Threads of Peru

Upis handspun wool pillow - Lake


Handwoven Frazada Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials

  • Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
  • Fiber: 100% wool; cotton back
  • Also available in: Rose, Cream & Coal
  • Limited quantities: if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!

A unique treasure from the Andes, this handwoven frazada wool pillow combines naturally dyed dark indigo tones with undyed, jet black coal and soft white. Two narrow stripes flank a deep indigo center, while hand-stitched traditional embroidery adds a one-of-a-kind, modern accent to this decorative wool pillow. Fun, fluffy hand-stitched wool pompoms adorn the corners of our Upis throw pillow, and a cotton twill back with zipper closure rounds out the functional and creative design.

Handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis on a traditional backstrap loom, this frazada wool pillow is made of thick, handspun and community-sourced wool yarn, creating a richly textured pillow reminiscent of the thick blankets, or frazadas, this region is known for.  

Use on its own as a dramatic accent pillow, or pair with our other frazada wool pillows for a funky boho pillow set!

Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Ask us how you can get 10% off one of these great eco-friendly pillow inserts!


This Upis Handspun Wool Pillow in Lake was handwoven in the high Andean community of Upis by the Awaq Mayki weaving association. Upis is located about 4 hours away from Cusco in the shadow of Ausangate mountain, the highest mountain in the region and the most important apu (mountain deity) in Quechua cosmology.