Petatillo Pillow Cover
This Petatillo pillow 100% cotton 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.
L: 19.69x W: 23.62 inches
Blue, White, Orange, Yellow and Red
This gorgeous Petatillo Pillow Cover is the perfect piece for decorating your sofa. Its unique design and subtle colors make it an eye-catching yet versatile piece. Wonderful on the living room or on the patio, this piece is perfect for every season.
Colorindio’s pieces are handmade by talented Mexican artisans using a traditional pedal loom. These have a long history of use and allows artisans to create larger pieces than backstrap looms. Men are the traditional operators of pedal looms. This is because they take quite a lot of force to operate. Tablecloths, bed covers, pillow cover, and curtains are all made using pedal looms.
They also work with handwoven pieces. For centuries women in Chiapas have woven tunics, locally known as ‘huipiles’, with intricately brocaded designs that narrate aspects of the culture’s cosmology. Diamond forms signify the earth and sky, whilst undulating lines refer to the fertile soil and the abundance of holy plants and animals it sustains. Patterns with three vertical lines, meanwhile, refer to ancestors.
The first generations of Spanish settlers brought pedal looms to Mexico. They continue to be a popular way for artisans to craft pieces in traditional ways, even though there are mechanical alternatives. The intimate feel of a handmade piece is part of the charm of this tablecloth. Moreover, its rich fabric and cultural heritage makes it the ideal addition to the culturally curious modern home.
Colorindio’s pieces are unique due to their artisanal nature as they are entirely made and decorated by hand. For this reason, the piece you receive at home may be dissimilar in some minor aspects from what you see in the picture. At the end of the day, these subtle differences make each one of these products an object with meaning.
The Petatillo pillow cover does not include its cushion filler.
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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.
This item is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt if unused and in its original condition.
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