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Belegui Diamonds Southwestern Area Rug

Belegui Diamonds Southwestern Area Rug

Regular price $165.00 USD
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🔖This wool rug is 100% wool, made on waist loon in the highlands of Oaxaca, Mexico. Even though this is an area rug of 5' x 7' it works as an accent piece on any setting because of it's unique design. It features ancient geometric patterns that can be used in bohemian, southwestern, mid-century and modern settings.
This rug will set the perfect little area to put a table, a small sofa or chair or will give the final touch to your your room if it's used below your bed or next to your nightstand; or to your office below your desk, waiting room or under the guest chairs.
This wool fabric is very thick and durable, it’s made to last for years! Fringed on two sides.

📏Dimensions: 5 ft X 7 ft, Double sided.

🌵 This Rug is from Teotitlan Del Valle community of Oaxaca Mexico. The elaboration of a wool carpet like this is a slow process that can take up to 2 week to finish!

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Spot clean with damp cloth or professional dry clean

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The waist loom is a very old technique used by Mesoamerican cultures. At present, artisans continue to use this technique to make some of the pieces they use for their clothing as well as items and accessories for the home. This technique used in some communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas, consists of intertwining threads of any type of fiber in a wooden loom, tying them to a pole or tree on one side and to the waist of the craftsman on the other; and interconnecting perpendicularly other threads with chopsticks to give the finish to the weft of the fabric.

The elaboration of a wool rug like this is a slow process that can take up to 2 weeks to finish!
Unfortunately, these ancestral techniques have been replicated with machines, removing the human element, in such a way that their production is greater in a shorter time. Naturally, this has repercussions for the original producers, creators of these crafts, because it is impossible to compete with the prices generated by cheap production.

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