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Vintage Tela from Merly's Abuelita

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!

 

Vintage Tela from Merly's Abuelita

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Vintage Tela from Merly's Abuelita

250.00

This unique, handwoven piece was created by a the grandmother of Merly - a Shipibo friend of Alianza Arkana who has since passed away. 

The cotton was handspun and then handwoven. The artist then painted the visionary designs onto the tela giving it a unique texture and appearance.

This is a very beautiful piece of a traditional skirt design, which is becoming increasingly difficult to find as many of the younger women are no longer learning the old techniques of spinning and weaving the cotton.

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Dimensions: 116 cm x 54 cm

Hand wash, cold

Use mild detergent only

Do not dry in the sun (colour could fade)

Do Not Tumble Dry

Cool Iron