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Vintage frazada #094

Vintage frazada #094

Regular price £240.00 GBP
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  • Size:  195 x 152cm
  • 100% handspun  wool 
  • Dry clean only 

This one-of-a-kind hand crafted rug will enhance any room in your home. It can be used as a rug, throw, blanket or wall hanging and  it also makes the perfect picnic blanket. This one is a vibrant mix of bright pink and orange tones with soft green and grey blue contrast tones and a very beautiful pink hand crochet edging.

Our frazadas are made from 100% naturally dyed sheep or llama wool. This wool has previously been spun on a drop spindle, before being handwoven, following centuries old traditional methods passed down through generations, using an Andean backstrap loom. Each piece is just under a metre wide so a signature feature of the rugs is the central seam that joins the two textile pieces. This is very skilfully integrated into the design, and is a stamp of authenticity.

We source all our rugs from small mountain villages in the Peruvian Andes, ensuring a fair price is paid to each artisan who will spend several weeks making it. Each design is inspired by the makers natural surroundings. The Andean people have a very close relationship with nature and the beauty and simplicity of their Cosmovision is reflected in everything they do.

In our ever-changing global world it is common for artisan craft to be undervalued, purchasing a genuine piece of textile art helps maintain these ancient traditions thriving.

Due to the handmade process, each piece may have slight imperfections thus creating a truly unique and ultimately authentic item. It's always a joy to discover the originality and peculiarity of each individual piece!!




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