The Rug Hook Project

Learn more about the birth of the Rug Hook Project at this podcast. ATX Unbound

This project has my heart. I got “hooked” on Las Rancheritas, The Rug Hook Project, when I first visited the village in 1999 to take photos of their rugs for a website I was creating for the organization that birthed them “Mujeres en Cambio “
Since those first visits I have experienced such a profound connection to the people of Agustin Gonzales and the nearby village of Coralejo de Abajo. I now feel my work with these people is the greater meaning in my life.

In 2015 the women and I created the very successful Rancho Tour. This cross cultural event brings people to their village for a hands on experience of rural life. Roads Scholars and University groups have enjoyed this one to one event. Read more about the tour at this link. Rancho Tour. 

In 2015 I created a book about the project and life in rural Mexico, Rich Roots. Part of the motivation came from the erroneous ideas people have of the Mexicans working in the USA. The vast majority do not want to live here, they are here to make money and then return to their families and villages: their Rich Roots. Please visit my page on the project for more details. Rich Roots.

I invite anyone visiting my site to also visit the website of Las Rancheritas.
Charlotte Bell, EzineArticles Basic AuthorPlease visit the full website for more on these charming and art rugs and the history of the project.


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