Handwoven on manual looms
Enhanced with complex, raised weaving
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by physically challenged artisans from Northern India
Set of 4
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A set of pure cotton placemats woven by hand on manual looms is enhanced with a complex weaving technique to create a raised texture, which conveys the beauty of handloom weaves and cannot be reproduced on machines. The contemporary design is handcrafted by physically challenged artisans.
Matching placemats, runner and tablecloth are available to purchase separately.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
This textile is produced on hand-operated looms, one of the oldest methods of textile production. Handweaving involves interlinking a set of vertical threads (warp) with a set of horizontal threads (weft,) meticulous planning and a complex estimation, depending on the design. In this fabric, two different yarn colors are used - one in the weft and the other in the warp.
Handwoven at a small weaving unit in Northern India by adult members of a community of physically challenged artisans, and their families. The work offers them employment, life skills training and an avenue for social acceptance.