Hand Woven Zapotec Wool Area Rug Runner 2.5x10 Arts, "Phases of the Sky"
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Sun colors blaze across the handloom as Mario Chávez creates this extraordinary rug. Working in virgin wool, he weaves colorful medallions in yellow and orange. Bands of geometric motifs frame them as they glow on an elegant runner.
Titled "Fases de un día" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm).
- 3.44 kgs
- 7.6 lbs
- Runner: 3 m L x 0.8 m W
- Runner: 9.75 ft. L x 2.6 ft. W
- Pile height: 0.5 cm H
- Pile height: 0.2" H
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
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.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.