GUATEMALAN COTTON & WOOL CUSHION
"Guatemalan artisans in various departments of the country use weaving techniques that have been handed down from generation to generation. It is in pursuit of the conservation of this knowledge while benefiting those living in these communities that Ingrid and Andrea have joined together with these artisans to design and make hand woven goods. Female artisans in Nebaj in the department of Quiché practice the art of backstrap loom weaving and create the front part of this cushion cover using a cotton and wool blend in a design of ivory and midnight blue stripes. Cotton blend cloth in milk white is used for the back side; the cover comes with a zipper on one side to allow a cushion to be inserted."
- 18" L x 18" W
- 75% cotton, 25% wool front; cotton/polyester back
- Included: Our cruelty-free ECO-Cushion is unbleached and filled with 100% recycled content fiber—soft and responsible.
- Hand wash
- Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
- Made in Guatemala.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
"We're totally committed to preserving our culture and want to stabilize the economy of women weavers with a decent and steady income."
"In 2014, Andrea Benavente joined the team to design a line of décor items. From the first moment, we got along fabulously and decided to continue working together.
"This really is a beautiful project. We work with women in different Maya communities in Guatemala and we've been able to help many families in villages that are somewhat isolated, where money is scarce."
"It's exciting to know that we can do something for Guatemala's development, and this fills us with pride. It's our motivation day by day. We want to do better and better for these people. We've formed a bond with the artisans and we're so happy to have met one another. More than colleagues, we're like a big family today," Andrea adds.
"We're totally committed to preserving our culture and want to stabilize the economy of women weavers with a decent and steady income.
"All of our designs have a small label depicting a ceiba, or kapok tree, which is Guatemala's national tree. Another meaning it has for us is the "tree of life," representing shelter for those needing protection."