"Sergio" Guatemalan Textile Pillow in Merlot, Burnt-Orange and Berry

Colibri

Featuring a hand-woven Guatemalan textile, our "Sergio" 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! 

  • 17" x 10"
  •  Insert included

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!



Next Previous

Related Items