These gorgeous yarn-dyed, handwoven napkins are made from organically farmed cotton and are dyed with all-natural dyes. Dyes are created using the indigo plant which imparts the soft ink blue hue. Suitable for everyday use, for your annual picnic or dress it with fine cutlery for special occasions They make great holiday and hostess/host gifts too! Attractive and informative packaging design make them convenient to handle and ready-to sell.
Rural weavers from Northern India have skillfully crafted this product on hand-operated looms. Artisans carefully string yarn vertically upon the loom to create the warp. They then weave horizontal interlacing threads (weft), creating expressive decorative patterns. Depending on the design, either a single color in the warp and a different color in the weft or several different colors both in the warp and 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. 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. Slight variations in coloration are a normal aspect of handmade and natural-dye products. Available in Indigo Sea or Slate Grey. Set of 2 napkins.