Casa Floor Pouf - Pahola
Our Casa Floor Pouf was inspired by the Quedate en Casa movement to help flatten the curve of the Corona Virus! We know you are staying home to do your part, and now you can add a little huipil flavor and support artisans while lounging around. This darling Floor Pouf is perfect for meditation, watching movies or just to add a little pop of color to your living space. Its bold textile comes from a traditional huipil of the village of Chichicastenango, Guatemala. The eye-catching colors and intricate pattern of the textile body was originally created on a back-strap loom by a female weaver. This huipil was previously worn by an indigenous woman, has deep-rooted cultural significance and is in a vintage condition it also has textiles from repurposed traditional hand-woven cortes. Instead of throwing out these leftover scraps from past projects, we preserve their integrity and give them a second life!
This pouf was crafted by our artisan partner Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop, and the textile was sustainably sourced from our long-term artisan partner Lydia at the textile market in Panajachel, and Ramona from Totonicapán. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
100% Cotton. Zipper Closure.
No two poufs are the same! Hiptipico prides itself on uniqueness and authenticity. Every Hiptipico product is 100% handmade and has the human touch of the weaver and maker in each stitch. This makes our products uniquely charming and distinct from factory-made accessories. No two are exactly the same and imperfections are to be expected and appreciated.
This pouf is part of our Zero Waste Collection, which features textile treasures from indigenous villages all around Guatemala, a country world-famous for its intricate textiles and hand-embroidery. This collection is all about art appreciation and revival! When purchasing huipiles for crafting our artisanal poufs, we make it our priority to select only textiles that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
Square 24 in x 24 in x Height 9.5 in
Perfectly fits 4-5 standard pillows.
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
Originally from the culturally rich village of Chichicastenango, Maria and her family have been in the used textile business for over 20 years now! Doña María is the matriarch of her family and total jefa managing various stalls in markets across Guatemala. Her children Edgar and Lidia have continued their family's legacy and are known for sourcing some of the best vintage pieces honoring all the huipiles of Guatemala. To show their loyalty to their Maya roots, all the women in Maria's family graciously wear their traditional garb, speak the indigenous language K'iche' and are passing all this cultural knowledge down to their children, Maria's grandchildren!
ORIGIN: MOMOSTENANGO, TOTONICAPÁN
ETHNICITY: MAYA K’ICHÉ’
Don Vicente and his family have a quaint home workshop and local storefront in Panajachel. He comes from a family of rural sheep farmers and at a young age, he moved to Pana to start his own business producing a more extensive line of artisan goods using high quality materials and genuine leather. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have designed and perfectly curated a collection with unbeatable craftsmanship. They are a passionate family dedicated to incorporating the authentic indigenous culture into their work and passing these artisanal techniques down to their children. Now his son is the manager of their storefront and their daughters help with client relations which includes collaborating with us! We love being able to work alongside the next generation and create beautiful designs in teamwork with Don Vicente and his family!