Las Rancheritas

 The Rug Hook Project: Las Rancheritas

The project that is making a difference in the lives of women

Home of  “THE RANCHO TOUR” a hands on village experience.
For those driving here is the Map in pdf.

In the small village of Agustin Gonzales located in the central Mexican highlands near San Miguel de Allende, 15 women spend what little free time they have hooking rugs. You will find them working late at night by kitchen tables after children are asleep or perhaps you will see them sitting under a tree in the hillside tending the cows and working on their rugs. 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.
The people of the area are subsistence farmers who grow corn, beans and squash. Each art piece is entirely unique as is the skill of rug hooking in Mexico.

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. 

Group photo: August 2015Group photo

This Popcast from 2018 describes the origins of the group and some of the hurdles we have crossed.


Learn more about the Rancheritas in the book: Rich Roots

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