Handwoven Green and Earthtone Zapotec Area Rug (2.5 x 5), "Grey Skies"
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Three diamonds align in a geometric design, evoking the storm clouds in grey sierra skies. Woven by hand with dark green accents, this rug displays the intricacy of traditional Zapotec art. Alfredo Ruiz weaves his extraordinary design by hand of virgin wool.
Titled "Cielo gris" in Spanish.
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.