Zapotec wool rug (4x6.5), "Seashells"
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Evoking the ocean with rich shades of blue, Mario Chávez combines the deep hues of the Pacific with the azure of the Mexican Caribbean. This dazzling handloomed rug invokes the sea with shell motifs inspired by pre-Hispanic art. Concentric crosses complete a modern heirloom. The artisan names the design Caracol in Spanish.
Because each piece is individually woven, measurements could vary +/- 1 inch (3 cm).
- 2.68 kgs
- 5.9 lbs
- Rug: 2.05 m L x 1.3 m W
- Rug: 6.75 ft. L x 4.3 ft. W
- Pile height: 0.5 cm H
- Pile height: 0.2" H
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.