Ayacucho, Peru, was the center of the pre-Inca Huari empire, dating back to the fifth century. The Huari were known for their sophisticated woven tapestries; for their descendants, textiles are a way to connect with preconquest cultural traditions. These pillows are handwoven on ancient wooden looms, then covered with vivid floral patterns using wool threads and crewel embroidery techniques.
Handcrafted in Ayacucho, Peru. Wool with cotton backing. Removable poly insert. 18" square.
Inspired by the Kashmiri style of embroidery known
as kashida, artisans in the state of Uttar Pradesh embroider these cotton pillows with dense floral patterns using richly hued turquoise wool. In traditional Indian households, hand-embroidered cushions are used for decoration ...