Red and Black Handcrafted Zapotec Area Rug (1x3.5), "Forest Spirit"
This item is available for backorder and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Read more
A narrow expanse of scarlet hosts medallions in forest green. Invoking the spirit of whispering trees, Gregorio Ruiz weaves an enchanting rug. He works with virgin wool on a traditional handloom.
Titled "Trilogia de Diamantes" in Spanish.
Because each rug is individually woven on handlooms, measurements could vary +/- 2 inches (5 cm) (2 in).
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.