100% Organic kora (unprocessed and unbleached) cotton
Hand block printed
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by physically challenged artisans from Northern India
Set of 2
Disclaimer: Due to the handmade nature of our products and variations in 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.
Make entertaining guests an indulgence with Sustainable Threads' stunning hand block printed, heavyweight cotton napkins! Highly absorbent, they are a great alternative to disposable paper napkins. Packaged with a belly band and a hanger, they make an excellent party favor and host or hostess gift.
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.
Co-ordinated runner is available to purchase separately.
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.
Hand block printed at a small 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.