Qomer Collection Textile Pillows

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Qomer Collection Textile Pillows

from 70.00

Bring some color into your home with the Qomer Collection Textile Pillows!  The textiles used are handwoven with 100% Peruvian sheep's wool on traditional backstrap looms, and are naturally dyed with locally sourced materials. All pillows have 100% cotton canvas backs or trim.

Pillow insert is not included.

$100 off if you buy the entire collection!

 

Euro #4015

26 x 26 in, $132 

 

Square #4028

18 x 18 in, $88 

 

Boudoir #4029

16 x 12 in, $70 

 

Bolster #4030

9 x 19 in, $80 

 

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How is it made?

Awamaki's woven textiles are made on a back-strap loom by artisans from the cooperatives of Patacancha and Kelkanka nestled in the mountains above our office in Ollantaytambo, Peru. The process starts when weavers shear their own sheep and spin the fiber on drop spindles to create yarn. Once the yarn is spun it is dyed using natural plants, fungus and cochineal beetles. After dying, the weaver must spin the yarn a second time to make sure it is strong enough to stand up to the tension placed on it during the weaving process. Back-strap looms are made of two straight sticks, one at each end of the piece. To set up a loom weavers pound the two sticks in the ground and then get a partner to roll balls of yarn back and forth. The women will also use yarn purchased in Cusco if needed. See our women weaving. (video/photos)

Textiles made on a back-strap loom are among the defining features of Awamaki’s style. This weaving method stretches back thousands of years and is found across the Andes. Weavers of the Patacancha and Kelkanka use unique local iconography and symbolism in their textiles. The bright reds, distinctive geometrical motifs, and endless variety of organic animal shapes make the textiles from these communities unmistakably unique.