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Total loan: $5,000

Alberto

Flag of Mexico
Oaxaca, Oax., Mexico / Arts

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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and bring on additional weavers at his workshop.


Alberto's story

Alberto is an artisan from Mexico who specializes in traditional handwoven Zapotec rugs and accessories. He would like to invest in a bulk purchase of wool and bring on additional weavers at his workshop.

Alberto has been selling through NOVICA since 2004. This is his story:

Alberto is the fourth generation in a family dedicated to Zapotec weavings. "I remember as a child watching my father working on the loom while my mother and grandmother carded and dyed the wool. We sheared the fleece, spun it and dyed it with tints from the cochineal insect, pomegranate peel, bark from the huajal tree that thrives here, as well as oak and pecan bark. Stones, dried flowers, almost all the rocks and flowers here yield natural colors."

"My traditions, my country and my heritage can be seen in the pieces I weave. I feel blessed to be able to share all of this with the world. Thanks!"




Use the link below to view Alberto's traditional handwoven Zapotec rugs and accessories on the NOVICA site:

http://www.novica.com/kiva/4559