario Chávez works in virgin wool to created intricate geometric motifs. Their symmetry and beauty are astonishing.
Titled "Estrella de la mañana" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 1 inch (3 cm).
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.
"Makes me happy every day"
I received a gift certificate and used it to get this rug. It is one of the best presents ever. I put it in the entry hall in my house - a traditional Japanese house! It gets a lot of traffic, including pets, and it has held up perfectly. It washes easily (in cold water) and looks as good as the day it arrived. The colors are bright but not gaudy. It goes very well with the naturals of the Japanese house and I get compliments from visitors all the time. I was a bit worried about the fact that it was wool, but now I think the wool was the best choice. I love this tug - it makes me happy every time I come and go.
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- This was a gift for: Myself
- Occasion: birthday