Chumbes Blanket


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Product number: 00AMEPL-01*

Width: 1300 mm
Depth: 1800 mm

100% cotton

Care instructions
Professional cleaning only

The Chumbes Blanket is a cozy accessory created by Dutch textile designer Mae Engelgeer. Perfect for cozying up on the sofa, the hand-woven piece features an intricate, textured pattern. It combines different stripes and checks as well as various weaving styles that give the blanket a textured structure. The motif is inspired by the Chumbe Inga, a traditional Colombian garment. The blanket is made from soft cotton and interspersed with metallic threads for a lustrous shine, while the short fringes add a playful touch. The Chumbes collection also includes cushions in various sizes and shapes
Each blanket is made by hand in small workshops in Cundinamarca, a suburb of Bogotá. The artesanas and artesanos, as the craftswomen and craftsmen are called in Colombia, work on horizontal looms to weave the blanket. The preparation of the wool, which includes dyeing the yarns, takes around ten days, while weaving and finalising the product takes another twelve days
Dutch designer Mae Engelgeer felt always drawn to textiles – from her school days through her studies at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute to her Masters in applied art at the Sandberg Instituut. Since opening her studio in 2013, she has been driven by her interest in traditional craft techniques. Using yarns, colours, patterns and fabrics, she pushes the boundaries of textile production to adapt old techniques for the modern day. Mae Engelgeer’s signature style combines subtle colour palettes, patterns and linear elements

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