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....more
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
The Story Behind The Product
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.
King: 104 in. W x 94 in. L/ Queen: 94 in. W x 92 in. L
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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.
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!
I have never written a review on anything before though I shop online all the time. This quilt is breathtaking! I gasp when I opened it. The picture doesn't come anywhere ner doining it justice. It is vibrant, beautifully stitched. The perfect lightweight quilt for living in a warmer place or for topping a down comforter. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quilt in this style
I bought the patchwork multi colored one. Called the pastel, it is somewhat muted but with a lot of color and bright patches with embroidery mixed in. I wanted a lighter weight quilt for warmer weather and this works great. The backing is a thin black material and one end does have loops to make it a wall hanging. But mine is working great as a bedcover. Ordered the king for my queen bed and it's perfect.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
Please tell us about the quality of the product. black thin fabric backing. well made though
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? no, more turquoise than deep blues
How is the quality of the product? well made, sturdy
Did the product fit true to size? no, smaller than I thought
This quilt immediately caught my eye since I was looking for ways to make my bedding compliment the rest of my Latin-American inspired decor. I was so elated when I opened the shipping box and saw the quilt with my own eyes. It's even more vibrant in person and it completely dresses up my bedroom. Personally, I love that the lining behind the rose pastels one is black and that the quilt provides the right amount of coziness. Also, I think it's helping with my allergies. I previously had a down comforter and my allergies are so much more manageable since I've been using this quilt. It feels good to support this amazing Guatemalan craftsmanship, and this quilt makes me smile each and every morning!
This is not a quilt in the usual American sense; there is no batting. However, as a decorative bed covering or wall hanging, it is lovely. The piecing is well done, with interesting and unusual fabrics. The black backing/border sets the warm colors off well. The king size is quite heavy, but there are sturdy fabric loops on the long side for hanging. I'm very happy with this purchase.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Color is slightly warmer than shown.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very well made
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.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes, the color an fabrics used,are beautiful.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very poor stitching. Not sewn to accomadate differneces in fabric thicknesses. The patches came apart with just sitting on it, I've had to sew it twice and I've only had it 2 weeks. NOT DURABLE!!
How accurate was the sizing? Fit my queen size bed perfectly.
What is the fiber content? The text description says 90% cotton, 10% polyester, but the features box lists the material as polyester.enzyme on Apr 28, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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!
overstockcustomercare1 on May 2, 2013
Are there matching shams to go with this quilt? on Apr 13, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Unfortunately, we do not carry matching shams that match this quilt at the present time.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 13, 2012
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