Picbil Cloud Scarf: Soft Indigo and Coconut


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//Now in a longer one-panel version! This is a one-of-a-kind work of art.//

Wearing the gentle and delicate picbil weave feels like being wrapped up in clouds. Traditionally, this weave is only practiced near Cobán, Guatemala, and it is one of the more complicated weaves performed on backstrap looms because of its delicacy, using very thin cotton thread.

The colors come from natural indigo and coconut husk used as natural dyes, prepared by our partner weavers at Lake Atitlán. We took this thread to our partner weavers near Cobán, and they were able to transform the material into this gauze-like scarf that feels divine to have around your neck and shoulders. 

It takes around 3 weeks for a skilled weaver to finish one scarf. The picbil design featured is of cacao leaves - cacao is one of the beloved plants of the area, and the hot cacao drink is still cherished in the region.  




Width: 20 inches / 50.8 cm

Length: 60.5 inches / 153 cm

Material: Cotton

Care: Wash by hand in cold water with gentle detergent. Line-dry or lay flat to dry in the shade.

This item ships from Guatemala.

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