Guatemala, Nata Y Limón, Brocado Serpent Blue 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 very complex zigzag patterns are widely used in Mayan textile art. They represent the snake which due to its movements is considered a symbol of energy. Everything in the universe consists of energy that oscillates at different frequencies. In this sense, everything we focus our attention and thoughts on is what creates our unique vibration.
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
Impact in Guatemala: 60 working hours / 15 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.