Mexican Hand Woven Placemat Set
$99.00|4 pieces|Made in Mexico
This set of four placemats from Juana Pantelho combines brocade and embroidery in a flawless fashion, drawing upon styles unique to the area of Chiapas where the pieces originate. The 100% cotton pieces are produced on a bakcstrap loom – a method that was widely used throughout Central America since pre-Colombian times. The weaver works sitting 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. Also you can use them as hand towels.
L: 20.08x W: 14.57 inches
Red, Green, White, Yellow, Dark Gray, Fucsia
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 than the pedal loom, but is not capable of making pieces as large.
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Delivery time ranges from 2-7 business days.
Orders over $150 receive free standard shipping automatically.
For International shipping, we are offering an atractive flat shipping rate of $25 in any of the orders.
All items must arrive unused and in the original packaging.
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