Handwoven Frazada Wool Pillow, 100% Natural Fibers and Materials
Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
Materials: chunky, 100% hand-spun wool; cotton twill backing with covered zipper closure
Available in: Rose, Lake, and Cream & Coal
Limited quantities - if sold out, contact us for pre-orders! You do not want to miss out on this 2018 living-room must-have.
Named for the community where it is made, the Upis frazada wool pillow makes a great gift for someone into casually saving the planet while making their home look great.
The Upis wool throw pillow checks all the boxes:
- carefully woven by hand by a real, live person;
- made of only natural materials – no toxic chemicals polluting you or the environment;
exploitation-free – artisans work at home, on their own schedule, and earn what THEY decide is fair for their work;
empowering – women-run artisan associations provide opportunities for leadership and economic independence;
culture-promoting – the Upis pillow is woven on a traditional backstrack loom, keeping that cultural tradition alive.
What more can you ask from a throw pillow?
Oh – this decorative pillow is also pretty awesome to look at and touch, with its chunky, textured wool fabric and striking hand-stitched embroidered design.
Pair with our other fair-trade wool pillows and alpaca pillows, or mix-and-match on its own – they look great as a set!
Note: Excludes cushion insert. Visit our friends at Pillow Cubes for a fantastic selection of eco-friendly, recycled pillow inserts. Ask us for your exclusive coupon code to receive 10% off!
WHO MADE THIS FRAZADA WOOL PILLOW?
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.