Picbil Shawl in Indigo and Chamomile


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//Now in a luxuriously larger size! 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 indigo and chamomile 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 shawl that feels divine to have around your neck and shoulders. 

Woven in three separate panels and then hand-stitched together, it takes around 6 weeks 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.  




Width: 39 inches / 99 cm

Length: 62 inches / 158 cm


Material: Cotton

Care: Wash by hand inside out 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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