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Xochistlahuaca cushions 

Backdrop loomed cushions

« La flor de Xochistlahuaca » is an Amuzgo women’s collective from Guerrero State recognized for their high-quality textiles, using traditional techniques and designs. Founded more than 40 years ago, they aim to rescue and preserve traditional textile practices in fair trading conditions. From cultivating and spinning natural green, brown and white cotton, to backdrop looming and embroidering, each step responds to a masterful hand made process.Unlike other collectives, La Flor has been open-minded and developed new ideas in order to share its traditional craftsmanship, and learned how to make contemporary pieces for homeware, creating a new line of items. « Xochistlahuaca » cushions find their origin in this effort to reimagine an age-old practice— an ideal example of how craftsmanship can be traditional and contemporary at the same time: the same historical and symbolic meaning hidden among the yarns is involved in a new color palette, while the artisan's signature remains untouchable.

Crafstmen's diary - La Flor de Xochistlahuaca