Mazateca I Lumbar Pillow

Vintage
Mexico
Sale $265
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Dimensions: 16" W x 12" H

The woven textile is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an invisible zipper with a gold pull. Our signature St. Frank plate is featured in the bottom right-hand corner of the pillow. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

*Please note that as unique, handmade piece, no two are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.

Please remove the down insert before cleaning your pillow cover, then dry clean only.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day. Allow 2-7 business days for delivery for standard shipping. Expedited shipping options are available at checkout.

Provenance

The Mazateca are indigenous to the northeastern corner of the Mexican state of Oaxaca, in the Sierra Mazateca range. This mountainous region, filled with valleys and a diversity of flora and fauna, inspires the embroidery that adorns Mazateca textiles. Thread is first made from either handspun cotton or locally-cultivated silk. Then, the thread is dyed with indigo, carmine, and other natural dyes to create a range of hues, from deep blue to bright red. The thread is woven on a backstrap loom into fabric; finally, the textile is embroidered by hand in a style unique to each village.