El Camino de los Altos collection offers a range of colorful striped shawls hand woven by women from Chiapas in southern Mexico which are perfect to wear, throw on a sofa or use as a table runner. Also offered are striped cushions in vivid colors inspired by the traditional dress of women in Pantleho and Oxchuc and the wrap around skirt worn by women in Zinacantan.
Our brocade cushions are hand woven by master weavers from Larrainzar who use traditional designs drawn from local history and stories. These textiles are woven on pre-Hispanic backstrap looms with mercerized cotton in accordance with fair trade principles. When you purchase these products you are helping improve the living conditions of the Mayan weavers and the preservation of their ancestral heritage.