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.