This handcrafted ivory pillow cover combines woven wool with wild wool shag to stunning textural effect. It’s handcrafted using wool from Chilota sheep that are born and raised on Chiloe Island off the west coast of Chile. As a result of harsh weather on the remote island wool from these sheep is durable, extra warm, and highly desirable.
The wool is first cleaned in hot water to remove the natural oils, then dried and spun into fine yarn. Yarn is dyed using natural materials like leaves, barks, roots, branches, clay, moss, and minerals before being hand-woven on ancient looms by Chiloe craftswomen. These artisans use techniques and processes that have been handed down from generation to generation with families specializing in distinct ways to weave and spin the wool.