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Las Rancheritas – The Rug Hook Project

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Las Rancheritas Rug Hook Project Mexico

Las Rancheritas – Rug Hook Project, Mexico


In the small village of Agustin Gonzales located in the central Mexican highlands near San Miguel de Allende, 19 people spend what little free time they have hooking rugs.

The people of the area are subsistence farmers who grow all their own corn, beans and squash. Las Rancheritas translates roughly to “The Little Farmers”. The proceeds from selling these art pieces help with paying for 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.


Providing a means for rural women to market their hooked rugs.


on Las Rancheritas – The Rug Hook Project.
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    Is it possibly be to purchase hooked rugs from this site?mthe main website did not work for me. Thank you!

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    I just watched the slide show and looked at the lovely hooked rugs – really enjoyed seeing fellow rug makers in Mexico. The colours of the rugs are terrific.
    People have been making rag rugs in the UK for a very long time. When there were lots of woollen mills, they used mill waste or old clothes/linen, if they didn’t live near mills.
    Now we have more colours. I have been making rag rugs since 1987.

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    Hello Ladies, It is very nice to see your work. I had only heard of you ,but none of your work. It is colorful and neatly worked. Hope to see more. I am also a Rug hooker or Mat maker. Bye Lorna

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