Pillow Leonora

Pillow Leonora

Colección Leonora H1A

“Indigenous women in Chiapas woven from the beginning of time fulfilling a sacred work and elaborate designs that support the Mayan world. The codices containing all the Mayan knowledge were destroyed, pyramids, palaces and cities fell into disgrace and today are ruins, but in recent years, the tradition of tissue was sufficient to maintain the artistic expression of the Mayan wisdom. The textile designs have transcended time because they belong to the spirit of his race. The designs weavers are revealed in dreams, the strangest costumes ceremonies are cared for by the elderly and the saints of each community are dressed in the finest and well dreamed blouses “- Walter F. Morris” A millenium of weaving in Chiapas “From Huipil, recover traditional embroidery to adapt to new trends in the fashion world. Our Pad “Leonora” respects the design and colors of the traditional huipil from the beginning and from there, we transform the design slightly to adapt to new trends in fashion. It is difficult to summarize everything it stands for today continues to transcend culture, language and traditions. The Maya tissue has over a thousand years. The materials used by the Maya were basically the following:


The fiber coming from the sisal agave.
White cotton was easier trabajar.leonorahuipil
The color palette for the fabrics was very spacious, the colors they used the obtained from different plants and minerals such as:leonorahuipil


The blue of the indigo plant.
The carmine chonchoncilla.
The dark violet purple.
To make tissue, fixed the wires from the woman’s waist, tied to a tree. In this way they were weaving yarns of different colors forming figures to the imagination of the weaving.

Signed: Daniela Ferrer



The loom

historia de un instrumento  Since pre-Hispanic times, the loom is fundamental to the development of indigenous textiles of Mexico and other Latin American instrument.

This loom consists of two horizontal and parallel strips fastened belt, warp of calls, which are placed at the ends of the upper beam urdimbre.El is fixed to a vertical element, be it a stick stuck to the floor, a post or a tree, while the lower beam is placed by another belt around the waist of the weaver, which allows you to securely tighten the loom with a movement of his body without an additional frame.

It is a primitive instrument that allows parts of a weaving width of approximately 40-45 cm. Due to its simplicity and low cost, is the working tool of hundreds of artisans in Mexico. story of a instrument 1.
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The most laborious part is the preparation of the loom, where it should have and extend the wires one by one and weave them with vertical bars in order to create the pieces.
Each design is a definite thread schema is very important to go and counting each thread and following this scheme perfect way for the figures are well defined and the final composition of the piece is harmonious.

Signed: Daniela Ferrer