Zapotec Wool Striped Area Rug (2x3.5), "Stairway to the Sky"
Product ID: 205824
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The exacting art of the Zapotec handloomed rug finds a superlative example in this petite accent piece. By Alfredo Ruiz, its intricate motifs suggest a stairway to the sky. Deep rich colors derive from natural dyes. Titled "Grecas" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm) (2 in).
- 0.74 kgs
- 1.6 lbs
- Rug: 1 m L x 0.6 m W
- Rug: 3.3 ft. L x 2 ft. W
- Pile height: 0.5 cm H
- Pile height: 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.
This artist striving to supporting their own or their family's basic needs and improve their livelihood.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.