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Handmade Mexican Cinnamon Glyphs Zapotec Wool Rug (Mexico) - 2.5' x 5' (2.5' x 5')

Handmade Mexican Cinnamon Glyphs Zapotec Wool Rug (Mexico) - 2.5' x 5' (2.5' x 5'). Contrasting cool grays and warm earth tones, Flavia Ruiz designs a Zapotec Rug of rich artistry. After dying the Wool with natural pigments, she weaves the Rug on a pedal loom, expertly revealing glyphs of ancient inspiration. Product Features: Worldstock Country: Mexico Product Features: Handmade Material: Wool Style: Casual Pattern: Stripe Weave Type: Hand-Woven Rug Type: Indoor Feuct Features: Handmade Material: Wool Style: Casual Pattern: Stripe Weave Type: Hand-Woven Rug Type: Indoor Feature: Latex Free Rug Size: 2' x 5' Shape: Rectangle Color: Beige Story Behind the Art: I was born in Teotitl.n del Valle, renowned for the Zapotec Rugs, and so like other kids my age, my parents taught how to weave when I was only a little girl. I used to watch them at work, how they prepared the dyes, carded the Wool, etc. In my family we all feel very proud to be weavers, it is an art form that my parents inherited from their parents, and then they taught us. My brothers work together, you know them in Novica as the Ruiz Bazan Family. I began weaving fulltime when I got married, for my husband is also dedicated to arts and crafts. I still recall the first Rug I ever wove, it was a sample and I called it 'Oaxaca Flower.' Now I can proudly say I have my own workshop where I work on my own designs and only weave them on a pedal loom. To me, Zapotec weaving is a unique art form and my family inspires me to persevere in this field. But starting on my own was indeed a big challenge. It required a considerable investment. Those were difficult times and I wasn't sure I'd be able to pull through, and now I can honestly say it was all worth the effort and hard work. I'd like Novica customers to know that my Rugs represent a weaving tradition that began many years ago, and that the process remains 100-percent hand crafted. What you now hold in your hands is a part of my family's legacy. What is Worldstock? The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen. Imported Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the Rug in place on smooth surfaces. All Rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some Rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all Rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo. Tip: We recommend the use of a non-skid pad to keep the rug in place on smooth surfaces. All rug sizes are approximate. Due to the difference of monitor colors, some rug colors may vary slightly. We try to represent all rug colors accurately. Please refer to the text above for a description of the colors shown in the photo. Please keep in mind that new wool rugs may initially shed and have a natural capacity to shed for several months after purchase. This is normal due to the nature of construction of most wool rugs and not a defect. Click here to view our Wool Rug Care Guide . read more