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Violet Athena

Handmade, 100% Sustainable Wool Pillow Cover

Regular price $94.50 CAD
Regular price Sale price $94.50 CAD
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Handwoven on a traditional waist loom, this pillow cover is made from 100% natural and sustainable wool with cotton backing and a zipper.

Using the ancient waist loom to weave traditional designs, artisans from the Teotitian Del Valle community of Oaxaca are keeping their ancient traditions thriving despite mass production impacting their livelihoods.  Purchasing one of their handmade products is supporting family run businesses.

Size:  16 x 16 inches

Spot clean with damp cloth or dry clean.

The waist loom is a very old technique used by Mesoamerican cultures. At present, artisans continue to use this technique to make some of the pieces they use for their clothing as well as items and accessories for the home. This technique used in some communities of Oaxaca and Chiapas, consists of intertwining threads of any type of fiber in a wooden loom, tying them to a pole or tree on one side and to the waist of the craftsman on the other; and interconnecting perpendicularly other threads with chopsticks to give the finish to the weft of the fabric.

Ships to Canada and the US