Our Falseria fabric is hand woven on a treadle loom by Maya master weavers.
The warp on the treadle loom is lifted by foot pedals which lift each of the 29 shafts according to which are selected. The threads of the warp are alternately selected by hand to be lifted and lowered while the weft is passed between the threads with the shuttle. This traditional hand weaving technique has been mastered by Maya artisans since its introduction by the Spanish in the 1500’s.
90cm width. Image shows 30 x 30 cm.
Pattern Repeat 1.8cm (in length), 3.6cm (in width).
Sold by the metre.
Due to the hand crafted characteristics there may be minor variations in size, pattern and colour, all of which tell a part of this distinctive fabrics journey.