Natural Zapotec Rug

Natural Zapotec Rug


Beautiful handmade wool rug featuring diamond patterns on a muted palette. Finished off with cream fringes to complete the look of any living space. 

  • Dimensions: 3ft x 2ft
  • 100% Wool
  • Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico
  • Fairtrade

About the Artisans : Vida Nueva is group of Zapotec women from Teotitlan del Valle, an indigenous Mexican community with centuries of weaving history. Their patterns and techniques have been passed down from generations and each tapete expresses their unique culture. Historically, only men were permitted to weave, but in the last 55 years women have also begun to share in this rich heritage. Despite their numerous creative, social, and political contributions, it is still difficult for women to gain equal respect and recognition. Vida Neuva was formed in 1996. They are a weaving cooperative comprised only of women. Each of the members strive to advance their mission of creating economic opportunities for women, serving their community and preserving the Zapotec heritage. 

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