Chamulas Animals | Dog

$45.00 CAD
Color: Cream
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HANDMADE IN MEXICO

Hand-crafted in Mexico’s central Chiapas highlands, these diverse and delightful stuffed animals are created using a technique known as back loom. Made from 100% wool and created by Mayan women, these playful plush pieces are said to capture the soul of their maker.

Story

Hand-crafted in Mexico's central Chiapas highlands, these diverse and delightful folk-art animals are created using a technique known as back loom. The humble backstrap loom is considered primitive yet has produced some of history's most stunning textiles. 

The indigenous Mayan weavers of this small community learned their craft from generations of ancestral knowledge. The women originally used the leftovers from woven textiles to craft these stuffed animals as toys for their own children. But with the support of a larger collective of artisans from the textile-rich state of Chiapas, they found an international market for these charming folk-art objects. 

Made from 100% wool, these playful plush pieces are said to capture the soul of their maker. We think they capture that, and so much more.  

Details
  • MEASUREMENTS: 6.5" x 9" x 3.5"
  • MATERIALS: 100% Wool
  • COLOUR: Dark Pattern, Cream, Dark, Block
  • ORIGIN: Handcrafted in Mexico
  • Please note, animals will vary in colour and print since each piece is unique.
Product Care

Wash with cold water, or spot clean with a gentle detergent. Dry in the shade. 

Meet the Artisan

Mexico

Rosita

Artisan Rosita Perez co-created these charming folk-art animals in Mexico’s central Chiapas Highlands, an area known as the "Endless Land". She uses a technique known as the back loom. The humble backstrap is considered primitive, yet has produced some of history’s most stunning textiles. An indigenous Mayan process, backstrap looming has been a tried and true textile process for thousands of years.

Made from 100% wool using this ancient Mayan technique, premium weaving is evident in every thread.  These playful plush pieces are said to capture the soul of their maker. We think they’ll capture yours, too.

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