Traditional Zapotec Hand Woven Striped Runner Rug , "Ancient Ones"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
Intertwining in meticulous patterns, rich colors ripple across an extraordinary rug. Virgin wool lends its strength and softness to the beautiful design by Gregorio Ruiz Lopez. Evoking the moods of the Zaachila archaeological site in the state of Oaxaca, he weaves precise patterns on the traditional handloom. Titled "Zaachila" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm).
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.