The Rug Hook Project: Las Rancheritas.
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. 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.
Group photo: August 2015Learn more about the Rancheritas in the book: Rich Roots
PURCHASE HERE. RICH ROOTS
VIDEO INTRODUCTION TO LAS RANCHERITAS