100% kora (unprocessed & unbleached) cotton
Hand block printed
Machine wash cold. Delicate cycle. Tumble dry low
Crafted by women from slums from Western India
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.
Beautify and protect your dining table with exceptional hand block printed runners! Or decorate a coffee table, kitchen island or console. Hand-carved wooden blocks are dipped in low-impact dyes and stamped on unbleached, unprocessed cotton. This piece is edged with pretty, hand-knotted tassels.
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 onto 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. Fringe tassels are knotted by hand.
This artisan group based in Western India, focuses on women from low-income households, slum communities and offers skill-building and employment opportunities.