This throw or cover comes from Chamula, Chiapas in Southwestern Mexico. The traditional textile process is quite complex, and includes spinning the wool with a wooden spindle into threads of specific characteristics of tension and thickness to form both the weft and the warp for the loom. Also, the time-consuming process of weaving the threads with a back-strap loom is accompanied by a series of additional steps for washing, carding, felting, dyeing and cotton embroidering.
The backstrap loom is a technique widely spread throughout Central America since pre-Hispanic times. This loom is portable and made of sticks and strings, and a strap adjusted to the waist of the weaver, the reason of its name. One end of the loom is tied to a tree or a pole, and the other end is tied to the lower part of the waist, allowing to control the tension of the loom with the weight of the weaver.
THIS ITEM IS ELEGIBLE FOR RETURN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF RECEIPT IF UNUSED AND IN ITS ORIGINAL CONDITION.
W150cm x L142cm
Blue, Grey, Red, Yellow
H7.62cm x W22.8cm x L22.8cm