Antique Rose

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Antique Rose

Regular price $52.50 $42.00 sale

The cochineal dye used to create the dusty rose color is a natural dye made from the dried shells of the cochineal insect which are parasitic to the prickly pear cactus (vegans beware). Cochineal has a long  and revered history of use among the Maya and once discovered by colonizers it quickly became a coveted trade item second only to silver. Today Cochineal is experiencing a resurgence in use as many synthetic red dyes have been found to be carcinogenic.

The jaspe designs are of diamonds and prickly pear cactus pads. A beautiful combination of dusty rose and white in a generous length of nearly 80".

  • Dimensions:   79½" L x 10" W excluding fringe
  • Colors: Antique Rose with Nearly White Jaspe
  • Naturally dyed from Cochineal
  • Material:  Rayon & Cotton
  • Care:  Hand Wash Cold.  Line Dry.  Iron Low if needed.
  • Backstrap Loom Woven

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Antonia Cholotío - Master Weaver from Guatemala working on a backstrap loom weaving

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