Embroidered Patchwork Pillow Cover (Guatemala)
This embroidered patchwork pillow cover is made by artisans in El Quiche, Guatemala, is the perfect way to give your home a bit of international flair. Each pillow is available in your choice of three intricate designs crafted from 100 percent cotton.
ITEM#: 12648848Spice up your home decor with these lively patchwork pillow covers. The intricate pillow covers feature a zippered cotton backing.
- Color options: Violet/mixed pastel, puzzle design, red/rust green background
- 100-percent cotton patches
- Measures 18 inches wide x 18 inches long
- Made by artisans in Guatemala
Story Behind the Art
Chucam is a small farming village located in the Department (County) of El Quiche, Guatemala. The community is located about three miles away from the town of Chichicastenango, but the road to town is not paved and access to the village becomes difficult during the rainy season. The families of the community are very poor, but the women know the ancestral art of weaving and use it as supplemental income to provide a better life for their children. In 2001, eight Chucam families banded together to form a weaving cooperative to make beautiful patchwork quilts and other embroidered textiles. Their incomes have doubled if not tripled, and dozens of additional Chucam families have become involved. More importantly, the men don't have to leave for months at a time looking for work in the sugar cane fields and many more of the villagers' children are able to stay in school.
The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.
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Very nice quality, beautiful pillow covers. I ordered two more once I saw how nice they were. Worth the price for handmade work.Read More
I used this to cover two pillows that were in good condition but were a lighter color and had gotten some stains on them. These added a much better color that goes with my African/East Indian/multi cultural decor and it really brought life to one of my chairs and a settee.Read More
As with everything else I've purchased from Worldstock, this is a beautiful, well-made product. Exactly what I needed to add color to my neutral furniture. Highly recommend!Read More
The pillow cover is gorgeous, exactly as pictured. Will be ordering more as gifts- and maybe for myself as wellRead More
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