Guatemala, Nata Y Limón, Brocado Ixkot Beige Pillow
Dive into the mystical world of the Maya with our traditionally woven brocade cushions. Each woven piece is an individual work of art, rich in symbolism, philosophy of life and deep spiritual meaning. The Ixcot or two-headed eagle represents the animal spirit of several communities in the highlands of Guatemala. It is considered a lucky charm and stands for spiritual strength and courage. The bird looks at both - the future and the past - and therefore symbolises the duality and interconnectedness of all things: sun and moon, day and night, female and male, give and take.
The elements of this complex brocade design have been carefully woven into the fabric by hand. Brocade weaving is an elaborate and time-consuming process that takes several days and weeks and requires many years of experience.
100% Handmade in Guatemala
Size: 30 x 50 cm
Material: 100% cotton
Back fabric: cream
Closure: hidden zipper
Care: spot clean or profess. cleaning
Incl. cushion filling
Weaver: Virgen called Irma
Impact in Guatemala: 40 working hours / 10 days part-time work
1% of the sales price is donated to Amazon Watch for environmental protection and human rights.
This brocade masterpiece has been handwoven on a backstrap loom. Traditional backstrap brocade weaving is the most complex and time consuming form of weaving that exists, and is normally used to create the torso section of Mayan women’s traditional “huipil” outfit. The process of creating a single panel for one of our brocade pillowcases can take up to three weeks.