Wool cushion covers (Pair), "Fire in the Sky"
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Mario Chávez evokes a fiery sky with a serene pair of cushion covers. Woven on the handloom of naturally tinted wool, they are an elegant example of traditional Zapotec weaving.
Because each one 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.