San Pedro - Cuadrado
Made from a Liijlla (Quechua for a square shawl made of two handwoven strips joined edge to edge, it's a multipurpose weave used to carry babies, food or just about anything) from San Pedro de Buena Vista, province of Charcas, northern Potosí.
Textiles from this region are made with a very unique and complex technique. The pebble weave, which is the true reverisble design that appears alone or in combination with other patterns.
Textiles from San Pedro de Buena Vista tend to be woven with more 'traditional' motifs unlike the textiles form Llallagua that are from the same region, but tend to be more moodern. It is important to obseve that the Llijllas from these areas only have the pallay ( (area of the textile with designs and patterns ) in the middle of the textile around the stitching of the two pieces, and the borders are left only lines of colors.
Textiles from this region are also characterized by framing the pallay in small squares that are reminiscent of Inca designs, known as tocapus.
Motifs vary from:
Geometric - jagged diamonds, jagged zizgags or floral diamonds.
Birds - open winged eagles, birds with flowers in the beak.
Neoclassical - olive branches
This is a vintage piece - Made form a Llijlla that is 100% sheep's wool and dyed with natural dyes and woven on a ground loom. It belonged to someone for likely decades. We take great care in hand selecting the pieces we choose and while for the most part they are in amazing conditions, these have been loved and used for many many years and therefore aren't perfect 'brand new' items. We feel this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.
Length: 17.5”(44.5cm) Width: 17.5”(44.5cm)
Pillow sold with or with out insert. If insert is desired add an extra $30.00
Inserts are down feather filled ( real goose and duck feathers)
Hand wash cold with wool or mild detergent, Dry flat.