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Zapotec Rug (3x5), "Paths of Life"

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Vibrant symbols of a culture rich in art and mysticism, four diamonds appear in... more

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Vibrant symbols of a culture rich in art and mysticism, four diamonds appear in Zapotec cosmogony as the "eye of God." Each angle represents the cardinal points, the paths of life. The center leads to one's inner self. Mario Chavez recreates Zapotec artistry with virgin wool and natural dyes, creating a mesmerizing rug in shades of green, red and warm brown.

  • 1.32 kgs
  • 2.9 lbs
  • 1.5 m L x 0.8 m W
  • 4.9 ft. L x 2.6 ft. W

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes

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27

Patricia

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06/17/2016

"Colorful!!"

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Very nice rug. Has gotten a ton of use and is still in great shape

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Paths of Life, Zapotec Rug (3x5)

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Carl

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03/26/2019

"Magnificant!"

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I couldnt be happier with the rug. It is beautiful; the colours are warm and subtle; its strongly made; it arrived in no time at all.

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Paths of Life, Zapotec Rug (3x5)

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Joanne

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10/15/2021

"Absolutely beautiful!"

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The pattern is exquisite and the colors so deep and true. I feel as though we have museum-quality artwork in our home and I thank Sr. Chavez for sharing his talents.

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  • They are beautiful accents with darker leather furniture

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Starburst, Woven Wool Cushion Cover from Mexico

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Rachel

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08/18/2021

"Colourful Cushion Cover"

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Great size, colour and easy care. Our cat enjoys it too!

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Starburst, Woven Wool Cushion Cover from Mexico

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David

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08/15/2021

"High Quality"

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I purchased another Zapotec rug in the same pattern many years in Taos. I laid this new rug next to the older rug and the quality of the new rug is the same high quality as the older one. Thank you.

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Steven

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07/10/2021

"Very happy!"

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Thanks for the beautiful craftsmanship!

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

 
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