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southwestern wool pillow made on loom, gray, white and blue geometric design
southwestern wool pillow made on loom, gray, white and blue geometric design
southwestern wool pillow made on loom, gray, white and blue geometric design
southwestern wool pillow made on loom, gray, white and blue geometric design
southwestern wool pillow made on loom, gray, white and blue geometric design

Telayú Wool Carpet Pillow with Blue

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This handmade pillow has the sunset and the sunshine as seen by the Zapotecas in Oaxaca, Mexico. Meticulously threaded fiber by fiber by families of artisans that have been passing the loom knowledge generation after generation. This pillow is a statement of culture and history and will always be an aye catching piece whether you mix-match with other pillows or you leave it standing alone.

MEASUREMENTS 16" H x 16" W
MATERIALS Front: 100% wool
  Back: Cotton muslin
COLORS Gray, navy blue, cream
ORIGIN Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, México
TECHNIQUE USED Back strap loom
DURATION OF LABOR 2 days
INCLUDES Pillow cover with zipper closure and 4 tassels 
CARE We recommend dry cleaning for stains


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A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE WAIST LOOM :

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.
The elaboration of a wool cushion like this is a slow process that can take up to 3 days to finish!
Unfortunately, these ancestral techniques have been replicated with machines, removing the human element, in such a way that their production is greater in a shorter time. Naturally, this has repercussions for the original producers, creators of these crafts, because it is impossible to compete with the prices generated by cheap production

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