To the global textile afficianado, the frazada is one of the greatest finds - used as blankets, floor rugs, pillows, furniture fabric or wall hangings throughout the world by collectors of fine textiles.  Frazadas have been handwoven for centuries by the Aymara people, an indigenous nation located in the Andes – now a part of Bolivia and Peru. Traditionally, frazadas were made from 100% wool and dyed using 100% natural pigments created from plants and insects. Their heavy weight protected the Aymara from the cold. Two separate woven panels are stitched together to make a single frazada.  

Why frazadas and traditional wool textiles are so important? One of our co-founders said it best,  "with the mass production of textiles designed to replicate cultural pieces and the emergence of synthetic fibres, traditional 100% wool frazadas are becoming scarce. The weavers are under pressure to produce products at lower costs. We believe this traditional art should be coveted and supported not squeezed out of the market. Purchasing frazadas from a fair trade cooperative that ensures the sellers (often the weaver or immediate family members) are paid a fair price is how we can support and encourage these traditional textile makers."  -- Deidre, Sunday Isle Co-founder

Please note - our frazadas are very robust and will last a lifetime, however they are vintage so please expect visible signs of use.  The colours, designs and aging are what make vintage frazadas so magnificent.