100% flax linen
Handwoven finely on manual looms
Machine wash cold, delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by weavers from Northern India
This handwoven linen runner is crafted using the natural fiber from the flax plant that is strong, durable and breathable. Highly absorbent, flax linen gets softer and more luxurious with use. Our linen runner is designed to create an interplay of colors. Each runner comes in a combination of three yarn colors that are hand dyed and then strung in a combination on the warp and weft. Hand weaving different thread colors into patterns is a much more laborious process than weaving with a single color, but is a valuable component, given the beauty of the final product. Dyed with Azo-free, low-impact dyes.
Handwoven fabrics are meticulously planned and created requiring a complex estimation, depending on the design. Hand weaving 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 Northern India have skillfully crafted this product on hand-operated looms. The artisans carefully string yarn vertically upon the loom to create the warp. They then weave horizontal interlacing threads (weft), creating expressive, decorative patterns. Two colors in the warp and a different color in the weft are strung. Determination of how closely 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.