A collaboration with conceptual artist Alberto Ruiz from a village at the foothills of the Sierra Juárez Mountains, Oaxaca, Mexico.
This series of One Of a Kind mats for your home add not just a touch of colour but contemporary layers of cultural preservation and history.
Each motif documents interpretations of archeological ruins creating a complicated and layered historical documents through pixilated photographs that he imbeds into the weave.
Each piece is naturally dyed wool from local plants and flowers in the valleys of Oaxaca then hand loomed.
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In collaboration with conceptual artist and weaver Alberto Ruiz is from a village at the foothills of the Sierra Juárez Mountains, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Ruiz’s family are traditional textile weavers. After traveling to Tijuana and studying with contemporary artists for 10 years, Ruiz returned to his village to work within his family’s tradition and focus on rescuing lost Zapotecan rug patterns. His work is based on concepts of memory, translation, modernisation, and cultural legacy.
Alberto plays with ideas about his culture’s history, questioning the values of archaeology, playing with interpretations of ruins and codex, and creating a complicated and layered historical document out of rugs through pixilated photographs that he imbeds into the weave. The outcome is a contemporary, colourful and playful series of collectible rugs, simplicity in complexity.
Every piece is One Of A Kind hand made of naturally dyed wool from plants in the area then hand-loomed in his workshop in the valley.
"The boundaries of artisans’ creativity and the perception of the craft as a sacred tradition are what Alberto at once rejects and dialogues with in his work.”