Pillow case embroidery made by our hermanas from the Mollo Culture, from the province of Munecas, in La Paz.
The Mollo culture existed in Bolivia's altiplano area after the collapse of the Tiwanaku culture during the period of AD 1000 to 1500, predating the Inca civilization. While the Mollo showed a continuity with Late Tiwanaku culture in both domestic and village architecture, they left no pyramids. The ruins of Iskanwaya belived to be the epicenter of the Mollo culture were built and surrounded by terraced garden areas used for catching rain and to support houses built in a trapezoidal form. The construction of these houses was based upon extremely careful calculations, but no one can explain the trapezoid's use, explains Carlos Ponce Sanjines, who directed Bolivian archaeology for most of the last half of the 20th century.
Faja Chica y Pallay Mollo - Pillow Case
This is a handmade piece - This pillow case was embroidered with 100% alpaca thread and the base of the pillow is made from natural sheep’s wool. Each pillow is a little different from the other, we feel this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.
19" x 14"
16" x 12"
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)