Frazadas (literally meaning “Blanket” in the Spanish language ) are created by the beautifully natured Aymara women of the Andean region. They have been carefully crafted since pre-Hispanic times, previously worn to protect against the high altitude and freezing cold weather systems, the thick, warm and sturdy craftmanship ensures wearers were able to withstand the cold highland temperatures.
These beautiful Frazadas, are incredible, delicate, precisely handwoven pieces of 100% naturally sourced art. Created using the finest sheep and/or alpaca wool and only ever altered with natural dyes to enhance their authenticity and beauty.
The process for each exquisite piece begins with collection of sheered sheep or alpaca wool that is then dyed with naturally made dyes sourced from plants, fruits, insects or roots. After the fibres have been through the dying process, they are spun before being carefully and precisely woven on a backs-tap loom. The weaving process begins at twice the length of the complete Frazada, eventually cut in half and sewn together through the middle with a strong and sturdy whipstitch, each handcrafted piece takes approximately 4-6 weeks to complete (you cannot rush quality art).
Each individual, stunningly made Frazada bears the mark of their creator, each piece infused with the heart, culture, passion and exquisite craftmanship of its maker. The uniqueness of each beautiful piece is enhanced by the skill of generation taught weaving, that the Aymara women are taught well before their 10thbirthday, ensuring every piece is created to the highest quality. Our vintage Frazadas are extremely robust, weighing approximately 3kgs each, ensuring you will have your amazing piece for years and years to come. The vintage nature of this product may mean slight imperfections occur, however this only further enhances the natural character and personality of each piece and does not interfere with its quality in the slightest like you, each piece is unique with its own story to tell.
Each piece boasts vibrant colours and a charming story that we are incredibly honoured to be a part of, alongside supporting the incredible artisans of this region. Your home will come alive when you add this charmingly, elegant, versatile piece of art that can be used as rugs, blankets, throws or as a piece of unique art hung on your wall. The ideas are endless and your piece will be a talking point for all of those lucky enough to witness it.