This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
Add the flavor of Mexico to your home with a colorful rug
Traditional rug is crafted of 100-percent wool
Handcrafted rug evokes a summer siesta
Dry clean only
Story Behind the Art:
'My name is Alberto Ruiz Garcia from Oaxaca, Mexico. I am the fourth generation of my family to practice the craft of weaving. The sheep are sheared twice a year. We remove any twigs and burrs and wash the fleece. Then we card it with wire brushes so it is soft and can be worked on a wooden spinning wheel. We wash it with amole, then spin and dye it with tints from the cochineal insect, pomegranate peel, bark from the huajal tree, and oak and pecan bark. Almost all the rocks and flowers here yield natural colors. We soak the materials in a pot of water and let it sit at least a month. Then we set it on the fire to boil. We immerse the hanks of yarn for half an hour and then take them out to dry. We wind the yarn on long, narrow bobbins to weave it. We warp the handloom, and then begin to weave the rug.'
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.
Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.
Primary Color: Orange
2 ft. x 3.3
Indoor, Indoor/Outdoor, Outdoor
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I was expecting to receive a hand-woven rug. This rug isn't hand woven. Guess the price should have been a give away - hand-woven rugs are expensive - this one wasn't expensive. Though it is pretty, it's not exactly what I wanted. I hung it on my wall - fits in with my color scheme.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. average
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