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Handloomed Queen Size Azure Blue Nahuala Bedspread & Pillow Cover Set

Handloomed Queen Size Azure Blue Nahuala Bedspread & Pillow Cover Set

Regular price $169.95 USD
Regular price $199.95 USD Sale price $169.95 USD
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Sale! Was $199.95, now $169.95. Handmade Queen Size [110 x 90] Azure Blue Nahuala Bedspread & Two Matching Throw Pillow Cover Set. Beautiful azure with woven decorative bands connecting the woven panels. Cotton. Matching Pillow Covers are 18 x 18 inches. 

Nahuala Bedspreads are woven from a slightly lighter cotton fabric than the Zacualpa Bedspreads that we also carry.

To make a Nahuala bedspread on a back-strap loom, the weaver starts with raw cotton that must be washed, combed, and spun. She first stretches the long threads along a warping board to the desired length and attaches them firmly to her loom. Then she begins the complex process of weaving. To brocade, colored yarns are woven into the cloth to create the designs as the cloth itself is being woven. The weaver adjusts the tension of the loom by leaning forward or back because of the strap that fits around her back, hence the name "back-strap loom." 

Nahuala is in the highlands of central Guatemala and is home to some of the most talented Maya backstrap weavers in the country, as well as some of the most intricate designs. The art of backstrap loom weaving dates back thousands of years and the women of Nahuala have been keeping this traditional craft alive for generations. 

We are honored to be able to work with a group of women there and continue the weaving traditions of this village.

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