Guatemala, Multicolores, “Flowers of Quiché” Rug
“Flowers of Quiché” Large Rug by Petronila Jorge Set
This hand-hooked rug was designed and crafted by Petronila Jorge Set, member of the Quiejel rug-hooking group. Petronila lives in Quiejel, Chichicastenango, a rural K’iché Maya community in the highlands of Guatemala. Petronila describes her inspiration for this design: “I nd neverending inspiration in the huipiles from my region. They are some of the boldest and brightest designs in Guatemala, full of pride and joy.”
The artists of Multicolores began learning the rug-hooking technique in 2011. Rug-hooking is a traditional folk art not native to Guatemala. In their design process, artists blend ancestral motifs drawn from backstrap weavings, inspiration from the natural world, and their own imagination. The resulting textile artworks evoke both their Maya heritage and their contemporary, individual creative voice. This piece is unique and the design is entirely the result of the artist's creative vision. Dimensions: 61cm x 122cm
Fibre: This rug is made from recycled secondhand clothing, known in Guatemala as 'paca,' on hand-woven cotton base cloth, with a hand-stitched binding. This rug was made using 45-50 recycled garments, which are washed and cut into strips before being incorporated in the design. Material is not dyed during the making process. Recycled materials retain their original color.
This rug takes approximately 1 month to complete.
Stock level: 1 (one-of-a-kind item)