MEXICAN YELLOW PILLOW COVER
The Martha Cushion, featuring beautifully brocaded 100% cotton fabric decorated in a locally specific style, comes from Chiapas. Made in a community of over fifty artisan women, which has now been operating for more than a quarter of a century, the cushion takes its name from Martha – head of the collective.
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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