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by Kapikua

The fabric of the Obsidiana piece is made by hand with organic cotton threads woven on pedal loom. A special technique is used to weave the threads with loose tension making it a very light wear.

Obsidiana comes is available in two color combinations:

Blue with white shades: the blue shade comes from the process of dyeing over wood fire with indigo plants. While the white shade comes from natural cotton, without the need to dye.

Green with brown shades: the teal shade comes from a double dye bath process over wood fire, extracting color from indigo and zacatlaxcalli plants. While the brown shade comes from coyuchi cotton or naturally colored cotton, without the need to dye.

The piece is woven together using a technique known as randa, traditional of the Oaxacan community in Mexico. 

KAPI KUA unites cultures, beliefs and traditions of indigenous communities in Mexico, where women process and naturally dye the cotton, with Guna Yala women in Panama who weave the unique detailing featured in their pieces. 

Learn more about KAPI KUA here.