Patterning inspired by geometric designs find their way into the horizontal bands of this Chahuaytire pillow cover. The deep shades of cochineal with green are achieved by natural dyes extracted from flowers, insects, barks and roots.
The fabric for the cover is made from a handspun blend of wool and alpaca which is hand woven on a backstrap loom. The edges are embellished with ñawi awapa braid. The pillow backs are plain gray commercial fabric with zippered closures; pillow insert not included.
The designs are based on the weaver who made it, but always influenced by traditional patterns. This is woven by Asunta Calisea Sutto, a member of the Chahuaytire Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco cooperative in the Peruvian Highlands.
Size: 15 1/2″ X 18″