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Zapotec wool rug, 'Cycles of Life' (2.5x5) - Mexican Geometric on Brown Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2.5x5) Curate

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Mexican Geometric on Brown Zapotec Wool Area Rug (2.5x5), "Cycles of Life"

Shading from blue and green to orange and gold, ornate motifs alternate with tan... more

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Shading from blue and green to orange and gold, ornate motifs alternate with tan to exalt their innate splendor. Irene Ruiz takes her inspiration from nature, creating this heirloom rug according to Zapotec tradition. She names it "Ciclos de vida" in Spanish.

Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary +/- 3 cm (1 inch).

  • 1.50 kgs
  • 3.3 lbs
  • Rug: 1.5 m L x 0.8 m W
  • Rug: 4.9 ft. L x 2.6 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? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexico
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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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

Irene Ruiz has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $2000.

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.

The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.

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

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"This rug provides a wonderful colorful touch!"

I have many rugs that I have purchased from Novica and these rugs have made my apartment so comfortable and colorful. And they sing to my Mexican heritage... Norm

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11 Testimonials for Irene Ruiz


The rug came today and it is more beautiful than the photo! Very nice, Thank you!


Although I hadn't ordered here before, I loved the concept of Novica and particularly the work of this artist. Thank you, Irene! The rug was all I had hoped for and more. It has received MANY compliments


Wonderful craftmanship!