Artisanal Rug - AR0808
Our Rugs 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.
This rug is traditional in the village of Momostenango, 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 rug was designed and crafted by our artisan partner Jesus Vicente and Thelma Ofelia in a small home workshop. Your purchase supports our sustainable project to provide dignified job opportunities to indigenous artisans in Guatemala.
Cotton/Wool blend. Colors are naturally dyed.
No two rugs 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 pillow 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 bags, we make it our priority to select only textiles that could no longer be worn to truly give them a second life.
W 2.75 ft x H 4.75 ft
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.