Size Universal. The pleats expand depending on each individual’s comfort
100% kora (unprocessed and unbleached) cotton
Hand block printed
Reversible with coordinating prints on each side
Elastic loops around the ears for adjustable fit
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Fabric hand block printed by a displaced community from Northern India; masks stitched in the USA
Set of 2
Our hand block printed double-layered face masks are made from 100% cotton. Added pleats allow flexibility of size and can be expanded to your liking. Low-impact dyes, means you will not be breathing in any harsh chemicals. Since the masks are reversible, there are no wrong sides and you can wear either of the 2 trendy prints.
Due to sanitary reasons, we are not accepting returns. Recommended to wash before use.
Kind and caring to the environment, hand block printing is a labor-intensive process that involves carving designs on individual wooden blocks, to which dye is applied and stamped on to fabric. Numerous careful impressions are required to complete a single finished product.
A Fair Trade product. Handmade by artisans in India.
How It's Made
Artisans apply block print patterns to natural, kora cotton - this is unbleached fabric, and is the purest form of cotton. To start printing, an artisan evenly applies dye to a hand-carved wooden block. The fabric is then hand-stamped firmly and steadily, leaving a printed pattern. Dye is frequently added to maintain the same intensity of color. Once the printing is finished with a specific color and block, the artisan cleans the block and must wait for the cloth to dry before continuing. This is a deceptively simple art - each piece features dozens, if not hundreds, of careful impressions.
The artisan community suffered forced displacement in the late eighties, losing their ancestral homes and farmlands in the process. This work offers a sustainable source of fair income and an off-farm livelihood.