Pedal loom

MATICO & PAOLA LEMA

Fabrics are 100% cotton.

Woven on Matico’s pedal loom in Peguche, Imbabura province. She and her daughter, Paola, run a project with indigenous Otavalo women weavers, called Huarmi Maqui, “women’s hands” in Kichwa. Since 1990, they have refused to sacrifice quality and handwork by resisting the lower prices o f their competitors. We are thankful to Huarmi Maqui for preserving their craft.