The Chiapas collection is a range of beautiful hand-woven runners and cushions from the highlands of Mexico. Exquisitely designed using ancient weaving techniques each piece combines traditional Mexican artistry with strong contemporary design.
Lovingly hand-made by Mayan women using the traditional pre-Hispanic back-strap loom, the Chiapas collection is produced by non-profit organisation El Camino de los Altos. Combining contemporary French design influences with ancient Mayan techniques and iconography, the organisation founders work with the craftswomen to design, create and produce the collection using only the highest quality materials. Each piece is carefully crafted and it takes three days to weave a cushion and seven days for a runner. All embroidery and finishing is done by hand.
Maud interiors founder, Nicola Paisey commented, “We are excited to be working with El Camino De Los Altos. There is a story behind each of the pieces in the Maud interiors range and the Chiapas collection is no exception. The organisation has succeeded in preserving the ancient art of backstrap loom weaving and improving the lives of the weavers by creating a vibrant modern textile collection. This collection perfectly complements our existing range of handcrafted homewares from artisans around the globe.”
About Maud interiors
Maud interiors is a travel-inspired, luxury, online boutique offering handcrafted interior accessories and gifts for the modern home. There is a story behind each of the pieces in the carefully curated collection, which combine traditional handicraft techniques with contemporary design. They work with social enterprises, independent designer/makers and have their own range of one of a kind, hand embroidered tribal cushions, floor cushions and wall art.