BACKSTRAP PILLOW COVER
This 100% cotton pillow – made on a backstrap loom by Chimaltenango artisans – comes from The Mayan Store, a Guatemalan company that sources unique and tasteful pieces whilst upholding the principles of fair trade, environmental sustainability and the maintenance of ancestral heritage. Their designs adopt traditional hand weaving techniques and meld them with modern designs, producing pieces that embody the past whilst meeting the needs of the present.
The Mayan Store was founded by Diego Olivero and Gonzalo Pertiles, who began by working alongside thirty artisans to produce a collection of bespoke rugs. The company now enjoys collaboration with over five hundred artisans, principally from Momostenango and Totonicapan, located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Located 2204 meters above sea level, the communities are well known for the production of wool covers and ponchos.
The Mayan Store also works alongside the governmental organization Cero Hunger, which promotes local craft production in deprived communities, as a means to end extreme poverty and malnutrition. Each of their pieces carries with it the story of both a traditional, indigenous heritage and the contemporary Guatemala it has formed.
THIS ITEM IS ELEGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION
W20cm x L20cm
Grey, Natural, Orange, Red, White
The Mayan Store
H7.62cm x W22.8cm x L22.8cm