New Guatemalan Textiles By Grain

New Guatemalan Textiles By Grain

Bainbridge Island-based design studio Grain continues its collaborative design work in Guatemala with the launch of five new textile designs.

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Handwoven from Guatemalan cotton, Grain's 2014/15 textile collection features five new pillows with muted colors achieved through a natural dye process.

Dyed using leaves, flowers, seeds, barks, and roots of indigenous plants from the Guatemalan Highlands, the double-sided designs are filled with the highest quality American-made feather and down inserts. All of the pillows are available in two sizes and support sustainable income opportunities for Guatemalan women artisans.

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Tikal features a repeating pyramid shape is handwoven using a drop stitch technique.

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The Huehuetenango pillow's repeating flying carpet pattern is handwoven using a drop stitch technique.

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The Atitlan Pillow is a simple grid carefully handwoven on a treadle loom.

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Named after the colorful Guatemalan lakeside village, Grain's Panajachel Pillow is woven using ten naturally dyed colors that create layered pattern combinations.

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The Comalapa Pillow's graphic sampler of traditional patterns found in Mayan culture are handwoven from natural cotton.

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For more information contact or call 206.965.9302

About the manufacturer: Founded by James Minola and Chelsea Green, Grain is a practice dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Based in Bainbridge Island, Washington, the studio's work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques. Goods are produced in small batch runs at Grain's island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.

Posted August 11, 2014 by Editor

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