Available in three colors:
The cotton used is native to the Costa Chica of Oaxaca and Guerrero. It is heritage white and coyuchi cotton (brown color) from 35 small producers from 12 coastal communities of Oaxaca. The farmers participate in a program for ecological production and the increase of biodiversity in their plots.
More about the colors:
One side of the blanket has gray threads mixed with white threads. The gray color is obtained from the acacia trees pods (huizache).
The brown side has native un-dyed brown cotton (coyuche) from Oaxacan coast combined with oak bark dyed threads. The oak bark is collected in the forests of the Sierra Sur. It is very similar to the color of the naturally colored cotton we use called coyuche.
The burgundy color is obtained from cochineal produced in the Oaxaca Valley (Zimatalán). These are mixed with coyuche cotton. Please note: the wine colors leak more in the wash than blue or brown colors. It can also colour the brown side of the blanket.
One side has blue obtained from indigo plant that's from the region of the Isthmus of Oaxaca to dye the threads in blue. These are mixed with coyuche cotton.
50 % organic hand spun cotton, 50% Eqyptian cotton, woven on a pedal loom.
· MADE IN OAXACA, MEXICO ·
COMMUNITY ·NATURAL· CREATIONS
approx. 110cm x 87 cm
More about the textiles:
Participate in a meaningful, culturally appropriate, sustainable artisanal production that supports rural life through cottage industry.
At present, there are 200 women from the villages and ranches of San Sebastián Rio Hondo who remove with their hands the seeds of cotton brought from the coast, card and spin it, all by hand using spinning wheels in their homes.
Local carpenters reproduce the wheel designed by Gandhi so that each artisan has her own.
There are two types of handicraft fabric applied in the village: Pedal loom and waist loom.
Handwoven apparel are artisan crafted by hand from start to finish and might change slightly in size or color, contain some weavers knots, pulls or other signs about handwork. The color of naturally dyed textiles is not always equal on the whole fabric but can be darker or lighter in some parts, it can also fade when washed. Each thread dyeing and weaving also creates slightly different piece, so each cloth is unique.