100% Organic, indigenous drought-resistant cotton
Handwoven on manual looms
Hand-dyed with botanical and natural dyes
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by rural weavers from Western India
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Disclaimer: Due to the handmade nature of our products and variations of device screens, you may find slight variations in color and/or craftsmanship. Even if from the same dye lot, slight variations in color may occur. This is not a defect, but a unique feature of handmade goods.
Our gorgeous yarn-dyed, handwoven napkins are made from organically farmed cotton using all-natural dyes. Made with indigenous, drought-resistant organic cotton. Hand-dyed yarn is handwoven on manual looms by weavers. In a region annually affected by acute drought, agriculture is severely affected. In effect, revenue from weaving becomes the artisans' chief source of income and is crucial to their livelihood.
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.