Loom Woven Red and Black Zapotec Wool Rug (2 x 7 Feet), "Red Star Path"
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Crimson diamonds evoke dazzling stars, created with Zapotec artistry. Working with wool, Mario Chavez weaves a colorful path as he crafts the rug on a traditional loom.
Titled "Pasillo de rombos" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm).
- 1.36 kgs
- 3.0 lbs
- Rug: 2.02 m L x 0.6 m W
- Rug: 6.75 ft. L x 2 ft. W
- Pile height: 1 cm H
- Pile height: 0.4" H
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.