Artisanal Natural Dye Pillow - AP0802
Our Pillows are 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. While we know some places are starting to open up slowly. We still want to support you in being comfortable at home! And that means loving your surroundings. Not only because it's just gorgeous, but because it does good for the world. And let's be honest, we need more of that right now.
Its bold textile comes from a Natural Dye Fabric from the village San Juan La Laguna, 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 pillow was designed and crafted by our artisan partner Vicente and Ofelia in a small home workshop. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
100% Cotton. Zipper Closure.
Insert NOT included.
No two pillows 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.
Our pillows are part of our Small Business Collection which features products crafted and designed by Maya artisans themselves in small home workshops. These artisanal workshops are owned by indigenous families who have their entire production established.
Many of you might know that Semana Santa [Holy Easter Week] is usually the busiest season for many vendors in Panajachel. The hotels are full, tourists fill the streets, and artisans are able to sell enough to provide financial security for many months. In preparation, many take out loans and invest in new inventory. This year, Semana Santa was canceled due to COVID, and our long-term artisan partners have found themselves in a tough economic position.
Since our Hiptipico production is also slower during this time, we thought about showing you some unique inventory Doña Thelma Ofelia designed herself to sell during Semana Santa. This will be a way for us to restock this week while we wait for the next round of masks and poufs. Your purchase will GREATLY help them push out the inventory and have money for her family to survive comfortably during this unknown time.
Hiptipico’s relationship with these long-term partners is built on trust, transparency, and mutual respect. Purchasing items with these vendors support a small local business, motivates local entrepreneurial spirits, and stimulates the local economy.
Our Small Business Collection was created to support the creativity, ingenuity, and passion of local Guatemalan businesses while preserving Maya culture and traditions.
Square 18 in x 18 in
Origin: Momostenango, Totonicapán
Ethnicity: Maya K'iche'
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 working with artisan goods. Over the years, he and his wife Ofelia have acquired impeccably curated collection of Mayan textiles that they use to elaborate unique designs with unbeatable craftsmanship. They’re passionate about incorporating the authentic Mayan culture into their work and passing these artisan techniques down to their children.