The falseria fabric is woven on a floor loom by a federation of indiginous weavers living in the highlands of Guatemala. The zig zag patterns often represent a serpent that is symbolic of the earth, feminine energy and the rivers. It is said to remind us to keep moving like water flowing through a stream. The lumbar pillow cover is finished with a blended linen backing, features our signature plate on the backside, and is closed by an invisible zipper.
dimension: approx. 12”L x 20"W
material: cotton (front); linen blend (back)
color: black and white
origin: Falseria fabric from the Highlands of Guatemala. Pillow cover is designed and handmade by ATELIER NOMAD in Washington, DC.
care: Spot clean with soap.
detail: Invisible zipper. Lining included on the frontside. The signature plate featured on the backside. Insert is not included.
note: As unique, handmade art, no two pieces will be identical and colors may vary across screens. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive. Photo of exact piece available upon request.
The Story // Falseria is a traditional hand weaving technique that has been mastered by Mayan artisans since its introduction by the Spanish in the 1500’s. The loomed artisan fabrics are created on a small-batch scale, ensuring attention to detail and quality of the highest standard. The sale of these fabrics creates a sustainable form of income for our artisans from Santa Catarina Ixtahuacan and San Juan Ostuncalco.