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this quilt is well made and has beautiful true blue colors and the size is true to size for our guest bed....
Handmade Blue or Rose Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt (Guatemala)
Bring a rustic touch to your bedroom with these handmade artisan patchwork quilts. Each one is handcrafted in Guatemala following ancient Mayan tradition. Choose either a subtle rose or vibrant blue design to add a burst of color to your bedroom.
- Handcrafted patchwork quilt combines vibrant color schemes with a variety of indigenous designs and pattern running through the various patches
- Patchwork quilting is a traditional Mayan craft
- Bring a touch of Guatemala into your home with these magnificent patchwork quilts
- Quilt is constructed of 90-percent cotton/10-percent synthetic
- Dry clean only
- Available in rose/pastels or vivid blue color options
- Queen measures 92 inches wide x 90 inches long
- King measures 104 inches x 90 inches
Chucam is a small farming village located in the Department (County) of El Quiche, Guatemala. The community is located about 3 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 a 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 village?s 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.
|Set Include||1 Piece|
|Fabric Care||Dry Clean|
|Product Features||Reversible Bedding|
|Dimensions||King: 104 in. W x 94 in. L/ Queen: 94 in. W x 92 in. L|
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this quilt is well made and has beautiful true blue colors and the size is true to size for our guest bed.Read More
I have no huge complaints on this quilt. It has a nice weight. It is handmade...and needs to be treated with care. Of the 2 we have, both have squares that need mending as they fray a little. I wish that there was stitching between the top and base but still love it without.Read More
Despite the beauty of this quilt, I have ruined a very good set of sheets and a night gown because the colours bled badly. (I did not wash the quilt and sheets together.) Instead, during the first night I used the coverlet, both sheets and nightgown were damaged because the dye on the squares wasn't set. Had I known it would bleed that much, I would have washed it separately in cold water before using it. Nonetheless, the colours are vibrant and rich looking ... I love the looks of it. Another disappointment was that the backing wasn't tacked onto the front, so the backing became larger than the front, billowing at one end, which I successfully hide with pillows. I would recommend that you buy this quilt, because it's a nice, light weight that's great for summer, and stunning as a top layer in the winter. But wash it separately in cold water or dry clean it before you use it. (I was so excited that I put it on the bed right away, and ruined my sheets and night gown.)Read More
We adopted our son from Guatemala when he was 2. He is now 26. Over the years we have always tried to keep decorations in our home to celebrate his heritage. He was thrilled to open this on Christmas. It looks gorgeous on his bed and washes up nicely too.Read More
It is beautiful, the blues are vibrant and the fabric feels soft and nice.Read More
First the good. I bought the rust colored one a few years back and loved it so much I bought it again. The blue color is very nice too. Has an ethnic elegance that is above the cheap touristy schlock. The quilts are really covers as they are not thick, but do look great on the bed. Remember, layers is what keeps you warm! The bad: Like some quilts, durability is an issue. Wash it carefully. As it is made of several different woven fabric patterns, the more ornate ones are fragile. Second the color does run quite a bit. I bought the rust one again since it faded so much over the years. The fade was a nice look, as it brought out the native pattterns in the fabric before the overall dye job. That said, expect it to look quite different with washings. Overall: For the money you can't complain and it does look great. Buy the king size even if you have a queen bed, as it seems to be undersize and does shrink a bit with washing.Read More
This quilt is a beautiful dark blue BUT, think very carefully how you will use it because the fabric dye is not permanent. It might be O.K. on a chest as part of your decor if you are willing to just bat out dust or dry clean. But I put this on our bed and found that moisture will make the blue bleed. After going to bed with wet hair I have woken up to a blue neck, and my dog licking her paw on the bed has made blue marks through to the sheets. So I was really forewarned when it needed cleaning. Not being in a habit of paying dry cleaning, and the tag says "Dry clean or hand wash separately" I tried the hand wash. Now I have many blue items. Since the blue was everywhere, getting it dry was the biggest problem. Even my clothesline would have been blue!Read More
Well, I was very excited to get this product. The picture does not do it justice. The various colors are very vivid, and so varied. Just beautiful! BUT, I was sooo disapointed when the stitching started to come apart after just 2 weeks! Just sitting on the bed unraveled the stitching. My quilt had loops on one end(?) Maybe it's just mean't to be a wall hanging. I don't know. It's a shame because it's really beautiful. Also BTW, There is no batting in it (like an actual quilt). It's more of a coverlet.Read More
First I want to say Love this quilt. Had saved a long time to purchase it. That said, instead of lots of blue swatches of material they took the other quilt and dyed it whole in a blue die. It still looks fantastic for my bed. Speaking of which, I expected a Quilted quilt with cotton batting. What you have instead is paramount to a duvet cover of sewn together swatches which had tabs on it for hanging on a wall or use as a curtain. The materials are organic cotton, it still is weighty and warm, but it is not "Quilted" and has not batting.Read More
This is a beautiful piece, and the colors are rich, but it has to go on sideways to reach the frame, and cover the mattress. I will remedy this with a piece of fabric around the edge, as suggested by another buyer. My other issue is the color- not so rich a blue overall- more of a turquoise - but it works in the room, and I love the handmade feel. I like that it is supporting the artisans, and will purchase more products from the world store.Read More
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Unique and the color
Well the pic really showed off the lush rich colors.
is it possible to get swatches of all the Guatemalan bedspreads to make it easier to chose?
Hello Jility, unfortunately we are not able to provide swatches. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for shopping with us!
How much does it weigh?
Hello soulofblue, this weighs approximately 9 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us!
What is the fiber content? The text description says 90% cotton, 10% polyester, but the features box lists the material as polyester.
Thank you enzyme for your interest in the Handmade Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt (Guatemala). The information on the product details is correct. The "features" box is only for a general search. Thank you for shopping with us!
It's not polyester, but it is made up of a variety of fabrics. some are cotton, some appear to be hand done needle work. the black backing appears to be cotton, or could be a combination
Are there matching shams to go with this quilt?
Unfortunately, we do not carry matching shams that match this quilt at the present time.
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