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

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
  • 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!

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.

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

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I couldn't be happier with the rug. It is beautiful; the colours are warm and subtle; it's strongly made; it arrived in no time at all.

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Zapotec wool rug, Paths of Life (3x5)


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Edinburgh,/Sotland/ UK

The rug and its beautiful vibrant colours brought memories of warmer times, when on my frequent Mexico trips, back to cold, dark and wet Scotland - making our winters more bearable. Excellent craftsmanship and also very resilient for daily use - not shredding fibres etc.


gracias Mario your rug "" Fiesta Oaxaquena"" makes my heart soar like an eagle every time I see it! It is truly a gift from Teotl-Tlan.""