These artisanal pillowcases are handwoven with ecological threads. Featuring traditional Mayan geometric brocade work, woven into the fabric by hand, using the backstrap loom. Each pillow will feature slight variations in the design details as each one is an artistic work of inspiration by our artisans. This diamond motif is common in the weaving style from the region and has a direct relation with Mayan cosmovision- the four points representing the four corners of the universe. The smaller diamond spirals inside represent the stars of the night sky. The thread colors are from plant and mineral dyes, local materials that are grown in the weaving communities, whilst our blue threads are from recycled denim jean fibers, repurposed factory waste from Guatemala City. Handwoven by cooperatives of Mayan women weavers in rural communities from Santa Catarina Ixtahuacán in the Western Highlands. Pillowcase measures 16in x 16in and features inside lining and YKK zipper on bottom edge.