Handwoven finely on bamboo looms
Crafted by indigenous women weavers from Eastern India
Machine wash cold. Tumble dry low
Set of 2, in coordinated prints
This chic, coordinated tea towel set is practical, but is also a cool way to enhance your kitchen decor. Finely handwoven, highly absorbent and lint-free, our handmade tea towels are great for drying dishes, wiping wine glasses and soft enough to wipe hands with, while reducing the use of disposable paper towels. An excellent choice for party favors or as host and hostess gifts, as they come pre-packaged with a belly band and a hanger.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It’s Made
Indigenous women weavers from Eastern India have skillfully crafted this product on hand-operated frame looms. These looms are made using bamboo and other locally available materials. The artisans carefully string cotton yarn vertically upon the loom to create the warp. They then weave horizontal interlacing threads (weft,) creating expressive, decorative patterns.
Depending on the design, either a single color in the warp and a different color in the weft or several different colors both in the warp and weft are strung. Determination of how closely the warp yarns will be placed next to each other, precise calculation of where the next color thread will be incorporated (e.g. 1-inch stripes,) and careful calculation for minimal loom waste are some other steps of the process. Hand weaving is unforgiving as once woven, weaves can't be undone.