Las Rancheritas, The Rug Hookers of Mexico
I would like to introduce an exciting project in Mexico: The Rug Hook Project, Las Rancheritas. This women’s cooperative has been hooking rugs since 1998. The sixteen women are from the farming community of Agustin, Gonzales which is 14 miles from San Miguel de Allende. Their subject matter is the life around them, mountains, cactus, cows, horses, burros, flowers, a small house, a church, ducks, rabbits, chickens, roosters or fish.
They are subsistence farmers who grow corn, beans and squash. The proceeds from selling these art pieces help with paying for additional food, children’s schooling, doctor visits and other family needs. Many of the women are the sole support of their families. Each art piece is entirely unique as is the skill of rug hooking in Mexico. This slide show shows more of their life:
Our rugs are available on Etsy and at special events. The rug hookers of Mexico welcome visitors and you can also place special orders. Contact us for more information on how you can get involved with this great project!
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