Cushion from San Antonino Aguas Calientes

140,00 incl. VAT

These cushion is made from old, handwoven towels the small twon San Antonino Aguas Calientes near Antigua, Guatemala.

They are made on a back-strap loom, maybe 30-40 years ago. This truly age-old craft has been used in Guatemala for over two thousand years, pre-dating the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores, and remained relatively unchanged since ancient times until today. It is an easy, portable way to weave, using sticks and wearing a belt around the waist of the weaver. Even if it looks simple, you need a lot of knowledge and talent. And a lot of body control. The weaver controls the tension by the direction in which she moves her body. 

100 % handwoven cotton

Size: 60 x 28 cm

All covers come with a corresponding goose down filling.

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