Mapuche Cushion

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Handwoven, plant-dyed cushion

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£48.00

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Handwoven, plant-dyed cushion

Product Code: COJ002

These sheep's wool cushion covers have been woven by indigenous Mapuche women from rural communities in the Araucanía region of southern Chile.
Using traditional techniques that have been handed down to them through generations, women first wash the fleece, then spin and ply the yarn using a simple huso or drop spindle. Plants and minerals are collected from the locality in order to extract the colour with which the sheep's wool is then dyed, before being woven on a traditional upright "Mapuche" loom.

The cushion itself is sewn here in Wales using a soft organic colour-grown cotton backing which is supplied to us by the Organic Textile Company in Machynlleth.

Dimensions: 33 x 43cm

Cushion front:
100% plant-dyed sheep's wool

Cushion back:
100% organic cotton (GOTS certified)

Polyester cushion pad

Dry clean only

By purchasing this cushion you will be helping to support a rural family in southern Chile, and are contributing to the survival of an ancient textile tradition.
Here at añañuca we work closely with Chilean fair trade organisations that provide support and training opportunities to marginalised rural families, predominantly indigenous Mapuche in origin, in the Araucanía region.

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