Picbil Cloud Shawl

It feels like being wrapped up in clouds, the picbil weave is so gentle and delicate. 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.

For this gentle shawl, the cotton has been naturally-dyed by our partner artisans at Lake Atitlán. We've taken this thread to our partner weavers near Cobán, and they were able to transform the material into this gauze-like shawl that feels divine to have around your neck and shoulders. 

Woven in three separate panels and then hand-stitched together, it takes around a month for a skilled weaver to finish one shawl. 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. 

Currently only available in hot pink from cochineal. If you have other hues in mind, please let Mari know at mari@kakawdesigns.com

 

Measurements:

Width: 35 inches / 89 cm

Length: 60 inches / 152 cm

This item ships from Guatemala.




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