Bright bold colors cut across the woolen expanse of these cushion covers, bringing with them reminiscences of Inca artistry. Faustino Maldonado weaves the pair of on a traditional handloom, with threads that have been dyed with natural pigments. A slot opening permits insertion of the cushions.
- 16" L x 16" W
- 100% wool with cotton warp
- Included: Cruelty-free ECO insert pillow with 100% recycled fiber
- Features a button closure
- Dry clean only
- Made in Peru.
Meet the Artist
Like many other residents of Ayacucho, Zosimo Laura and his family were forced to abandon their homeland due to turmoil and violence.
For Laura, his greatest inspiration is the pleasure his work produces in others. He intends to pass down the techniques used since ancient times by creating captivating products of superb quality.
Like many other residents of the Ayacucho countryside, Zosimo and his family were forced to abandon their homeland due to turmoil and violence. They moved to an urban center where they faced innumerable obstacles. However, Laura's dedication has allowed him to succeed in a new city. He says that soon he will teach his children the textile art, although they are still in school and too young to begin.
Zosimo utilizes alpaca, sheep wool, and cotton in the fabrication of his pieces, while both natural and synthetic dyes create the enthralling blend of colors. The two-pedaled loom is his primary tool.