Handcrafted 100% Cotton Cushion Covers (Pair), "Huipil Stories"
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Inspired by the huipiles worn by women in Guatemala, these cushion covers captivate with refined elegance. From Yama Aj Chixot Artisan Group, the mint green cotton cushion covers are woven on a pedal loom, with a group of women in charge of weaving the striped border. Another weaves the elaborate gray patterns at the center. One cover features fish patterns, the other a crown, and these require the collaborate efforts of two weavers per loom. The covers feature an olive green back and a zipper opening for the cushions (not included).
The Women's Empowerment badge is awarded to female artisans or artisan groups that are led by women.
The association prides itself on protecting and preserving the very long-standing tradition of weaving using a floor loom. The women have all learned this technique from their mothers or grandmothers, and plan to teach their daughters as well.
Unfortunately many women in this area have been affected by miscarriages and the loss of newborns. This can cause a woman to go into a deep depression. Together they overcome these tragic events and provide constant support for one another.
Thanks to the work of these women, their children have the opportunity to study and have a better future. As an association, part of their income is donated to school infrastructure.
The association has been able to grow and increase their sales, which is then passed along to the women and their families.
The Yama Aj Chixot artisan group enables women to make a fair wage that helps them support their children.
"Colors are Absolutely Beautiful"
I bought the pillows and absolutely love them. The colors are more vibrant than the pictures. The designs stand out from the rectangular blocks in the border, show the detail weaving that is exquisite and coordinate harmoniously with each other. They are the perfect accents for my living room.
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