"Montagua" Guatemalan Textile Pillow in red and black


Featuring a hand-woven Guatemalan textile, our "Montagua" pillow is a striking and unique accent piece for your home! 

Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from vegetable and mineral substances. The Mayan loom - a back strap loom- is still the method of weaving used today.

Guatemala is one of few countries in the world where the ancient traditions of textile art still thrive! 

  • 15" x 15" , down insert included
  • Complimentary Shipping
  • Cocktail convo tip: The Montagua is a river in Guatemala

Thank you for supporting women in business! Following the Civil War in Guatemala (from 1960-1996), many women were widowed and left without an income. Weaving at home has allowed them to support their children through their craft and at the same time develop self-confidence and organizational skills. They have passed these skills on to their daughters and granddaughters and created a successful and self-sustaining enterprise- all while preserving their cultural heritage!

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