Add a handmade touch to your kitchen with a hand block printed kitchen towel. Sustainable Threads' kitchen towel is sturdy, durable and a practical way to reduce use of disposable paper towels. It makes an excellent host or hostess gift.
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.
The artisan community suffered forced displacement in the late eighties, losing their ancestral homes and farmlands in the process. This work offers them a sustainable source of fair income and an off-farm livelihood.
- 100% kora cotton
- Block printed
- Fair Trade product
- Handmade in India
- 27" x 19"