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Handmade Zapotec Star Motif Area Rug (2.5x6.5), "Guelaguetza Dance"

byGregorio Ruiz: icon star icon star icon star icon star icon star (37)
Dancing diamonds in joyous colors capture the spirit of Oaxaca's Guelaguetza... more

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Dancing diamonds in joyous colors capture the spirit of Oaxaca's Guelaguetza dance. A Zapotec word meaning "offering," it was originally applied to the harvest celebrations. Gregorio Ruiz weaves a bold and beautiful rug in the traditional Zapotec style.

Titled "Guelaguetza" in the Zapotec language.

Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm) (2 in).

  • 2.08 kgs
  • 4.6 lbs
  • 2 m L x 0.8 m W
  • 6.5 ft. L x 2.6 ft. W

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • All natural dyes
  • Designed for floor use
  • 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

37

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04/26/2018

"Gorgeous Guelaguetza"

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I love the vibrant colours of this beautiful new rug. I have already received compliments on it, love the feel of the wool under my feet, and am so happy I purchased it. Thank you Gregorio Ruiz for creating such a vibrant original piece! It helps warm up a Canadian winter!

Purchased Item:

Guelaguetza Dance, Handmade Zapotec Star Motif Area Rug (2.5x6.5)

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09/27/2020

"GREAT WALL HANGING"

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I bought this to hang on my brick fireplace . I framed it with a cherry wood frame and between the colors in the rug and the frame, it created a stunning display piece. The weaving is good quality.

Best Uses

  • Framed wall hanging

Purchased Item:

Desert Diamond, Geometric Wool Area Rug (2x3)

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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.

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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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