Autumns wear green exceptionally well and feel good in it. This is a nice change from avocado and khaki, with the brightness and lightness for this Season that is around medium on these scales.
Color: Multicolor, Green
Authentic: an original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
Certified: comes with an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
NOVICA works with Gregorio Ruiz to craft this item.
Exceptional Quality: crafted with care to be treasured as a keepsake for many years to come.
Product info: 100% cotton
Details: NOVICA, in association with National Geographic, works together with talented artisan designers around the world to produce stunning, keepsake treasures. Our mantra is to spread global happiness, so rest assured - we'll do everything we possibly can to ensure you're a happy customer.
About this item: Woven by hand, this charming shawl attests to Zapotec tradition. Gregorio Ruiz transforms cotton into a rebozo with detailing in vivid color and lavish hand tied fringe. 97.0" L x 22.75" W
Dry in the shade
Dry clean or hand wash in cold water
Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
About our Artist: I am the youngest son in a family of weavers from Teotitlan del Valle, and I learned from my parents and brothers how to weave. I would watch them prepare the yarn, how they dyed them with natural colors, and thread them on the loom. I feel very proud to preserve this art, which my parents learned from my grandparents. My father and brothers are Novica featured artists too. I began weaving my own Zapotec wool rugs when I finished middle school and since then I've been in different exhibitions and art fairs in Oaxaca and throughout the country. The recognition and congratulations I have received from clients and friends has been amazing! What I enjoy most about weaving is the creative aspect: from designing a rug to weaving it. I wove my first rug when I was 13 years old and I remember my father being so pleased with it that he didn't hesitate taking it with him to sell. In 1966 I started my own workshop and my wool products have traveled beyond Mexico's frontiers. I combine natural elements, like flowers, plants, seeds and tree bark when I prepare the dyes I'll use for a specific design I use lime and salt to fix the colors. I recycle the remaining water so I get different shades of a particular color. I describe my work as unique and admirable - I love what I do!...