Mollo Masks - Upcycled Wool 2
One of a kind Mollo Masks made by our hermanas from the Mollo Culture, from the province of Muñecas , in La Paz.
The embroidery on these masks are made with organically dyed alpaca thread and reflect everyday stories, the love for nature and animals that surround us.
Made with the scraps of our pillows that are 100% natural sheep's wool. They are woven on a pedal loom by the community of Marcavi in Potosi. They also have a tocuyo (100% crude cotton fabric) pocket for extra an additional filter.
Mollo weavers have a rich tradition of embroidered and woven fabrics and are well known for their triangular patterns representing rivers, mountains, and stars, aswell as their detailed embroideries that capture both the sacred and everyday symbols of life. Their skilled work was at such a high level, that they were part of the weavers for the Inca royalty.