These scarves are made with recycled and remaining threads left from the making of other textiles such as fabrics for clothing or blankets. It results in a mixture of bright colour combinations that are entirely unique. Much like a bead soup! The daily task of collecting every little piece of material, reclaiming each thread results in a very soft textile with the use of a technique called "cardado".
"Cardado" is unique to the highlands, as it comes from a specific textile making technique using "cardas", which is a spiky flower that grows in the mountains and is used as a brush. To create the incredibly soft texture, many cardas are aligned together, held by two wooden pieces, creating a wide instrument to brush textiles. This process is manually done by hanging the textiles on a horizontal rope and brushing with two planks of cardas aligned using both hands.
Made by Alonso Farinango Lema and his family in Quinchuqui, Ecuador.
"Rumpa" means "circle, as these are infinity scarves that you can wrap around once or twice!
Materials: 50% cotton, 50 % mixed fibers
Width: 14.5 inch
Length: 67 inch