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.

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