Peruvian Natural Alpaca Pillow

$58.00

1 in stock

Product Description

Horizontal bands of diamond motifs are hand woven in beautiful natural browns, creams, and black. This handsome pillow cover is made on a backstrap loom with special emphasis on the traditional patterning from Chahuaytire in the Peruvian Highlands of Cusco.

The pillow front is woven in all natural coloring from alpaca and sheep’s fleece. The pillow backs are plain gray commercial fabric with zippered closures. Pillow insert not included.

These pillows were woven by Perez Puclla Yolanda, an artisan member of the Center for Traditional Textiles in Cusco, Peru. CTTC works with Quechua weavers to ensure that their 2000-year old textile traditions continue to thrive, and to aid in economic development.

Additional information

Color

natural browns and tans w/black

Fiber

60% alpaca; 40% wool

Size

about 17" X 14"; zipper closure

Care

hand wash gently in cool water; dry flat

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