Oversized San Pedro Cushion
Elegant and refined yet understated and honest. Accented with a vibrant hand stitched ronda motif, this oversized indigo cortes (traditional Guatemelan skirt) cushion is as soulful as it is versatile. Prop it up on your favorite chair to instantly up the cozy factor. Throw a few of them on the couch for that carefree and inviting look. Or take them outside to breathe new life into your patio.
Handcrafted using traditional ikat technique and woven on a foot pedal loom, the fabric takes nearly 3 weeks to dye and weave.
This cushion comes with a pre-filled cruelty-free down alternative insert and off-white recycled cotton backing.
Crafted from a textile originally handwoven for and worn by an indigenous woman, this cushion is in vintage condition. Some minor imperfections are possible and are a nod to its cultural significance and history.
Originally woven by the weavers of San Pedro La Laguna, each cushion is handcrafted from a vintage cortes (traditional skirt worn by many Guatemalan women to this day). Located on the southwest shore of Lake Atitlan, San Pedro textiles are often inspired by the lake itself - evident in the overwhelming use of indigo. Simple as they may appear in their design, their creation is anything but as the yarns are first tied following a desired pattern, then dyed and only then set up and woven on a foot pedal loom. All entirely by hand.
Handwoven from incredibly soft cotton, our cortes are given second life by Irma, seamstress and pattern-maker extraordinaire, in Ciudad Vieja. Having started her journey at a garment factory, Irma took pattern-making classes and founded her own business, making wedding and quinceanera dresses. Having honed her skills throughout the years working with local designers, she now works with a number of international designers, been able to outfit her studio with industrial sewing machines and employ her two sisters.
Material: 100% cotton | polyester filling
Dimensions: approx. 65cm (w) x 65cm (l)
Currently we deliver to addresses within the UAE only.
All in stock items are shipped within 1-2 business days of your placing an order and are usually delivered within 2-3 days of being shipped. For addresses outside the city limits, our delivery partner will reach out to confirm delivery date.
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As all of our items are handcrafted using all-natural fibers and some plant-based dyes, we’ve put together a few words of advice how to best care for them so they brighten up your home for years to come.
HUIPIL CUSHIONS, BATIK & IKAT CUSHIONS, NAGA CUSHIONS, STRAPS & YOGA BAGS
Because these items are made with vintage textiles and may include leather accenting or hardware, we recommend that they are professionally dry cleaned when cleaning is required.
JASPE & JASPE BASURA
We recommend that cushions, rugs, throws and bed blankets from these collections are dry cleaned. This will ensure that colors retain their luster and fabric its shape.
TOTO & CHILE VERDE
Gently wash cushions, bed blankets and throws from these collections by hand, in cool water. Wrap the tassels in rubber bands before washing, use mild soap and line dry to maintain the piece's original shape.
Due to its smooth, non-porous surface made of glass, enamel is bacteria inhibiting and easy to clean. Clean with lime juice and baking soda using the smooth side of the cleaning sponge or a soft brush.
We recommend hand-washing these fabrics with mild soap. For tie & dye pieces, please wash them at 30°C and striped pieces at 40°C and lay flat to dry. Dry cleaning is recommended for kapok-filled cushion inserts.
Clean with a natural or mild cleanser (avoid harsh chemicals) and a soft cloth.
Vacuum regularly. Rotate every few months to even out wear, especially if the rug is located in a high traffic area. In case of a liquid spill, blot the spot using a white cloth to draw up the liquid; never rub a wet stain to prevent colors from bleeding. If further spot cleaning is required, entrust your rug to a professional dry cleaning service.
While in storage, do not place objects on top of the artwork. Keep handling to a minimum when during the hanging process and hold your print only from the sides. Fine art papers can scratch easily, so be very careful to avoid scraping anything across the surface of the print.
For cleaning we recommend using a clean, white, dry, soft lint-free cloth to gently wipe off dust and/or dirt. Use a white non-colored cloth will allow you to see when dust has been collected.
It is recommended that you never display giclee prints in direct sunlight and avoid high temperatures and humidity as it can cause yellowing.