Threads of Peru

Upis handspun frazada Wool Pillow


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!


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.