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....more
Spice 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.
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
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