Red Guatemalan Pillow Cover
This red Guatemalan pillow cover is a wonderful addition to any home. Handwoven on a backstrap loom from 100% organic cotton by talented female artisans, this red cushion cover is a testament to the rich heritage of Guatemalan craft. The weaver works sitting down on the floor or on a bench, pulling the loom’s bar to and from her stomach. Because of this, the weaver is often said to have ‘given birth’ to her fabric. Whether you have it on your sofa, your bed, or your sun lounger, this red pillow cover is the best way to brighten up your space.
L: 19.29x W: 19.29 inches
Red and White
Distinguish your setting and light up your home with this gorgeous red Guatemalan pillow cover. Handmade by talented artisans from Guatemala, with traditional techniques, this red cushion cover is one of a kind. Infuse your spaces with some Guatemalan culture with this handmade red cushion, and enjoy the compliments.
Guatemala has beautiful landscapes, breathtaking cultures and rich heritage. As a result, visitors today love the delicious food, soulful music, lush forests, and stunning Mayan ruins. They are also surprised and delighted by the traditional dress, or ‘traje’, that many Guatemalans still wear. This attire holds great importance for those who wear it: it communicates cultural heritage, local belonging and artisanal skill. Each village produces its own unique style and creates its own unique designs. The luckiest visitors to Guatemala get a chance to watch as weavers work to create these beautiful textiles.
Women traditionally gather to weave in public places. They often do it under the shade of a big, old tree, in the center of a village. The weavers loop their backstrap looms around the trunk, then pull the device taught. They then secure the device around their back, which is where the loom gets its name. Weavers sit on the ground and talk, sing and laugh as they interlace brightly colored threads again and again. They build the fabric out from their torso, back towards the trunk of the tree. It is due to this that locals say they ‘give birth’ to their work.
Guatemalan weavers work with backstrap looms very similar to those used by their Mayan ancestors, 1200 years ago. They also use equally ancient techniques, which they’ve inherited through the generations. Locals have developed their own styles over the centuries, leading to unique designs. Despite this, Guatemalan weavers produce work which is stylistically and culturally united. Common designs include geometric patterns, stripes, flowers, birds and animals. Some of these are due to weavers collaborating with embroiderers, who brocade the textiles. As a result, they create even more refined, gorgeous and unique fabrics.
This red Guatemalan pillow cover does not include its cushion filler.
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