Handspun Cotton Rebozo 4
Organic local white cotton and heirloom variety "ixcaco" are handspun and handwoven on a backstrap loom to make this luscious wrap that is sure to keep you cozy and warm. In this version, the white fibers have been plant-dyed to achieve this gently creamy off-white tone that combines so softly with the ixcaco brown.
This is a wide piece with soft, thick handspun cotton for both warp and the weft. The hand-preparation of cotton fiber has been a bit of a lost tradition since industrial cotton mills came about - but this eco-conscious practice is seeing a resurgence in Guatemala. We are happy to partner with a local family at Lake Atitlán to bring you these gorgeous pieces.
The brown comes from the heirloom "ixcaco" (pronounced <ishkako>). This beautiful variety naturally yields less cotton than its white counterpart, and the fibers are also shorter. These factors make ixcaco a less desirable cotton tree to grow under normal conditions. But we think it is absolutely beautiful, and we think you will, too! While we love these panels as rebozos because of the warm texture from the handspun cotton, they also make excellent home decor for those looking for the natural and beautiful. The weft used is white cotton dyed in natural indigo.
The cotton fiber will get softer with use - what a transformation to see after time.
Care: Wash by hand, hang dry or lay flat to dry.
Width: 25 inches
Length: 76 inches plus fringes
This item ships from Guatemala
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