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
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.
Co-ordinated napkins and runners 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.