This ProTeje collection pillow is backstrap woven by Catarina Catinac, a member of the Nahuala village. Birds decorate this brown cotton pillow cover, symbols adapted from her traditional dress. Woven in natural heirloom cotton (ixcaco) of green, brown and ochre using brocade techniques.
Mix and match the ProTeje collection of pillow covers featuring heirloom cotton in natural colors. The symbols represented on the pillows have been executed with ancestral skill and wisdom.
ProTeje, which means “for the weavers”, is a project of the Museo Ixchel in Guatemala City. They are dedicated to maintaining the production of high-quality indigenous textiles and offering a means of economic support to Guatemalan weavers. Since its birth in 1994, it has grown to support 300 weavers from nine departments and twenty-four communities.