embroidered waistloom coaster set
Add some cultural flair to your table with our colorful embroidered drink coasters. They are high quality, durable, and perfect for hosting parties, special events and other celebrations.
We work directly with a group of Indigenous women in Oaxaca to create these traditional waistloom embroidered coasters. The families we work with have been employing traditional pre-hispanic techniques across multiple generations to create authentic textiles which are used to make a variety of home goods. Many of the families also dye their own threads using plants, flowers, and other natural materials. Once the threads are ready, each individual thread is assembled and tightened on the waistloom. Then, they interlace layers of colorful threads to create the various geometric patterns embroidered on the coasters.
Your order helps empower these families to continue carrying on their legacy and tradition, while providing them with a dignified income opportunity.
- materials used: 100% cotton, plant and natural dies for the thread color
- each coaster is approx. 4" x 4", packed in bundles of 4
- care instructions: spot clean, or gently wash by hand
- due to handmade nature of this item, slight imperfections should be celebrated