Guatemalan Patchwork Quilt - Red & Earth Tones

Red/earth tone handmade patchwork quilt, gorgeous and soft to the touch.

Beautiful blend of earth colors mixed with patches of reds to make a piece of art for you to admire!  It is made of Cotton with a Poly backing.

Available in King and Queen sizes.

Here's how the Guatemalan artisan women make this:

The patches come from the fabric the women have sewn to make their skirts and "huipiles," traditional hand-woven and embroidered blouses that Mayan women originally began wearing around the time of the Spanish conquest. The artisan women then move the patches around until they have a design which is pleasing to them and satisfies a basic pattern and color scheme. They will then double stitch each patch to make the quilts durable. Some of the quilts are then dyed with vegetable dyes to reinforce the overall color scheme, and finally they sew a solid colored backing onto it to complement the color scheme, which is double stitched in place too. 

Because this is hand made, variations in color and imperfections are to be expected.

Sizes: King 104" x 94"
   Queen 94" x 94"
Fair Trade. Hand made in Guatemala

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