BLUE MEXICAN PILLOW COVER
The Pepe Collection by Lupita Changos, of the Aldama region of Chiapas, features a range of beautifully woven, 100% cotton cushions. The pieces are made on a backstrap loom with locally specific brocade applications.
The weaver works sitting down on the floor or a bench, pulling a bar to and from her stomach. It is due to this that a weaver is often seen as ‘giving birth to her fabric.
The backstrap loom is much smaller than its pedal-operated counterpart and consists mainly of strings, sticks and a strap that loops around the waist of the weaver – hence the name.
In use, one end of the loom is tied to a tree or pole whilst the weaver maintains tension with the other end.
This means of manufacture is far more versatile that the pedal loom, but is not capable of making pieces as large.
THIS ITEM IS ELIGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
L: 19.69x W: 19.69 inches
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