Tawa Alpaca Pillow - Surf
Handwoven Alpaca Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Fiber: Handspun yarn; 80% alpaca / 20% wool blend. Yarn hand-dyed with natural dyes. Cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure. Four hand-knotted tassels at corners.
The Tawa pillow marries modern design with ancient tradition. Handwoven in fine alpaca fiber using an ancient weaving technique by indigenous weavers in the highlands of Peru. The textile is woven using the discontinuous warp and weft weaving technique, one of the most challenging and threatened techniques in the Andes today.
The name Tawa comes from the Quechua word for the Incan Empire, the Tawantinsuyu. It also literally means “4”!
Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders!
Use on its own as a fun accent, or pair with our Upis, Picchu or Pallay pillows!
Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Use coupon code ThreadsofPeru10 to receive 10% off!
The image of the closure at the back is for reference only and is not an exact representation of the color of the back of this throw pillow.
WHO MADE THIS HANDWOVEN ALPACA PILLOW?
This Tawa Alpaca Pillow in Surf 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.