Hand Woven Zapotec Wool Area Rug (5x8), "Sunset Stars"
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After carding the wool and coloring it with natural dyes, Alfredo Ruiz weaves this large heavy rug. He finds inspiration in the stars that appear as the sunset sky turns into night over the Oaxaca sierra. Like many in his family, Ruiz weaves the red and blue rug on a traditional pedal loom.
- 4.22 kgs
- 9.3 lbs
- Rug: 2.4 m L x 1.5 m W
- Rug: 7.75 ft. L x 4.9 ft. W
- Fringe: 0.5 cm H
- Fringe: 0.2" H
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Alfredo Ruiz has received 3 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $2400. Proceeds were used to purchase wool, natural dyes, and new looms for his rugs.
This artist is currently supporting and providing for the education of their children, grandchildren, or children in their community, whether it be at the primary, secondary, or university level.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
"Perfect for our living room"
We've been looking for just the right accent rug for our rustic mountain home in Colorado. This rug is beautiful and we couldn't be happier with it. It's rich colors and happy feel are perfect. We love it!
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