100% Organic kora (unprocessed & unbleached) cotton
Hand block printed
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by physically challenged artisans from Northern India
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.
Beautify and protect your dining table with exceptional hand block printed runners! Or use it on a coffee table, end table or console. Table runners are immensely useful for protecting your wood varnish and glass tables.
Hand-carved wooden blocks are dipped in low-impact dyes and stamped on unbleached, unprocessed cotton.
Co-ordinated napkins are 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.