Frazadas, known as blankets in the High Andes of Peru, have multiple historical meanings behind them. They can be used in a number of ways in any space, from rugs, blankets and throws to table decorations or even wall hangings.
Stunningly beautiful hand made products, each individual and has a real presence in your home.
These products are extremely heavy.
In the Andes of Peru weaving is important to every Inca family. Every village has its own weaving patterns and traditions. There are thousands of techniques, styles and practices associated with Peruvian weaving.
A natural detergent is used from a plant called Saqta which comes from the rural regions of the Andes. This substance is used to organically clean the wool. It is shredded into water and the Saqta creates detergent-like suds. The animal fibers come out naturally clean and white.
All colours come from local flora and fauna; indigenous plants, minerals, flowers, and insects. Some of the most common are: Cochinilla, which produces a red colour, Purple corn produces purple, Chilca and Indigo leaves create blue. Maras salt is used to set the colours! Colours can be changed drastically – simply by adding ingredients like lemon or salt into the mix.
The process of weaving a frazada (rug/blanket) can take up to one month (approximately six hours a day), or more depending on the difficulty of design. It can be a highly spiritual and personal journey of creation in which a weaver will draw from their experience of the natural world, their history and memory. That is why every frazada is unique in the world.
Note: Authentic Textiles
These textiles are purchased from individuals not companies and machinery. Sometimes they are fresh off the hand loom and other times have been used in ceremony for many years by the Qero family.
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