Tarabuco - Cuadrado
Pillow case front made from a vintage 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) and backing is a wool bayeta (baize) from Tarabuco, province of Yamparáez, Chuquisaca.
The everyday Llijlla has woven stripes of k'uychi (rainbow) in the middle and sometimes on the exterior sides of the textile. The pampa (larger area of the textile is a solid color with no patterns) can vary from red, orange or maroon, depending the community it is from. A typical detail for these textiles is the triangular hand stitched union of both textiles, also following the colors of the rainbow.
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: 15”(39cm) Width: 15”(39cm)
Pillow sold with or without insert.
If insert is desired add an extra $20.00
Inserts are made from recycled materials
Hand wash cold with wool or mild detergent, Dry flat.