Exclusive to 112 James Street. These beautiful indigo-black check (1 in squares) organic cotton cloth napkins are made from heirloom kala cotton. hand spun, natural dyed and handwoven. sold in a set of 2, 4, 8. This large size napkin would also make a lovely kitchen towel or bath hand towel. A completely unique housewarming, wedding or hostess gift.
Choose your set: 2, 4, 8
Size: 20 in x 20 (fringe is in addition to this size)
I have long admired the work of the highly skilled weavers in Kachchh. I am so excited to have recently collaborated with this special project initiative in the Kutch region of India. The only place where this old world cotton is grown and woven, keeping an old world tradition alive.
I had a small batch of these organic heirloom cotton cloth napkins and placemats handmade just for my shop. I have searched for a very long time to find something this special and waited for over 8 months as these artisans wove their magic into these cloths. These unique pieces are made from organic kala cotton grown, natural dyed, hand spun and hand woven all in the same place, the Kutch region of India.
A note about KALA COTTON:
This old world cotton called Kala Cotton is so special. It is indigenous to the Kutch region, where it has made a resurgence in the last decade. The farmers who grow this cotton do not use any pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. It is a purely rain fed crop that has a high tolerance for both disease and pests. I have been working with this special Kala Cotton initiative that encourages sustainable cotton textile production in harmony with local ecology. The initiative works to create a value chain on multiple levels by working with marginalized communities and promoting locally grown species. This initiative has created a supply chain between the Kala cotton farmers, ginners, spinners, and weavers to convert the raw cotton into hand woven products.
set of 21 in stock
set of 41 in stock
set of 81 in stock