100% flax linen
Handwoven finely on manual looms
Crafted by rural weavers from Northern India
Low impact dyes
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Set of 2
Our handwoven flax linen table top products are designed to create an interplay of colors. Each of our runners and napkins come in a combination of three yarn colors that are hand dyed and then strung in a combination on the warp and weft. Hand weaving different thread colors into patterns is a much more laborious process than weaving with a single color, but is a valuable component, given the beauty of the final product. Dyed with Azo-free, low-impact dyes. Packaged with a belly band, it makes an excellent party favor and host or hostess gift.
Handwoven fabrics are meticulously planned and created requiring a complex estimation, depending on the design. Hand weaving 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 Northern India have skillfully crafted this product on hand-operated looms. Artisans carefully string 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.