Malia Embroidered Peacock Cortes 22" Pillow
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-Size: Approx. 22" x 22"
-Double sided with matching invisible zipper closure
-Insert not included. We recommend using an insert 1-2" larger than the cover
-Spot or dry clean only
These pillows are part of our Pillows with Purpose Collection!
The face of this pillow features a Guatemalan hand woven Cortes with a peacock pattern and a heavily embroidered band. The back of the pillow is a stunning charcoal diamond-patterned, cotton-blend fabric. A Cortes is a traditional skirt worn by Mya women. Each Cortes has a pattern that is indigenous to the woman's village. These garments can take anywhere from 3-6 months to produce and are handwoven on a backstrap loom. We have combined these stunning weavings with more traditional fabric to create one of a kind pillows for the modern home.
When we went to Guatemala to source new textiles, we had no idea just how much we would fall in love with the people, the culture, the artisans, and their crafts. We were moved by their beautiful spirits, craftsmanship and, unfortunately, the poverty. We were instantly drawn to help the children of these artists obtain a better education where they will be able to help end the cycle of poverty. A portion of all of our sales will go directly towards scholarships for the children of the artists that helped create these bags. Your purchase will uplift and support humanity in a unique and meaningful way!
We combine ethically sourced vintage and global textiles with fabrics from a locally owned small business to create each one-of-a-kind pillow. We take pride in the opportunity to give back to our local economy & to support other women in business by providing a fair wage to workrooms as well as supporting other small domestic and international businesses through our sourcing.
Because these pillows are made by hand using vintage materials, each may have a slight variation in color, size, and pattern. Minor signs of fading, discoloration or other imperfections are not considered flaws but add to the authenticity and charm of these beautiful home goods.