hand loomed peruvian frazada natural dyed blanket rug - red pink

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hand loomed peruvian frazada natural dyed blanket rug - red pink

400.00

this stunning blanket-rug textile called Frazada, come from the southeastern Peruvian Andes & is made by a group of female members of the Quechua people, sharing their skills & natural resources to uphold an ancient tradition. very labor intensive, this multi-step process starts with the sheering of the farm animals that are sustainably raised on land. shearing is only practiced every 1-2 years so as to not leave the animal without protection in the hard winter months. made from a beautiful trio blend of sheep, llama & alpaca wool, the fiber is organically cleansed using a mixture of water. ground down native root & plant matters found in the region. once the fiber has been thoroughly cleansed, it is hand spun using a drop spindle. after the wool is spun, it is naturally dyed using local flora & fauna, indigenous plants, minerals, flowers & insects to create an array of incredibly vibrant colors. the dyed wool is then hand woven on loom by women, which they describe as a spiritual experience as they draw inspiration of each intricate weaving from their personal experience of the natural world. the Quechan women believe that each design has a specific ‘life force’ which represents the weaver’s understanding of her intimate world & each body of work tells the story of the weaver’s life. depending on the intricacies of the design, each piece can take several months to make. don’t be fooled by a lesser quality, synthetic dyed frazadas in the market these days, these are truly super natural, eco-friendly & the purchase creates a healthy economic support to the Quechan women artisans.

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dimensions:

68” x 58”

care:

dry clean only

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