Handwoven Zapotecan rugs are a truly unique artisan craft. The origin of this art is in Oaxaca, Mexico, where you can visit the home studios of weaving families and witness the hard work that goes into creating these works of art. Most of the Oaxacan rugs and tapestries are made in Teotitlan del Valle, a village of about 5000 inhabitants, about 30 km east of Oaxaca City.
The second-best place to experience this art is at the Livewell Collective gallery in Dana Point, CA, where you can experience the weaving process on a legit 1900s telar, and join their workshops on natural dyes.
There are a few other weaving villages in Oaxaca, such as Santa Ana del Valle. Visitors to Oaxaca who are interested in visiting weavers and purchasing rugs should visit these villages to see the rug-making process in person or visit the Livewell Collective gallery in Dana Point, CA if that's more accessible to you.
Most of the inhabitants of these Zapotec communities speak the Zapotec dialect as well as Spanish. Maintaining many of their traditions and festivities, the heads and hands of el huizache are no exception. Legit high-quality rugs from remarkable indigenous artisans.