Our textiles are a very important part of our online collection, as they represent one of the oldest artisan forms in Mexico. Featuring hand-woven pillows, shawls, table runners and throws, each piece has been created using traditional weaving techniques by women in the states of Chiapas and Hidalgo.
In Chiapas our weavers work in a cooperative format along with designers from Mexico City and France. Together the artisans and the designers have created contemporary pieces that pay homage to traditional weaving techniques, patterns and symbols.
Weavers play an important role in mayan communities. Not only do they create the clothing for their families, but the colors, patterns and symbols also play a role in identifying their heritage, distinguishing between communities, and acting as symbols of allegiance to certain regions. Furthermore, each woven piece is meant to last for years and withstand warm humid climates contrasted by cold wet days. The durability of this clothing is something that only hands can create and speaks well for the quality and durability of the textiles in our collection.
The creation of these contemporary textiles and your purchase are fundamental to maintaining a weaving tradition in communities around Chiapas. As cheap products from foreign sources begin to infiltrate markets and stores around Mexico, many weavers are finding themselves out of jobs or without demand for their goods. Our work with the cooperative is to open new markets for them that appreciate the tradition, heritage, quality and style of these textiles - ensuring a sustainable market and continued support for the weaving tradition.
Our Bolitos Pillows match beautifully with our Panthelos Pillow collection.
The beautiful woven detail on the weavers clothing is directly translated into the pillows, shawls and table runners in our collection.