Zapotec Geometric Wool Area Rug from Mexico (2x3), "Zapotec World"
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Inviting you into a world of Zapotec handicrafts, Mexican artisan Alfredo Ruiz designs this fantastic area rug. Diligently handwoven of wool on the traditional telar de pedal, or floor loom, the rectangular rug features intricate geometric patterns against a body of turquoise. Fringes complete the rug at each end.
- 0.76 kgs
- 1.7 lbs
- Rug: 0.99 m L x 0.61 m W
- Rug: 3.25 ft. L x 2 ft. W
- Pile height: 0.6 cm H
- Pile height: 0.2" H
- Fringes: 10.4 cm L
- Fringes: 4.1" L
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.
"Memories of Home"
The Artist Alfredo Ruiz created this beautiful rug, which will be hung on the wall at my daughter's home. She said it is too beautiful to use as a rug on the floor! The blessings this rug have given our family are without count. It is also a talisman that we will be able to visit home in Oaxaca one day. Maybe then we will meet Alfredo too! Thank you for the beautiful art work!
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