The Apu (mountain in Quechua) pillow cover collection features designs and weaving techniques in naturally-dyed alpaca and wool from the artisans of the Sallac community in the Peruvian highlands. This stunning collection is a collaborative project of the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, textile designer Bonie Shupe, and ClothRoads.
The Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco (CTTC) is a Peruvian NGO with a mission to revive and preserve the cultural heritage of artisanal textiles. By educating people of these traditions through classes, exhibits, and trainings, CTTC also provides commercial opportunities. With this support, they help over 450 weavers from ten villages with a sustainable income which in turn supports their families and villages.
Bonie Shupe is a textile and product designer who has worked one-on-one with the artisan weavers to create these vibrant new designs while retaining their traditional motifs and techniques.
The backs are dark gray wool fabric with zippered closure. Insert not included. These are easy care–hand wash and lay flat to dry.