PETATILLO PILLOW COVER
This 100% cotton cushion has been crafted by artisans from Zinacantan, in the Southwestern Mexican state of Chiapas. The piece is woven on a backstrap loom, a method that has been 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.
The backstrap loom has been used throughout Central America since pre-Colombian times, a technique perfected through generations of practice. Much smaller and simpler than larger European looms and consisting mainly of strings, sticks and a strap adjusted to the waist of the weaver – hence the name – the backstrap loom takes a great deal of skill and deftness to operate. In use, one end of the loom is tied to a tree or pole whilst the weaver maintains tension with the other, building up the fabric from their waist outward.
THIS ITEM IS ELEGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
H7.62cm x W22.8cm x L22.8cm