Artisan Crafted Wool Area Rug with Birds (2x3.5), "Birds and Corn"
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Maize is the staff of life in Mesoamerica, and Mario Chávez depicts a flourishing corn plant as a motive for joy. Bright birds perch amid the verdant foliage to sing of the harvest to come. Woven on the handloom with naturally tinted wool, this accent rug is an elegant example of Zapotec weaving. Chávez names the design Renace el arbol de la vida in Spanish.
Because each piece is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 1 inch (3 cm).
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.