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Handwoven pillow cover - Toads in Cranberry Pink

This beautiful pillow cover features the Toads Design from the ceremonial huipil of the Maya city of Yaxchilan. The Mayan consider toads to be musical creatures, with their singing they bring rain to the world. The toad sings at the mouth of the Earthlord's mountain cave. It was hand woven using a backstrap loom, a system created during the Classic Maya period.
  • In stock: 2 items
  • Backordered items usually take 3-4 weeks to ship.
  • Handcrafted by a weaver in the town of San Andres Larrainzar (Sakamch'en), Chiapas, Mexico.
  • Technique: Backstrap loom weaving and brocade. 100% cotton.
  • DIMENSIONS: Width: 19.5 in., Length: 19.5 in. ; Weight: 0.5 lbs.
  • CARE: We recommend hand wash with mild soap to keep the colors true. Air dry.
  • For machine wash, turn cover inside out, use gentle cycle with cold water. Air dry.
Price: US$154.99    

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