I purchased this terrific handwoven rug from the estate sale of an artist and gallerist on Newbury Street in Boston who dealt in Haitian art primarily, but also had an extensive collection of South American textiles. While the weaving is unsigned, it reminds me of the work of Jose Cotacachi and I believe comes from Otavalo, Ecuador. Woven with a (hand-dyed, I believe) wool weft on cotton warp in a great, earthy palette, it could either be hung on the wall or used as a rug--I'd especially love it as the first thing one crosses walking in the door. The perfect gift (and perhaps good luck!) for one's favorite fisher-person.
It measures 38 1/" tall x 25" wide without fringe and is in excellent vintage condition. Detailed photos give truest sense of color.