** Handwoven pillow cover - Toads in Cranberry Pink
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Handwoven pillow cover - Toads in Cranberry Pink

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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The History of Recycled Hand Blown Mexican Glass

Mexico is the land of the master craftsman, the very first glass made in North America was produced in Puebla Mexico around 1535 to 1542 by artisans brought by the Spanish from Europe.
For hundreds of years, with nothing more than a blob of molten glass, a long hollow pipe, and some old tools, these artisans have produced glass items in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Although these original glass works were short lived, glass blowing was reintroduced into Mexico hundreds of years ago and flourished, due largely to the simplicity of the ingredients and the ingenuity of the Mexican Arts and Crafts Tradition.