BLANKET XIUHTEPETL

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Handwoven, Wool & Cotton, Natural Dyes

 

Cozy blanket that you can use as a throw, lap blanket or to wrap around.

Artisan made with a combination of wool and cotton with natural dyes.  This is where the traditional and contemporary textile art meets.

 

· handwoven
· natural dyes
· hand dyed yarn

 

As these are 100% artisan made in each step of the process every blanket is unique in colors and figures.
Some pieces might have more white and some are more colorful. This is where the beauty lies in: you will always get an unique piece of art.

 

Available on three colors; red-gray, red and blue.

Carefully woven of cotton and wool.
50% cotton, 50% wool.
Each piece is unique.



 

About the Dye:

Cochineal is a traditional dye used throughout many generations (before Aztecs) in Mexico and especially in Oaxaca, where it was produced almost exclusively by indigenous producers. Our Cochineal is both cultivated and transformed to dye in the valleys of Oaxaca.

Indigo - Indigofera Suffruticosa- is a native plant to Mexico. Our indigo dye comes from the Istmo region of Oaxaca and is produced by a family that still preserves the knowledge of the alchemy how to create the plant dye. The blue color that fascinates people from different cultures is also called as 'the king of dyes'.  The plant belongs to pea family and makes the plantation soil better. Medicinally it is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidative, antitumor, antimutagenic, anticonvulsant, gastroprotective and has hepatoprotective activities.

 

    

 · MADE IN OAXACA, MEXICO ·

COMMUNITY ·NATURAL· CREATIONS


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Measures:

Small: Length: 75 cm / 29.5 inches 

Medium: 102 cm / 40.1 inches

Big: 120 cm / 47.2 inches

Width:  Approximately 139 cm / 54.7 inches

+ fringes

 

 

fair trade

 

 

 

Washing instruction:

    • Wash Separately 
    • Hand wash/ Delicate Wash
    • Water 30 ºC
    • Mild Liquid Soap 
    • Dry in Shade
    • Iron Damp On Low
    • No Bleach, No Tumble Dryer

 

  • Keep natural dyed products out of direct sunlight. When drying outside please dry in a shaded area.
  • Please make sure detergent or soap does not come into direct contact with the dyed material. Dissolve in water first.
  • Do not use bleach. Some household detergents contain bleach so please check before use.
  • Please be careful around acids, most of the dyes can react to acid.
  • It is possible some of the dyes will change color when they come in contact with iron or copper while wet.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

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.