Handwoven Gray Point Pillow
Lula Mena Handwoven Pillow Collection: Embrace Artistry in Every Thread
Discover a world where craftsmanship meets contemporary elegance with our exclusive Lula Mena Handwoven Pillow Collection. These square cover pillows are meticulously handwoven on traditional looms, presenting a captivating blend of cultural identity and modern design. The white base serves as a canvas for vibrant horizontal pointed lines in copper, blue, gray, brick, and turquoise, adorned with a charming tassel at the left upper corner.
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- Delivery: 5 days after the order is placed
- Purchase includes pillow cover only.
- Care instructions: Hand wash or wash machine recommended. Do not use bleach.
Artisanal Excellence: Crafted by the skilled hands of the Hand-Woven Stories Community, each pillow tells a unique story, preserving traditional weaving techniques passed down through generations.
Sustainable Luxury: Immerse your home in eco-friendly sophistication. Our pillows are a testament to our commitment to repurposing natural materials and creating innovative designs that elevate your space while respecting the planet.
Empowering Communities: By choosing our handwoven pillow collection, you actively participate in women's empowerment and fair trade. We collaborate with women in rural El Salvador, providing them with training and stable work that transforms lives and communities.
One-of-a-Kind Beauty: In a world of mass production, embrace the allure of individuality. No knots or curves are alike, ensuring that each pillow is a unique masterpiece, bringing warmth and authenticity to your home.
Cultural Heritage: Dive into the cultural richness of the Hand-Woven Stories Community. Thread by thread, they weave stories that resonate with the heritage of their community, adding a touch of cultural identity to your living space.
Hand-Woven Stories Community: A Legacy of Artistry
Located in the heart of El Salvador, the Hand-Woven Stories Community is a beacon of artisanal mastery led by the venerable artisan, Mr. Don Ciro Castro. This community, now the last of its kind, keeps the tradition of lever loom weaving alive, passing the torch from one generation to the next. Each thread carries the essence of a cultural identity that transcends time.
58% of the people that live in rural areas in El Salvador live in overcrowded conditions. When there is overcrowding in families, there is a higher risk of certain problems occurring, such as domestic violence, family disintegration, poor school performance, among others.
300 SALVADORANS TRY TO MIGRATE TO THE UNITED STATES DAILY DUE TO LACK OF WORK OPPORTUNITIES.
When Lula Mena began working in rural communities, many of the young women wanted to immigrate to the United States. Now that they have seen that there is an opportunity for a better life in their community, their perception of immigration has changed. They feel more confident that they will be able to provide for their families without having to leave the country. We want to continue to grow in order to offer more young adults the opportunity to work with us and avoid immigration.
One of the major challenges we faced when we began working with women was gaining the approval of their husbands. Most of the husbands and family members worried that the women would not be able to work and meet the household’s responsibilities.
Now, their husbands prepare dinner, take care of the children, and offer them support. There is still a strong sexist culture, “machismo”, in rural areas of El Salvador that we are trying to change by empowering women.