GUATEMALAN HANDWOVEN WOOL CUSHION
"Better economic conditions and the preservation of time-honored methods and craftsmanship—those are the goals Ingrid and Andrea share with weavers in several departments in Guatemala. This cushion cover's front panel is woven on a backstrap loom by artisans of Chichicastenango who use wool prepared by those in Momostenango; the classic design features an ivory background with alternating thick and thin stripes in taupe. The back side is milk-white cotton blend fabric, and after the two sides are sewn together, a zipper is attached on one side for inserting a cushion."
- 18" L x 18" W
- 100% wool front, cotton/polyester blend 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."