Handmade Pair of Cotton Pillowcases, Ancestral Paths (Guatemala)

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ITEM# 20842605
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    ITEM#: 20842605

    In an effort to improve their standard of living, the members of Las Orquideas Weavers band together, crafting beautiful Guatemalan textiles. With a plaid pattern in daffodil and cerulean on the front and solid cerulean on the back, this pair of pillowcases is woven on a traditional loom from 100-percent cotton, using the traditional pattern known as jaspe Jaspe is an ikat technique, in which the threads are tie-dyed before placing them on the loom. It is passed down through generations of artisan women.

    Product Features:
    • Worldstock Country: Guatemala
    • Material: Cotton
    • Color: Blue

    Story Behind the Art:
    My name is Casimira and I'm very happy to share the story of Las Orquideas . 'The Orchids' . a weavers' group formed in Western Guatemala in 2011. Our town is known for its weaving on traditional the floor loom, and an ikat technique, known as jaspe. Jaspe is a complicated technique of tie-dying the threads before they are placed on the looms to create predetermined patterns. We learned this from our mothers and grandmothers. Our looms are different from backstrap looms, in which the weaver kneels and leans backward and forward to loosen and tighten the tension. We weave while standing. Jaspe fabric is a traditional textile which we use for our clothing and rebozos. The patterns and motifs are meaningful in our culture, religion and society. They represent our flora and fauna. We love our work and are actively supporting the effort to rescue and perpetuate our traditional Maya weaving. Our textile techniques date back to the pre-Hispanic and pre-colonial eras. The fabrics we create are similar to the cloth made 500 years ago. Thus, our work represents a cultural legacy. Currently, our group has more than 50 artisans and nearly all of us are women. Since we formed the group, our family incomes have increased, our quality of life has improved and we feel very proud because people around the country recognize our textile artistry.

    What is Worldstock?

    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.



    Material Cotton
    Pattern Motif
    Pillow Shape Round
    Color Blue
    Country of Origin Guatemala
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 20 inches long x 26 inches wide
    Model Number 270258
    Country of Origin Guatemala

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