Picbil Shawl in Logwood and Coffee

//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 soft neutral colors come from logwood and coffee used as natural dyes by our partner dyers 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 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.  

Please note that the modeled pictures were taken with previous color versions.



Width: 36 inches / 91 cm

Length: 64 inches / 163 cm


Material: Cotton

Care: Please wash by hand and line-dry or lay flat to dry.

This item ships from Guatemala.

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