The best new and vintage textiles to this side of the equator. Ponchos Rojas is dedicated to sharing sustainable and rich traditions of embroideries that capture both the sacred and everyday symbols of life for your home. Craftsmanship predating the Inca civilization, made in La Paz, Bolivia.
All throw pillow cases are handcrafted by Bolivian artisans, making them each a one-of-a-kind craft. Because they are all uniquely made, each pillow is a little different from the other. We believe this adds to the beauty and uniqueness of these pieces, and we hope you do too.
Ponchos Rojas is driven by a love of nature, family, and a passion to know where we come from. Ponchos Rojos is an Aymara paramilitary group from the Andean region of Omasuyos in the province of Achacahi in La Paz. These Andean region of people are a symbol of tradition for the country, distinguished by their bright red ponchos, typical of their pueblos, an inspiration for the name of the brand, founded by Ana Catalina Rojas, born and raised in La Paz, Bolivia and her husband Greg, from Colorado, U.S.
The throw pillow cases are handwoven on a pedal loom and are made with natural dye color fibers. Ponchos Rojas works with a vibrant community from the ancient Mollo Culture in north of La Paz, Bolivia. The Mollo culture who are thought to be the direct descendants of the Tiwanaku civilization, the center of one of the most important of all Andean cultures. These beautiful weaving techniques have lasted the test of time and the curve of history, but modernity is threatening to erase this weaving knowledge that has been passed down for millenniums. This is why it is a mission of Ponchos Rojas to work towards the preservation of keeping this art form alive, through weaving programs and community schools to pass along the craftsmanship knowledge to the future generations in Bolivia.