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Native American Blue Arrow Pillow
Native American Blue Arrow Pillow
Native American Blue Arrow Pillow
Native American Blue Arrow Pillow
Native American Blue Arrow Pillow

Baxa Native American Pillow Cover, Blue Arrow

Regular price $65.00 Sale

Used for hunting and warfare arrows have always been part of native communities. On this pillow cover the artisans skillfully "draw" arrows threading wool fibers with a back strap loom. This is a slow process that will bring that timeless feeling to your living room, bedroom, office, nook or favorite space. This handmade arrows pillow also eludes to Navajo, Southwestern, Bohemian and Contemporary styles and it's perfect to mix and match with other pillows.

MATERIALS Front: 100% wool
  Back: Cotton muslin
COLORS Cream, turquoise and navy blue
ORIGIN Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, México
TECHNIQUE USED Back strap loom
INCLUDES Pillow cover with zipper closure and 4 tassels 
CARE We recommend dry cleaning for stains

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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