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Loom Woven Geometric 100% Wool Zapotec Rug from Mexico (1x3), "Colorful Remembrance"

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For his Zapotec rugs, Mexican artisan Gregorio Ruiz uses the time-honored... more

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For his Zapotec rugs, Mexican artisan Gregorio Ruiz uses the time-honored techniques he learned from the weavers in his family and that includes the use of natural dyes. "I combine natural elements, like flowers, plants, seeds and tree bark when I prepare the dyes I'll use for a specific design; I use lime and salt to fix the colors. I recycle the remaining water so I get different shades of a particular color," he says. Wheat, mahogany, and pine green are some of the hues that appear in this 100% wool rug which is woven using a foot loom. The fringed rug's design is inspired by Zapotec cultural symbols and includes diamond shapes, stripes and fretwork.

  • 0.56 kgs
  • 1.2 lbs
  • 100 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 39" L x 15.75" W

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Designed for floor use
  • 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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Reviews by Customers

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Total reviews

36

Verified Reviewer

11/20/2017

"Beautiful work again!"

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Thanks so much Gregorio, I now have about 3 pieces of your art in our home. They are all wonderful.

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Colorful Remembrance, Loom Woven Geometric 100% Wool Zapotec Rug from Mexico (1x3)

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10/26/2019

"A Very nice wall decoration"

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A very nice rug. The colors are very vibrant and greet visitors to our home. A great value for the money spent. We have it on one of our walls in our Great room.

Best Uses

  • A wall decoration

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Colorful Remembrance, Loom Woven Geometric 100% Wool Zapotec Rug from Mexico (1x3)

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03/29/2020

"Incredible Rug!"

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Vibrant colors, very good quality, and looks great on our wall!

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01/12/2020

"Exactly What I Wanted"

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My girlfriend and I moved from New Jersey to Sedona 8 months ago. We are in the process of decorating in a manner that is southwestern without being cliche, without being cartoonish. We looked at Zapotec rugs in local stores. They were what we were looking for in the way of rugs. I was prepared to pay the high price they were asking, but we didnt find exactly what we wanted. Then I happened on Novica, had never heard of this site, and found exactly what I wanted, for much less money, and a lot more of that money going to the artisan. This piece by Gregorio Ruiz is simply superb!

Purchased Item:

Fall Foliage, Zapotec Wool Rug (2x8)

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From Portishead United Kingdom

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12/05/2019

"Magical Weaving"

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This is weaving of a wonderful quality; regular, tight and even. I am not an expert, but I collect Navajo weavings and I think I know fine weaving when I see it. Gregorios weaving has, as I say, a wonderful finesse. The design is simple and pleasingly elegant, with bold diamonds separated by bands of vibrant colour, all on a lovely, neutral ground. It is now the focal point of a just decorated first floor landing.Should I require a similar rug, I would be very happy to go back to Gregorio. Quality always shows. Senor Ruiz has it in abundance.

Purchased Item:

Blue Diamond Diversity, Zapotec wool rug (2x3)

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From Los Osos, California

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11/14/2019

"Nice, colorful runner for our wooden table."

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Nice craftsmanship with subtle color contrasts; the white fields help the piece from being too dark in an already dark environment.

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Well made good subtle color combinations

Best Uses

  • table runner

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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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