Geometric Wool Area Rug (1.5x6), "Stars on Earth"
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Stars descend from the sky to illuminate the fertile earth. Neatly woven by hand in virgin wool, the elegant motifs grace a traditional Mexican rug. Gregorio Ruiz Lopez works on the handloom to create designs his father taught him, this one named "Jaula de Estrellas" 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.