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Zapotec Wool Runner with Small and Large Crosses (1x6.5), "Cultural Intersection"

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The Zapotec weaving tradition to which artisan Gregorio Ruiz of Oaxaca belongs... more

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The Zapotec weaving tradition to which artisan Gregorio Ruiz of Oaxaca belongs bears the stamp of both ancient customs and more recent European influences. The patterns and natural dye ingredients hark back to pre-Columbian times, but the use of sheep's wool and foot looms was introduced by the Spanish. This fringed Zapotec runner which Gregorio Ruiz crafts features wool that has been dyed lovely shades of alabaster, forest green, and brick using natural dyes. Larger crosses are bordered by horizontal rows of smaller crosses in the loom-woven runner's design. Ivory fringe adorns the ends of the colorful home accent piece.

  • 1.02 kgs
  • 2.2 lbs
  • 200 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 79" L x 15.75" W
  • Fringe: 7 cm H
  • Fringe: 2.8" H

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Made in Mexico.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in Mexicoicon info
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45

Debra Ann

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06/30/2021

"A skillfully made masterpiece."

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What I love about this beautiful rug: the colours of the wool are subtle yet confident, the design is full of life and meaning and the texture has a softness that is also firm, with strength and resilience being two characteristics that jump out. This exemplary rug graces a large ottoman as I cannot bear to walk on it! Thank you for your masterfully woven rug, Gregorio.

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Devora

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06/05/2021

"Even lovelier than in the picture."

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Very finely woven with subtle colors. Could not be happier.

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Robin

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04/11/2021

"Great colors"

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I m using this as a coffee table runner, and it s perfect. I did shorten and re-tie the longish fringe.

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Beth

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03/20/2021

"Lovely table runner"

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I love this. Very well made. Got exactly what was pictured.

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Barbara

From Rochester/New York/USA

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02/23/2021

"Beautiful rug"

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In addition to the vibrant but not garish colors, this rug is beautifully made.

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Mexico Zapotec wool rug

Best Uses

  • Floor, wall hamginh

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Joan

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02/03/2021

"This is a lovely addition to our western motif."

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It is very tightly woven, even pattern and very vivid colors. I am very happy with and it looks great.

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Your Purchase Makes a Difference!

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.

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