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Mexican Loom Woven Diamond Motif Table Runner, "Teotitlan Tradition"

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Like many artisans, Gregorio Ruiz is creatively stimulated by his surroundings.... more

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Like many artisans, Gregorio Ruiz is creatively stimulated by his surroundings. "The culture and natural environment of Oaxaca inspire me," he comments. His hometown, Teotitlán del Valle, has a rich weaving tradition, and the Mexican artisan comes from a family of rug makers. Using a foot loom and working with 100% wool, he weaves this Zapotec table runner in rich russet accented with black and ivory. Diamond shapes, frequently seen in Zapotec designs, sit at the center of the geometric pattern which is created with natural dyes. Fringe at both ends completes the runner.

  • 0.58 kgs
  • 1.3 lbs
  • 100 cm L x 40 cm W
  • 39" L x 15.75" W

  • 100% wool
  • Dry clean only
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • 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

Verified Reviewer

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

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03/29/2020

"Incredible Rug!"

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Vibrant colors, very good quality, and looks great on our wall!

Purchased Item:

Two Diamond Lane, Geometric Antique White Multicolored Wool Runner Rug Mexico

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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.

Purchased Item:

Blue Diamond Diversity, Zapotec wool rug (2x3)

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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

Purchased Item:

Two Diamond Lane, Geometric Antique White Multicolored Wool Runner Rug Mexico

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Verified Reviewer

11/10/2019

"Richly colorful warmth"

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Beautiful handwoven Zapotec rug was delivered much sooner than expected. We love it!

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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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