Montagua Guatemalan Pillow - Red
Featuring a hand-woven Guatemalan textile, this pillow is rich in color, texture, and IMPACT. It preserves an ancient textile tradition and provides income to women in a weaving cooperative. It also makes a beautiful accent piece for your home!
Based on ancient Mayan spinning and dyeing techniques, Guatemalan textiles are an enduring link to a rich cultural past. Weavers today (mostly women) still derive colors for their threads from vegetables and minerals, and continue to use the original Mayan loom, also known as a backstrap loom, that consists of rods, rope, and a strap that is worn around the weaver’s waist! With skill and creativity, these Mayan weavers preserve their traditional craft techniques while creating an income for their families.
Following the Civil War in Guatemala (from 1960-1996), many women were widowed and left without an income. Weaving at home has allowed them to support their children through their craft and at the same time develop self-confidence and organizational skills. They have passed these skills on to their daughters and granddaughters and created a successful and self-sustaining enterprise- all while preserving their cultural heritage!
At Larkin Lane, Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with Guatemalan artisans on the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive!
Materials: Hand-woven and hand-dyed
Made in Guatemala
Colors: Red, Dark Red, Black
• High Quality Down Insert Included!
• Hidden Zipper
• Piped Edges
Dimensions: 15" x 15"
Perspective of Size: Perfect accent to a sofa, armchair, or bedding.
Cocktail convo tip: The Montagua is a river in Guatemala
Guatemalan weavers are mainly women, who derive natural dyes for their threads from vegetables and minerals. They still use the Mayan back-strap loom along with traditional spinning and embroidery techniques.
Read more about our talented Artisan Partners here.
You may return or exchange your items within 14 days of your purchase. We offer free returns on apparel.
To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging.
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Lark hand selects authentic textiles and collaborates with artisan partners in the design of each product. Your purchase supports these craftsmen and women. Thank you for the role you play in keeping global textile traditions alive.