100% Organic cotton
Handwoven on manual looms
All-natural plant-based dyes
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by rural weavers from Western India
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Our gorgeous yarn-dyed, handwoven napkins are made from organically-farmed cotton. The all-natural dye is derived from tamarind seeds. Suitable for everyday use, for your annual picnic, or dress it with fine cutlery for special occasions They also make great holiday and host or hostess gifts! Pre-washed to increase softness.
Handwoven fabrics are meticulously planned and created requiring a complex estimation, depending on the design. Handweaving is unforgiving: mistakes cannot be reversed as weaves can't be undone.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
Rural weavers from Western India have skillfully crafted this product on hand-operated looms. The artisans carefully string cotton yarn vertically upon the loom to create the warp and horizontally to create the weft. They then weave the interlacing threads, creating expressive, decorative patterns.
Depending on the design, either a single color in the warp and a different color in the weft; a single color in the warp and multiple colors in the weft; or multiple colors both in the warp and weft are strung. Determination of how close 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. Handweaving is unforgiving as once woven, weaves can't be undone.