White Oaxacan Embroidery Lavender Eye Pillow

Contemporary Handmade
Mexico
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Dimensions: 9" W x 4" H

Eye pillow is backed with belgian flax linen. Inner contents are rice and dried lavender.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces 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.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day.

Provenance

This style of embroidery is created by the women of the Mexican Southwestern state of Oaxaca and traditionally used to decorate blouses. The tip of the agave leaf, native to the region, was originally used as a needle; in modern times, this was replaced with a metal needle. The textile is used as a blank canvas for women to fill with patterns and inspirations. These motifs typically depict scenes from daily life, dreams and aspirations, or simply the wild flora and fauna of Oaxaca.