Almost every region has a style of textile for which it is known. And almost every region has artisans who weave handmade table runners. This lovely blue and red woven table runner comes from the state of Chiapas, specifically, San Andres de Larrainzar. This, and many others, are woven on a backstrap loom. Super amazing and a lot of work. These women are SO talented.
I like to purchase table runners wherever I go in Mexico because they can be used on the table or for other things (like pillows) or even used to cover lampshades. We have a number of table runners at the moment in the online shop. Click on the photo for the blue and red one, but take a look around for other table runners from Chiapas and other states in Mexico.
These beautiful rectangular pillows are hand-woven in black wool, then appliqued with gorgeous colorful wool flowers and leaves by talented women artisans in Peru. They measure 25″ wide by about 13″ tall. One pillow features an orange flower and the other has two pink flowers meeting in the middle. The edges are trimmed in colorful wool. They add a little dab of color to a neutral sofa or chair…
Regularly $162, Marked down today (Friday, November 18) through Sunday to $150 each. AND free delivery in the Twin Cities! What’s not to like?
You can purchase one or both of them right here!
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