Bird Pillowcase

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Bird Pillowcase by Y'abal Guatemala

These hand-brocaded bird pillowcases are woven on the Mayan backstrap loom. This traditional Mayan huipil design features a variety of stylized birds. Traditionally these bird motifs represent the Mayan Nahual (day sign) of Tzikin, which is considered a messenger between people and the heavens, connecting the wearer of the huipil to the divine.

Handwoven by cooperatives of Mayan women weavers in rural communities from Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan in the Western Highlands, each pillowcase will feature slight variations in the design as each brocade weaving is an art piece inspired by the weaver. The cotton is dyed using plants and minerals. 

When you buy a Y'abal hand-woven product you not only contribute directly to the economic self-sufficiency of the women Y'abal works with, but you are also supporting the fair trade workshops and social programs implemented in their communities! With your purchase you are increasing the opportunities and quality of life for women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. 

100% Cotton
Measures 16" x 16"
Inside is lined
Zipper on bottom edge
Insert not included

About Y'abal
Xela, Guatemala
Y'abal Guatemala is a Fair Trade organization focusing on supporting indigenous womens weaving cooperatives in Guatemala and providing them with the opportunity to sell their hand-woven products through local and international markets. They seek to increase the opportunities and quality of life for women in the Western Highlands of Guatemala while preserving the traditional art of back-strap weaving. By mixing indigenous and sophisticated, contemporary designs, Yabal creates modern sustainable fashion products that maintain centuries-old traditions, cultural symbols and weaving techniques.

May this shop grow strong, and provide for many women.

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