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Jr. Aguaytia
Pucallpa, Ucayali

*Cedolinia Campos Gordon

Specialty Handwoven Telas

We are excited to introduce this limited collection of telas. While all of the telas featured on our shop require exceptional precision and care to produce, these are especially unique because of the traditional process by which they are made. The cotton is grown by the families, then handspun and woven by the artists themselves.

Like many indigenous traditions, this process is becoming more of a rarity for a number of reasons. The intensive time and effort required to produce the telas in this manner, along with the difficulty of transporting them to markets and lack of fair compensation, has resulted in fewer women following these traditional practices, and less young girls learning the trade. We hope to encourage the continuation of this extraordinary Shipibo custom, and invite you to join us in creating a market for these women!

 

*Cedolinia Campos Gordon

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*Cedolinia Campos Gordon

400.00

This could be the most unique item listed on our shop! We were able to see this item as it was being created and the labor intensive process is truly impressive.

The artist, Cedolinia Campos Gordon, who is 85 years old and has had 10 children uses cotton grown in Paoyan and patiently hand-spins it onto her spool. She then places the cotton onto her loom and hand weaves the entire tela, finishing with the hand-embroidered design.

She is the first wife of Maestro Benjamin Mahua, who is a legendary Shipibo healer.  You can hear one of his beautiful icaros (healing songs) here.

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Dimensions: 153 cm x 59 cm

Hand wash, cold

Use mild detergent only

Do not dry in the sun (colour could fade)

Do Not Tumble Dry

Cool Iron