Momo Cayenne Blanket
- Approximately 56 x 76 inches
- Cotton & Wool blend
- Handmade by fair trade artisans
- Due to their handmade nature, the color, pattern, and size will have moderate variations
- This is an organic blanket that contains vegetable matter, for more information read below
These organic, pigment-dyed blankets are made from a blend of cotton and the wool of locally raised sheep in the Western highlands of Guatemala. Each blanket is hand loomed by K'iche' Mayan artisans on traditional wood looms.
The process of scouring and carbonizing wool is typically done with machines and using caustic chemicals, but this wool is processed by hand which is much more labor intensive. These artisans are master weavers in their village and do everything by hand. They clean the wool and brush out as much vegetable matter as possible, however it can be difficult to completely rid wool of the various organic matter especially without the use of chemicals which are typically used. We refer to these blankets as organic and handmade.
This blanket is our favorite piece for layering on a bed to create visual appeal and added warmth. Please be advised that the natural texture and remaining vegetable matter make this piece a bit rough to the touch but display a gorgeous authentic quality.