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Zapotec/Oregon Large Woven Pillow #16PC

  • 18500


Francisco Bautista wove this large pillow cover using the treadle loom and skills that he brought from the state of Oaxaca in Mexico to his new home in Sandy, Oregon. Francisco is primarily a rug weaver and uses his rug weaving techniques to make pillow covers. A fourth generation weaver, Francisco follows the Zapotec rug weaving traditions he knows as well as adding his own designs. Francisco explains that this pillow features “lines of life” that reflect the ups and downs of one’s life. He used natural materials such as cochineal, yellow onion skins, and indigo to dye his Mexican wool yarns.

Francisco’s wife Laura Gutierrez does some weaving and constructs the pillow covers using a black fabric backing with zipper. This pillow measures 19¼ in x 18 in when unstuffed and lying flat. When stuffed with its plump polyfill pillow insert, the straight measurement across the center of the pillow is 17 in x 16 in.

 

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