This pillow cover features three side-by-side lines of a volcano motif (thus, "volcanes hermanos" or "sibling volcanoes") typical of the traditional woven blouse (huipil) of San Juan Cotzal.
It only makes sense that volcanoes feature in designs from Guatemala, whose highlands represent one of the most active fault lines in the world. There are over 35 volcanoes in this small country, three of which are very active to this day.
Weavers: Sara and Isabela
Technique: Backstrap loom with brocade design
Time to weave: 2 days
Origin: Cotzal, El Quiché, Guatemala
Fits 16X16-inch and 18X18-inch pillow inserts
Materials: 100% Cotton (front), 100% upcycled cotton from The New Denim Project (back), a Guatemalan denim upcycling initiative.
Care: Machine wash and dry, delicate cycle, turned inside out