Ixil Striped Square Pillow
These festive orange and black striped pillows draw inspiration from traditional handwoven techniques from northwestern Guatemala. In the Ixil triangle of the Guatemalan highlands, three Mayan villages craft stunning traditional blouses called "huipiles." These garments, with their bold blues and oranges, are the inspiration behind Mercado Global's signature pillows, made in collaboration with Artisan Connect.
Mercado Global provides donor-funded business education and leadership programs to help rural indigenous women become successful business owners. They then connect them with large-scale sales opportunities so they can turn these skills into income. With this income, artisans provide nutritious food to their families and invest in their children's education which helps breaks the cycle of poverty.
Made of 100% cotton, with back flat concealed zipper, the square pillow measures 18" x 18" and the oblong measures 12 x 20".