For this accessory Piedad Ulloa choose to weave a combination of grapes and apples, how she sees them making an abstraction of their shape.
Most of the production of Macanas comes from Bulcay, a small town in the Ecuadorian Andes place of the Macana weaving families. They dye the threads of the warp with two shades in orange combined with a natural thread color for the welf.
They use the Ikat
technique that consists in resisting a group of threads from the dyeing process, bundles of yarn are tightly wrapped together
with cabuya or fique fiber and then dyed as many times as is required to create the desired pattern. This dyeing process is different because the yarns are dyed before being woven into a cloth. When the threads are dry they place the warp threads in a waist wooden loom called Macana
, being the origin of the name
for this accessory.
This scarf Is made of 100% Cotton and has a soft touch and silky texture. Because of the nature of this fiber, you feel warm in the winter and safe from a chilly breeze in the summer being the perfect timeless scarf.