Zapotec wool rug (2x3), "Blue Diamond Diversity"
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Dancing on bands of ivory, intricate diamonds discover a diversity of colors. Gregorio Ruiz Lopez weaves a delightful rug, exploring unexpected combinations in an orderly design. Oaxaca's blue skies are present in the borders. Lopez names this piece "Diversidad de Diamantes" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm).
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Gregorio Ruiz has received 6 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $2500 and the most recent for $1900. Proceeds were used to purchase raw materials and a new loom for his rugs.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
This small rug is beautifully designed and closely woven perfectly. I am very pleased with the workmanship and the vivid colors of the wool. I have several other throw rugs that I purchased in Mexico, and this is the same high artisanal quality that I was accustomed to.
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