Black and Little White Pillow Cover
This black and little white pillow cover with snake brocade is handwoven on a backstrap loom by Tzozil women from Chiapas in Southwestern Mexico. Traditional garments such as huilipes and capes are adorned through brocading – a traditional practice which contributes to the renowned richness and complexity of the indigenous dress of Chiapas. In the Chiapatecan highlands, brocade is seen not only as an art form but as a sacrosanct ritual, passed down by gods and perfected by ancestors. These pieces exemplify the blending of a rich and ancient traditional craft with contemporary aesthetics and designs, with the result being truly Mexican pieces.
17.72 x 12.99 inches
Black and White
Cotton and Wool
Your living room deserves to look gorgeous, and the Black and Little White Pillow Cover is sure to achieve that. This pillow cover from Onora will light up your room, and enchant your guests. The unique design and distinctive coloring will make it an instant classic in your household.
This piece was handwoven by skilled artisans on a traditional backstrap loom. Artisans have used backstrap looms throughout Central America since pre-Colombian times. These simple yet ingenious tools are much smaller than pedal looms and consist mostly of string, sticks and a strap. This strap loops around the waist of the weaver, which is where the backstrap loom gets its name.
In use, the weaver ties one end of the loom to a tree or pole and maintains tension by pulling back on the strap on the other end. The weaver usually sits on the ground or on a bench whilst working, with the woven fabric moving away from them as they progress. Because it is simple and portable, the backstrap loom is much more versatile than other weaving tools. This, however, also means that they are not able to produce large pieces of fabric.
For generations, Chiapatecan women have woven traditional garments using backstrap looms. They often brocade these pieces with intricate designs, which tell mythical tales. Diamond forms refer to the shape of the earth and sky, while undulating lines symbolize fertility and natural abundance. Three vertical lines represent ancestral figures, and there are often depictions of the rain god who watches over creation.
This pillow cover does not include its cushion filler.
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