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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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43

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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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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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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

Purchased Item:

Stars on the Horizon, Zapotec wool rug (3x5)

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Verified Reviewer

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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Verified Reviewer

12/17/2020

"Really gorgeous runner"

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This exquisite rug/runner is so well made. It will certainly become an important addition to our Central American art works.

Tags By Louise

collectors Central America art wall hanging

Best Uses

  • display
  • table display, wall hanging

Purchased Item:

Three Diamond Lane, Geometric Wool Runner Rug in Antique White from Mexico

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Verified Reviewer

09/27/2020

"GREAT WALL HANGING"

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I bought this to hang on my brick fireplace . I framed it with a cherry wood frame and between the colors in the rug and the frame, it created a stunning display piece. The weaving is good quality.

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Desert Diamond, Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3)

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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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