Unique Geometric Mexican Table Runner (3.5x1.5), "Zapotec Morning"
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An arresting study in contrasts is presented on this magnificent runner, hand-loomed from 100% wool by the talented Gregorio Ruiz. The warm sunny tones of the double diamond and meander motifs reflecting the ancient Zapoteca culture are rendered with organic dyes, obtained through the traditional techniques of this rich ancient civilization. A stunning example of the magnificent decorative arts tradition of the magical state of Oaxaca to illumine any home interior with a golden hue.
NOTE: Since these are handmade and the wool may shrink or expand, the dimensions on this piece may vary by +/-2 in (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.