Mitla Pillow Covers
These beautiful pillow covers were hand made in Mitla Oaxaca by master weavers using wooden looms aka tellar de pedal. The traditional wooden looms use foot pedals to cross hundreds of threads up and down while they throw selected colored threads across in canicas aka shuttles, a wooden boat-like canister that holds the colored threads. The process of moving alternative threads up and down while simultaneously moving colored threads across is what weaves the threads together to form the fabric and its patterns. The artesano’s of Mitla has recently started to work with a new technique, Mastizado, whereby various colors of threads are wrapped around the canica and utilized in the weave. This leaves a multi-colored and slightly textured look that gives your pillowcases its beautiful design and feel.
$39.00 Member Price / $59.00 Retail
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- (2) Mitla Pillow Covers [Size: 20 in x 20 in] with zippered closure.
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