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Enrique Ruiz comes from many generations of weavers. He has been weaving for 35 years and was taught by his father starting on coaster sized rugs at 5 years old. As Enrique honed his skills and developed into a mature weaver he learned to dye and spin his own wool, which is evident in the well heathered background of this beautiful weaving, "Flechas Grecas."
Given he has worked at the local Church for much of his life, Enrique started incorporating the Mitla design which you can see used in the border of his rug. Mitla is a common ancestral symbol found is Meso-American era architecture, but made famous by the liberal usage in the walls that surround the Church.
Other traditional feathers and diamond patterns are paired with colors of eggplant/wine, camel, rust and an undyed, naturally colored grey background. This weaving measures 60" wide by 117" long and is finished with a decorative braid.